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Old 01-11-2018, 02:54 PM   #1
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Squirrels enjoyed my propane line

I found that the squirrels chewed through my propane distribution line in several places between my regulator and where the line disappears under my camper. I have a 2016 26BH so I have about a 20í hose to replace.

Iím thinking about replacing the hose with black iron pipe from just behind the batteries at the front of the camper to the manifold behind the axles. (Letís see those suckers chew through that) Then either use copper or a short run of the rubber hose from the regulator to the black pipe.

Some have suggested simply running copper from the regulator all the way to the manifold. Iím just a bit hesitant since the copper under the camper would be subject to road debris. What are your thoughts?


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Old 01-11-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'd go black iron, that's all they used in the early years with copper branch lines. Rubber hose is just easier and cheaper, thus the change.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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My 2011 has black irin pipe except for the short ends.
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Rat sized snap traps and peanut butter works quite well on squirrels too. Those suckers can eat more than your rubber hoses. They managed to excavate quite a lot of the fiberglass from my RV port before I figured out where the insulation was coming from.
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Those suckers can eat more than your rubber hoses.
Yep, a friend had over $3,000 in damage to water lines and wiring after they got inside the trailer.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:41 PM   #6
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Rat sized snap traps and peanut butter works quite well on squirrels too. Those suckers can eat more than your rubber hoses. They managed to excavate quite a lot of the fiberglass from my RV port before I figured out where the insulation was coming from.




Yep. Have a neighbor who feeds them. Too bad they donít just eat his food. When they make it into my yard I have to be very stealthy in terminating with extreme prejudice. But damage is done before you know it.


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Pellet guns are a wonderful thing!
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Pellet guns are a wonderful thing!


Thatís the Subdivision Sniperís weapon of choice. Then sit deep inside the house and shoot out an open door. Keeps the neighbor from hearing a shot.


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Thatís the Subdivision Sniperís weapon of choice. Then sit deep inside the house and shoot out an open door. Keeps the neighbor from hearing a shot.


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Also, they do make a really nice .22 round with low powder that sounds like it's coming out of a silencer...just sayin! Not trying to break the rules on the forum.
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have you considered armoring your pipe with aluminum conduit. I saw this one on Amazon that might work.

Southwire 55082305 3/4-Inch Alflex-Type RWA Reduced Wall Aluminum Flexible Metal Conduit

I had a car than was chosen as a new home for mice and they ate the wireing harness, several hundred dollars.
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