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Old 04-02-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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More thorough check of my new coach

I had time today to begin a more thorough review of my new coach. I am glad I did - as I uncovered an important issue. I have only traveled 34 miles in the coach so far.

I got under the coach today at the rear to locate and look over the engine components. I wanted to locate the filters, etc.

Well, the latches for the air cleaner were both undone. One was completely off and the other was not locked down. Glad I found that issue.

The other major issue that I found was that I was leaking propane. I smelled it just a little - no alert from the sensor inside. My wife could not smell it. Then checked the gauge and I had lost about 25% of the tank from pickup. Apparently the tech did not shut it off as he got me ready to pull out. I try to keep it off during travel - but the one time I did not check - there was a leak. It was a quick find/repair. Some soapy water at the output to the tank showed a small leak. It was 1/4 to 1/2 turn loose.

Lesson (re)learned: Don't rely on others to check things, do it yourself.

Just passing this on to others. We got to keep on top of things - even with a new coach!

Safe Travels!
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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yup DIY I feel for those who have RVs and have no ability to do anything on them. Some can, some can't, its just the way it is . Not trying to knock anyone who can't. My own son can't, just the way it is.
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All - with propane coaches, and I did not know this either till a fellow told me. The valve seat/seal mechanism in propane tanks only works fully closed or fully open, in between allows the valve to seep gas, so when you open it up, open to till it stops, then the bottom of the shaft fully seats against the stop. Now I have not verified this by looking a cutaway of the POL, I do have a PP presentation of the propane system, just did a quick check, but the resolution is not that great. Realize this was not your issue, but good info to have.
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