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Old 04-13-2020, 02:30 PM   #1
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Seneca Extend a stay using already existing quick hookup

Like it says, has anyone ever done an extend a stay setup using the already existing quick connect in the M2 chassis. I know that quick connect is post regulator, so you would have to regulate the extra bottle. Just trying to find out if anyone has done this and if it is easier than trying to use the extend a stay kit to tap into.

Story behind this, a good friend of ours just got reassigned to help in the Covid ICU. I heard that they were going to try to setup a tent and basically a mop sink and bucket in their garage for her to live so she wont worry about infecting the rest of her family if by chance she comes down with it. I was not going to have that and offered to put my Seneca in their driveway and give her a much better place to live. They are going to sanitize it and we will let it sit there a week or two after it is cleaned. My worry here is propane capacity. Right now we just got a winter storm and the lows are in the 20's for the next few days. I dewinterized obviously so she can actually use it so I am running the propane furnace to keep parts of the underbelly warm. I have a few radiant heaters so she can burn electric instead of propane normally. However, with her using the shower, sink and what not for hot water, plus the furnace for a few days, I think she may end up emptying it if she needs the rig for more than a couple weeks. We have acres of space so I am just gonna dump the greys on the land, and its just her, so it would take a LONG time to fill the black, its just the propane I am worried about. Please anyone with insight to this, please let me know. She starts her first shift tomorrow so I wont have access inside the rig after that, but I can work outside at the tank without a big issue.

Note I already have a hose to hookup an external grill to the quick connect. I was thinking about just getting a tank regulator with hose, add a coupler, to adapt back that grill hose and then feed it that way. I am just not sure if this is kosher as I dont know if you can have two different tanks, each with their own regulator feeding a source. Do I HAVE to tie the secondary tank in before the RV's regulator and just use the one regulator or can each tank have their own?
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I have the same question.
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Old 04-13-2020, 02:57 PM   #3
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I've got no good experience with the quick connect that is regulated pressure - I took mine out after a mishap with the appliance it was connected to and ended up losing an entire tank of Propane on the prior Motorhome we had. Luckily, we had an Extend-A-Stay on that same tank, and borrowed a buddy's BBQ tank and we were able to limp along that trip and kept the Fridge running for the rest of the weekend.
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I guess I should have read closer. I have a 22J and want to feed regulated propane back into the camper utilizing the existing quick connect that I normally use when I cook outside. Simply close the valve on the camper propane and supply the heater from the quick connect. Anyone doing this?
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I think you and I are trying to accomplish the same thing.
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Sounds like you want to do this
https://youtu.be/jovTYfltUO0
He talks about connecting up an external tank and some regulator/pressure issues and the fix
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If you wanted to connect after the regulator through the quick connect it seems to work but some people talk if flow issues depending on how much pressure required and regulator on the external tank. Here's the post from another forum
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I guess I should have read closer. I have a 22J and want to feed regulated propane back into the camper utilizing the existing quick connect that I normally use when I cook outside. Simply close the valve on the camper propane and supply the heater from the quick connect. Anyone doing this?
Have you contacted Jayco and asked if they have an LPG diagram that shows how the system is plumbed? That would tell you if your could do what you are trying. The problem as I see it is the LPG from the external tank would need some type of regulator.
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I added the extend a stay to the main propane tank and it works great. I swap out 20# bottles and only use the onboard tank when Iím getting the 20# refilled.
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@MNWelsh -

Did you have to move the Seneca regulator when you installed the Sturgi-stay ?

Is there any reason why you didn’t get the “quick connector” version of the Sturgi-stay ? My guess is that the top quick connector would butt up against the regulator. Has anyone tried that ?

I’m taking delivery of a 2021 37TS and I’m looking to make this modification for my Coleman 285 grill (which needs a high pressure connection ... and since the Coleman LXEs aren’t for sale anymore)

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