Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
Member
 
schmittychris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Reno
Posts: 66
Dual regulator into single regulator?

I have a 2016 174bh and I am thinking about adding a second propane tank. I would like to use a dual regulator with an auto changeover like this one:

Amazon

My question is, what do I do with the regulator on the trailer now? Can I just hook up the dual regulator into the single? Should I bypass it altogether? I'm not sure I want to take it off because I don't want to have to plug the holes and I'd rather just leave it.
__________________

__________________
Chris

TV: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4x
TT: 2016 174BH Baja Edition
schmittychris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
tnchuck100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sparta, TN
Posts: 1,174
You will be REPLACING the original regulator with the new one. You can sell or store the original. They cannot be used together.
__________________

__________________
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.
tnchuck100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,837
^^^^^^
What he said.


1 propane system: 1 regulator.


No more, no less.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
Member
 
schmittychris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Reno
Posts: 66
OK so since the one I'm looking at getting mounts to the tanks, I'm just going to bypass the original and leave it attached to the trailer. Thanks!
__________________
Chris

TV: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4x
TT: 2016 174BH Baja Edition
schmittychris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 02:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Nashville
Posts: 470
Why can't you just remove the old single and mount the new dual in the same place?
Hohenwald48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 02:37 PM   #6
Member
 
schmittychris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Reno
Posts: 66
The pigtails from regulator to bottles are not long enough. The dual regulator is meant to mount to the bottle holder. The current one is mounted on the trailer under the front window. I don't really want to remove the current one because it will leave holes in the trailer to fill. I guess I could do a custom second hose from the second bottle to the regulator. It's only a 5' hose and an Acme nut. I'll have to see what the mount for the regulator looks like when I get home and see if can be swapped. In that case I would probably go with a different changeover regulator and not the whole kit. Now I've got some thinking to do
__________________
Chris

TV: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4x
TT: 2016 174BH Baja Edition
schmittychris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 02:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,113
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IZ...XA700DS6ZDXKQQ

You need a bottle holder like this one, then the regulator mounts to the rod.

Un thread the old regulator, set it a side. Attatch new regulator, you need thread dope or yellow Teflon tape (gas rated) on the threads. It's really easy to do. You should be able to YouTube it.
Jagiven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 03:08 PM   #8
Member
 
schmittychris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Reno
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IZ...XA700DS6ZDXKQQ

You need a bottle holder like this one, then the regulator mounts to the rod.

Un thread the old regulator, set it a side. Attatch new regulator, you need thread dope or yellow Teflon tape (gas rated) on the threads. It's really easy to do. You should be able to YouTube it.
Yup I have that one and the link in my original post is for a regulator that would attach to the rod. However, if you read my last post the current regulator is mounted to the trailer under the front window. I can't just swap the regulator. The kits for the rod mounted regulator have 12" pigtails.

So my options are to replace the existing regulator in its current location and make a new hose for the second bottle to this location or to get the kit I linked to which moves the regulator to the bottle and bypass the current regulator.
__________________
Chris

TV: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4x
TT: 2016 174BH Baja Edition
schmittychris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2016, 11:01 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Nashville
Posts: 470
If you mount the new regulator to the "bottle rod", will you have enough hose to go from the trailer to the new regulator? There is usually a little slack in the existing hose. If you get lucky it will be long enough. Otherwise you'll have to extend that.
Hohenwald48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2016, 11:26 AM   #10
Member
 
schmittychris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Reno
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hohenwald48 View Post
If you mount the new regulator to the "bottle rod", will you have enough hose to go from the trailer to the new regulator? There is usually a little slack in the existing hose. If you get lucky it will be long enough. Otherwise you'll have to extend that.
I was looking at this last night and I don't think I'll have enough slack. My regulator is mounted pretty high so I do think I have more slack than most would, but I'm also planning on moving the bottles forward a little so that I can mount a tongue box behind it. I'm definitely going to have to extend the hose.
__________________

__________________
Chris

TV: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4x
TT: 2016 174BH Baja Edition
schmittychris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.