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Old 09-02-2014, 05:21 AM   #11
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I had a small propane smell around my two tanks since new. I checked for leaks with soapy water a couple of years ago and didn't find a thing so I just forgot about it. Last week both pigtails stopped flowing propane apparently due to the excess flow valve in them. I guess these pigtails must have an end of life clock in them. Oh well! I replaced both pigtails with replacements from CW and two things happened. Flow was restored AND after a few days I didn't notice the smell any longer. I suppose I had a very small leak from the get go and just couldn't find it.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:35 AM   #12
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snip..... It's easy to check. Just dilute dish detergent with an equal amount of water, and dribble it over all the fittings. If it's leaking, you'll see foamy bubbles appear. And check to see if the hoses have hardened up. If so, that means they have degraded over time........snip
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:51 PM   #13
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I don't think leaking LP Gas Pigtails is just a "5 year" problem.

I noticed "the smell" in the propane compartment shortly after picking my NEW 5th wheel up in 2016. Discovered that if you pressed on the left propane hose, the gas just hissed out. Dealer replaced it, no problem. Should have had them do both.

Now the rig is 1 year old. When dewinterizing it, I smelled propane again. Not as obvious a leak this time but when I painted the hose where it is clamped with soap THEN pushed and pulled it - it bubbled. So now this one is getting replaced.

I would STRONGLY suggest that if you have this chinese made regulator on your Jayco that you check the hoses:
http://a.co/7AuUL4y
You can recognize it by the clip on white plastic cover.

It gets pretty marginal reviews on a number of different supplier sites and all of them mention the lousy pigtails that come with it.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:24 PM   #14
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Buddy, nice thread revival here. I have that pigtail and although I haven't smelled any propane to date, I'm going to test them this week.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:28 AM   #15
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I replaced both my pigtails last summer. I am now getting twice as long between fill ups on my tanks... replacing them has already paid for itself.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:52 AM   #16
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I finally replaced my second pigtail. I didn't even test it for leaks, I just replaced it. If it was leaking (and it may have been), it's not now.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:45 PM   #17
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OK, sorry to revive this tread AGAIN - but now I'm going to replace the cheapo regulator. I guess the lesson I should have learned is is do it all at once. I replaced the pig tails one at a time. But today I discovered that the regulator is leaking if both tanks are not connected.
In other words, when I take a tank off to have it filled, gas continues to slowly leak out of the open hose end, no matter which way the valve on the regulator is set.

Cheap is cheap - but Jayco's risk management department (assuming they have one) should really have a talk with jayco's parts procurement department. Shaving a few cents by buying cheap gas regulators and hoses is gonna get somebody killed some day - and the lawsuit is going to cost a whole lot more than what they save on those cheap regulators.
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Thank you! I need to figure this out.
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Now the question is...which regulator to replace the cheap Chinese one?
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Now the question is...which regulator to replace the cheap Chinese one?
I know right! They all look pretty cheap to me - but I ordered the Camco one based on reviews. I've also discovered that you should watch your pig tails. I thought they were all industry standard - NOT. There are at least two size threads where they connect to the regulator. Some are compression, some are just regular threads.
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