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Old 06-30-2015, 09:04 PM   #11
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For safety reasons the electronic pilot units only allow the propane to flow for a short time during the ignition and flame detection/verification cycle. Typically it is 3 tries and you're locked out. During the process not much gas volume gets purged out through that little propane orifice.

Gone are the days of a standing pilot where you could hold the pilot button in to make certain that the line was purged to be full of propane. As was mentioned, depending upon the trailer gas piping layout it is often worthwhile to first light the manual valve range burners. The manual stove burners will purge the system piping at a much higher volume, vic

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:39 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by VicS1950 View Post
... the trailer gas piping layout ...
On the 19RD, the manifold is located in the REAR left corner. The tanks on the tongue. All of the appliances tie back to the 1 manifold.

I light the stove with a BBQ lighter so I can monitor the purging of the tank-to-manifold link. The lighter often gets blown out by the non-flammable gas in the lines.

Then the water heater, furnace and fridge.

The fridge is the most finicky. The manual even suggests 3 tries of 30 seconds each to purge the line.

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