Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike-N-Sally
Help: Want an Extended Stay Propane Kit

Have any of you installed a Extended Stay Propane kit (ESPK) on a Winni with an electric propane shut off? All I can find is a ESPK for a manual shutoff valve.
__________________

__________________
Mike-N-Sally is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
SCVJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Clarita, CA.
Posts: 1,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-N-Sally View Post
Have any of you installed a Extended Stay Propane kit (ESPK) on a Winni with an electric propane shut off? All I can find is a ESPK for a manual shutoff valve.
Never seen anything other than the one with a POL fitting on it. Your's is different? My old '85 Pace had an electric valve, but still had a POL fitting.
__________________

__________________
_______________________________

Jeff - WA6EQU
'06 Itasca Meridian 34H, CAT C7/350
SCVJeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 07:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,559
The Extend-a-stay has a Male and Female POL, you can "Insert" it right after the tank valve

With an electric cut off you may need to re-route or extend wires a bit, but there is no special kit for electric shut off rigs.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 08:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 357
I don't know about an electric valve, but I can say watch out for the extension of the regulator by inserting the extend-a-stay. I installed an extend-a-stay last winter while in FL and while returning north over the rough sections of I95 had the connection loosen because of the vibration. By the time I smelled propane in the MH and then got stopped I figure I lost about 1/4 tank of propane. After shutting off the propane and tightening all connections again, I was able to proceed without further problems. However, I now have added checking these connections on my checklist. After getting home, I added a support bracket to hold the regulator. So far, I've had no further problems.

BTW. I think I was lucky that I didn't have a fire because of this leak.
__________________
Pete - Full Timing
2000 Country Coach Magna 40', CAT C10, #5892
2006 Jeep Liberty
phays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 10:42 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike-N-Sally
Thank You, for the Replies.
__________________
Mike-N-Sally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by phays View Post
I don't know about an electric valve, but I can say watch out for the extension of the regulator by inserting the extend-a-stay.
You have a point there Phays.

I tend to forget that when I tighten a propane connection I, being a bit paranoid about leaks in that system, tend to tighten it to the best of my ability....

True story: I once changed tires on a Ford F-350 custom (10,000 pound opiton) and tightened the lug nuts using nothing more than the standard 2-piece wrench ford bolted to the fender.

When that tire picked up a nail we were close to the contract tire store so we limped in, and the mobile tire guy there put his big, and I mean big, air wrench on that sucker... Took forever to get the nut to turn (or so it seemed) I'd tightened it a good many foot pounds of toruqe more than his wrench could un-wrench (Well you hammer long enough and it gives)

That's how I tighten propane fittings too.. TIGHT!
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palisade CO
Posts: 2,926
I ran with my Extend a Stay tee unsupported for about 30,000 miles with no problems, however I kept intending to figure out how to support it somehow.

When I installed the Koni shocks which ride a lot rougher than the OEM shocks I finally got around to it.

I cut a piece of 1 x 4 that was a slight press fit under the tee. Cleaned the area under it real well and put some silicon adhesive caulk on the support and gently tapped it under the tee. It's solid and the tee can't move at all now.

I think I am lucky that I dodged a bullet by putting it off so long.
__________________
Clay WA5NMR - Ex Snowbird - 1 year, Ex Full timer for 11 years - 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N Workhorse chassis. Honda Accord toad.
Clay L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,559
Frankly Clay.. I thing that bullet you dodged was a blank. The Extend-a-stay is rather well built and I seriously doubt you would have had a problem.

Of course.. that does not mean you would not have

Proper tightening of the connections.. that's #1 in my book. and quite likely the only problem you will every have.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extended Stay in Illinois vblarry Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 06-14-2007 06:06 PM
Propane Leak Detector - Lesson Learned LK23 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 02-21-2006 07:49 PM
Propane Numbers chasfm11 iRV2.com General Discussion 4 12-27-2005 09:45 AM
Towing 5th wheel with no extended pin & short box truck LIKENIT Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 22 12-01-2005 06:13 AM
extended stay with propane ArtGomez MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 07-24-2005 08:58 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.