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Old 04-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Propane splitter/tee/y-adapter

Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum & just purchased a "new to me" 2010 Jayco 17z. This trailer has a single 30lb propane tank and it does not have the quick connect BBQ adapter I see on the new 2012 models. I don't want to have to worry about transporting a 2nd tank so I'm looking for a way to share the 30lb tank on the trailer with the BBQ. I don't feel like spending the money for parts and labor to have an RV dealer cut into the existing propane system to add a BBQ line. I was hoping for an adapter that would connect to the existing tank and have 2 fittings, one to connect the trailer and one to connect the BBQ. It would also have to have a way to have the propane on when nothing is connected to the 2nd outlet as the BBQ would not always be connected. Does such a device exist? Or, has anyone made something up and what was the parts list? Thanks for you help!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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Cablerum, there are several threads already going with this same question... here's one:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=6151

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Cablerum, there are several threads already going with this same question... here's one:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=6151

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Thanks, but that link is not really what I'm asking. I tried searching. I'm not wanting to add a BBQ connect such as the one shown in your link. I'm looking for an adapter that screws directly to the propane tank which in turn gives the tank a dual outlet. The trailer will be connected to one & a BBQ or any other propane appliance could be connected to the other when the need arises. When nothing needs to be connected to the 2nd outlet I need to be able to still turn on the propane for the trailer but not have gas leak out from the unused outlet. I don't want to cut into or tamper with the existing propane system. Hopefully this clarifies my question. Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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This is exactly what I'm looking for:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...andwheel/55146

But I'm wondering that when something is only connected to one side can you have the propane on without it leaking out the open side?
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I was wondering the same thing and hubby says if there is nothing plugged in the propane can't come out. Some safety thing, not like the old days when you could just open the tank and it would come out.
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Ok, you beat me to it... after I reread your post and realized what you were after, I remembered seeing that in a recent Camping World catalog I received. Glad you found it.
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I was wondering the same thing and hubby says if there is nothing plugged in the propane can't come out. Some safety thing, not like the old days when you could just open the tank and it would come out.
Yes, I remember the old style tanks you could open and blow off the propane in the tank. I realize that the new ones don't "blow off" for lack of a better term, but wondering if it is safe to use all the time will 0% leakage on the open side? Maybe I could also find some sort of cap to cover that side when not in use. Any suggestions on a cap or cover that screws on? Then it would be like a double protection, the safety valve plus a cap.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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cablerum-- the unused side will not leak, if you take your gas line off of your tank you will see the part that goes into the fitting on the tank that releases the gas. To your other question, you can buy a cap so you will feel good. Larry
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You can connect a quick connect to the T at the stove @the bottom of the trailer . Hope this helps
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Here is the one I ordered for our Coleman grill and Camp Chef stove if I remember right (think that's the one). Only complaint I read about it and had myself, is the threads need to be sealed. Just buy some yellow Teflon tape (gas rated) and you are good to go!!!

That is the one I bought.
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