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Old 07-23-2019, 03:29 PM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased a 2020 Jay Flight SLX 174BH. We took it to a local campground with some friends for our trial run. Everything worked fine, but I couldn't get either the stove or the pilot light on the hot water heather to light. My friend (who is an experienced camper) and I made sure the propane tank was on. Neither one of us could smell or hear gas on either one. Is there a secondary valve that needs to be open or something? I don't remember anything about that during the walk around because it was sort of rushed. I don't use propane for anything, I've grilled with charcoal my whole life.
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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If you have twin propane tanks. Is the correct tank open? Meaning, there is a valve in between the tanks that has to be directed to the tank that you are using.

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Old 07-23-2019, 03:42 PM   #3
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When you're turning on the valve at the tanks, do it VERY slowly. Like stupid slow. If you just spin the valves, they will shut down as a safety measure because it thinks there is a leak.

If you still have problems getting gas, disconnect the "pigtail" and tap it a couple times on something hard. There is a safety valve in there too. Reattach and try again. And again, open the tank valve SLOWLY.

Also, if you haven't run the propane in a while, it can take quite a bit to "bleed" the gas back into the lines. How long did you leave the valves at the stove open? Granted, my trailer was pretty long, but it often took what I considered to be a long time for the gas to reach the stove. Sometimes I could even smell it before it would actually ignite. But "bleeding" the lines using the stove was part of my routine after the rig came out of storage.

Interestingly, I don't turn off the valve in my motorhome propane, but I still have to bleed the system after an extended period of non-use or the fridge won't fire up and I get a fault.

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I only have the one tank.
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Did your dealer forget to fill the tank for you?
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:26 AM   #6
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Did your dealer forget to fill the tank for you?
I think this is a good question...especially if the walk-around was rushed.

Did you try a different propane tank? Borrow one from your friend?
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:01 PM   #7
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Try your stove and make sure it works. If it does, then your tank is fine. Make sure you turn the dial from Electric to Gas. Insure your fridge temp for gas is on high. Depress that dial as you click the spark. Keep it depressed as you spark. When it catches, the meter will go to the right. If you get nothing... you should have the dealer do it for you.
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