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Old 08-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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coleman grill connection to low pressure rv

I have a quick connect exterior port on my Winnebago Vista & want to connect my Coleman grill to it but the RV is low pressure connect & the additional regulator on my grill restricts the flow to nothing.
any tips or solutions?
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You either have to tap into the RV propane system before the RV's regulator , there are kits available . Or change over to a BBQ that works on regulated pressure.
Is the Coleman regulator , built into the temperature control knob? Or on the hose?
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on the metal valve that screws in to the grill
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there is no hose
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So normal operation is from a 1 lb. bottle or a hose with no regulator to a 5 gal tank.
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I have a quick connect exterior port on my Winnebago Vista & want to connect my Coleman grill to it but the RV is low pressure connect & the additional regulator on my grill restricts the flow to nothing.
any tips or solutions?
What model Coleman? See if this would apply:
Fittings to bypass Coleman Road Trip BBQ
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I believe " Extend- a - stay " has a kit to attach to the BBQ, from a connection in front of the RV regulator, BUT , may cost more than another BBQ.
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You may have another issue, pressure is pressure, regardless of
how many properly working regulators are in the line.
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You may have another issue, pressure is pressure, regardless of
how many properly working regulators are in the line.

No really , everyone trying to hook up these BBQs, ( 1 lb. bottle users) to a regulated RV system, gets no heat.
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Two regulators won't work, you have to bypass one of them. Most people mod the grill to remove that regulator, that keeps everything in the coach low pressure...safer that way.
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Mike,

As you have probably figured out by now there is no actual solution to use your low pressure quick connect with any appliances designed to use the 1lb disposable canisters, or even those with a POL connector like a BIG grill or turkey fryer.

The "solution" is to not use the Coleman regulator, and some additional fittings to make your quick connect work. Modifying the original appliance is never a safe option. In the even of an accident, all liability is shifted to the person who made any modification.

The only real solution is to use high pressure propane, as the appliance expects. Unless if you have bad arthritis, the 1/2" screw on connector hoses are very easy to use. My 2004 Fleetwood PopUp trailer came with a High Pressure 1/2" external accessory propane connector from the factory, and every other RV I have owned since I just install an Extend-A-Stay adapter.

They are inexpensive, easy to install, safe, and easy to use. And your Coleman stove, (and ANY other off-the-shelf propane appliance), can easily work with your motorhome's propane supply. All you need is an extension hose.
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This is the one I have. You don't want to buy the 3 port, if you do, you can only use it to power your grill or other propane device. You want to buy the 4 port, so that you can also connect a propane tank to your RV to supply propane to your RV if the the onboard tank is empty. You might think you don't need the 4th port but it could come in handy one winter.

The 3 port is an out port only, while the 4 port has both an in and an out port.

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You may have another issue, pressure is pressure, regardless of
how many properly working regulators are in the line.
Not so in this case. None of the general purpose LP regulators will work properly if the inlet pressure is very low. If the LP source is an already regulated LP line, the pressure is only about 0.5 psi and the second regulator simply doesn't work, i.e. will pass little or no gas at all.
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