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Old 05-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Propane issue

Hi everyone, just took our NTU, Jayco Jay Feather x20e camping. First, I am so glad to be back camping again.

I'm not a newbie, have owned a popup before, however having problems with the propane. Tank is full, I'm opening it slowly, connector has been removed from the tank and reseated a dozen times and I can't get any flow to any of the appliances (fridge, stove, water heater, furnance). When I turn on the stove, no hiss of air or gas. Also when turning on the tank, I don't hear the slight hiss as it pressurizes the lines.

To rule out the tank, I grabbed the one off my grill. Works on the grill but not on the camper.

I didn't see any cobwebs or obstructions on the hose connecting the tank. I don't see any master valve besides the one on the tank. I'm thinking failed regulator, but thought that I would post it out here to see if anyone had any other thoughts.

Thanks! Happy camping!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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I would agree the regulator as well, but thats just my guess.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Possibly an obstructed high pressure hose....that's what happened to me this season anyway. You can also check the vents of both stages of the regulator. The first stage vent is a small hole in the back of the regulator, the second stage vent is pointed downward and usually has a screen-like filter. If either vent is obstructed it can shut-down flow.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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What was obstructing your high pressure hose? Was it disconnected from the tank during storage and a spider or mud wasp made a plug for it?
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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It is likely the check valve in the hose that threads to the tank. I have had to replace mine before for the same issue.
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I would replace both the pigtail from the tank and the regulator. Both are cheap. Switch them one at a time to see which one actually caused the problem and keep the good part for a spare. I carry a spare one of everything anyway. Don't forget to use yellow thread tape for the pigtail/regulator connection.
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Propane issue

Thanks for all of the great advice! When I get back to the house will give each of these a try and post back what it was.

Thanks for validating my thinking!
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What was obstructing your high pressure hose? Was it disconnected from the tank during storage and a spider or mud wasp made a plug for it?
Yup...Kept telling myself "dont forget to wrap the hook-up" wont make that mistake again...
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Either the pressure regulator or the pig-tail. The shut off valve in the pig-tail may be stuck. You might try rapping on something to free it up. If you remove or loosen the pig-tail from the regulator and open the tank a VERY tiny bit there should be some flow before the valve shuts it down.
Bob has a good suggestion too, having spares is a good thing. Having a spare available usually means that the part will never fail.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:05 AM   #10
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Our trailer had a bad hose from the tank to the regulator. The service tech said it was a common problem if the other side of the regulator works OK.
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