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Old 05-03-2021, 07:08 PM   #1
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External Propane supply connection

Folks my 30x has the factory installed quick connect in the rear for grill supply. I was gonna add the extend a stay adapter to the on board Propane tank but I'm thinking to myself I can save that trouble and I could hook up my portable propane tank with a regulated hose and fitting into that quick connect adapter already in place. Would propane back feed into Rv ok enough to run propane equipment on board?
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I don't believe you can backfeed through the Quick Disconnect but why would you want to do that anyway?
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Your thinking of taking something like a 20lb BBQ tank, hooking it up to the quick connect at the back and feeding the furnace and 'fridge???


If so - What's going to regulate the tank pressure down to what's necessary to feed the house?


I'm no expert but that sounds like a "Hold my beer and watch this..." moment to me. Perhaps try it out on your friend's motorhome first.
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Backfeeding the factory installed quick connect with a regulated supply.... Theoretically possible, but I have concerns:

1. The regulator on your portable tank may be set at a slightly different pressure/flow rate than the onboard regulator, which could throw off the flame settings on your onboard appliances, so they may not burn properly or cleanly. As far as I know, these regulators cannot be adjusted.

2. It is possible that the existing onboard regulator might be damaged. They are not designed to withstand pressure applied to their outlets without pressure being applied to their inlets.



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Thanks for the input. Was looking for short cut to adding the extend the stay valve onto the on board Propane tank. In case I use up the on board supply. Short cuts can bite you in the ass.
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Add the extend a stay

Real easy, takes 5min

Easy peasy
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