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Old 02-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone !!

You all have confirmed what I thought to be true. I have a Camping World about 30 minutes from here and they said full tank replacement was about $140.00. That sounds good to me and I assume that they check the gas runs as well.
Seriously? Sure that's not just parts or labor only?
And don't "ass"ume that they check other things more than they quote.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #16
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I recently purchased a Winnebago Elandan 1990 an I have been testing all the systems. The LPG tank is a horizontal style just to the left of the entrance door on the passenger side.

The valve hisses a bit and I can feel the leak with my fingers around the valve stem. When fully open it seems to stop leaking but I can't really trust that.

SO do I try to replace the valve and get re-certified or replace the entire tank.

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Loren Rice is right on target with his advice. Several years ago my LPG tank had a small leak at the valve and I thought it was a big deal and would I would have to replace the tank at considerable cost.
However, I took it to a full service LPG service center and got it repaired for less than $40 AND did not even loose the fuel in the tank.
IMO Camping World would NOT be the place I would go for this repair. Replacing the tank is not an inexpensive proposition!
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:29 PM   #17
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It's just a valve threaded into the tank. I would bleed the tank, replace valve, refill.
yup, thats what I did..This isnt rocket science you know..And if nothing is leaking your not going to cause any harm. Personally I would replace the valve myself, check for leaks and thats it.
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Seriously? Sure that's not just parts or labor only?
And don't "ass"ume that they check other things more than they quote.
Turns out they don't do horizontal tanks. I don't think they really know what the are doing. Three calls and three different answers.
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yup, thats what I did..This isnt rocket science you know..And if nothing is leaking your not going to cause any harm. Personally I would replace the valve myself, check for leaks and thats it.
Were did you find the valve ... pipe supply ?

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leaky valve

If you take your unit to a full service lp gas supplier usually the type of business that has a show room that sells various gas appliances, outside they'll have the large outdoor tanks for sale. Anyway they can remove the front of the valve and put a new one in with out changing the whole thing that wound save emptying the tank of all the gas. There's a excess flow portion in the base of the valve that doesn't come out when the stem assembly is removed. An honest gas repair company knows this an will make this a very simple job. Of course if you can't find any one to do this you can take the path of emptying the tank but truly it's just not necessary

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Well at long last I am at the end as I just had the valve replaced for $224.00 at an RV shop in Orange County CA. The pricing seemed at bit rough but I also know that business expenses are a very real deal.

No more LPG leaking and I can sleep better knowing we are once again safe. My sincere thanks to all who posted as I learned a lot.

CU on the HWY

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Well at long last I am at the end as I just had the valve replaced for $224.00 at an RV shop in Orange County CA. The pricing seemed at bit rough but I also know that business expenses are a very real deal.

No more LPG leaking and I can sleep better knowing we are once again safe. My sincere thanks to all who posted as I learned a lot.

CU on the HWY

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Sorry that it couldn't be done by a dealer that would have just serviced the valve. Then is should have cost less.

Now that you have a good valve could I warn you if you close the valve, don't over tightened it because you damage a little billows inside the valve and that is what leaks when the valve leaks around the stem. So close the valve and then just a tiny bit more and it's done.These valve do a good job of sealing the gas off and do not need a superhuman effort to tighten. This is one case where enough is just right and more is destructive.
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Thanks for that info ... I will turn it ez into the valve seat. Don't really want to spend on this again :-)
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Ouch, that was costly! Was it really that much just for the valve replacement or was that a whole new tank?

As others have said on page 2, you should never leave a propane valve in any position besides fully open or fully closed.
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