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Old 09-23-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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I always complained because Monaco puts a low pressure propane connection in the bay on the curb side. I could not find a BBQ that used low pressure propane.

I was told today that the connection is not for a BBQ, even thought most sales people and techs tell you it is. The connection is used to connect a manometer when service needs to test the pressure going to your gas appliances.

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I always complained because Monaco puts a low pressure propane connection in the bay on the curb side. I could not find a BBQ that used low pressure propane.

I was told today that the connection is not for a BBQ, even thought most sales people and techs tell you it is. The connection is used to connect a manometer when service needs to test the pressure going to your gas appliances.

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Old 09-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Luke,
Thanks for letting us know about that. In 21 years of RVing, I've only had to change out one bad regulator.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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I think that someone at Monaco is trying to cover up for their dumb installation. My manual states that it is for an appliance. I will get the exact wording and post it later. The manual even gives instructions for the type of quick disconnect you must use. It is complete with a diagram. Moanco really blew it on this one. Some engineer who has never used a motorhome.

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Old 09-23-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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Where is this connection? I didn't see one on my 08 Cayman.
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Brett...
Usually it is on the passenger side. If you open your storage bay... in the left side wall is a small door. Open that and you will see the stub...Let me know if you need a photo...

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
Brett...
Usually it is on the passenger side. If you open your storage bay... in the left side wall is a small door. Open that and you will see the stub...Let me know if you need a photo...

MM </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ours is in the propane bay on the passenger side and our Weber Q-200 works with a low preasure connection.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:38 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Up N Flames:
Where is this connection? I didn't see one on my 08 Cayman. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please. I don't think mine has one. Maybe only on higher models??
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I have central Vac in mine and the door was behind the vacuum. If you have central vac you may want to look there. I found mine completly by accident.

It is listed in the owners manual as an accessory connection.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Don & Carol Croner:
I have central Vac in mine and the door was behind the vacuum. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I do have a central Vac. I guess I need to check it out. I pick it up this weekend to go to Lake Havasu
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:48 AM   #11
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Monoco told us they did not put on 2008 diplomats. Even the repair techs didn't know at the time. We were very disappointed.

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It's not only on "higher" models; we have one on our Monarch in a passenger side bay. It's just a black iron pipe (sealed off) at the upper right-hand corner of the compartment. There was also a connector hose included in the compartment. Our manual also describes it as being to hook up appliances.

We already had a Coleman Roadtrip grill which I think won't work with the low-pressure connector so we're just using the disposable green canisters. It's a shame as I would prefer to use the onboard propane tank.
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Here's a photo of what ours looks like on the curb side of the coach. The red low pressure valve is in the lower right hand corner.



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Old 09-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #14
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To run a BBQ off your RV LP tank, all you do is install an "Extend-a-flow" LP adapter kit between the tank and the regulator. Takes 3 minutes and eliminates little green bottles. Works great! Just make sure you check for leaks with a spray bottle of water with a little liquid dish soap in it.
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