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Old 03-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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The one good thing about propane is, it's still relatively cheap!
Just need to solve the storage issue.
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Here is a pic of the propane bottle. Any guesses as to what size that is? Looks like there are 2 regulators; I am assuming one for the generator and one for everything else in the coach. Looks like I could tap into the system in the vertical pipe just prior to the 2 regulators pretty easily. Anyone see any problem with that? I have never done any LP pipe fitting, but it seems pretty simple as long as I can locate the correct fittings/shutoff valve, etc.

I'm still just excited that I can run both AC's off the generator already. I guess I shoulda been clued in by the switch (notice it says "gen both"!)

Also, the previous owner was under the impression that you could not drive down the road with the generator on running the roof AC units. He thought there was some sort of switch that would disable the generator once you started the coach in motion for safety. I have never heard anyone else mention this though, and I think being able to run the roof AC units while driving is a critical necessity where I live. Any thoughts? Unfortunately the noise of the propane generator up front takes away from part of the silence of the diesel engine being out back....


Thx again everyone.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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Don't know about the dual propane regulators, I would guess one goes to the genset and other to the coach. I've never heard of not being able to drive with the gen running, mine runs on gasoline.
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Looks like a 100lb tank, 25 gallons.

My propane system uses brass 'flare' fittings. Commonly available. Should be no problem with adding a port just after the shut off valve.

Any chance you have another tank between the frame rails that supplies the genset? If it turns out you do, then those two regulators would probably be one for low flow to the stove and refer, and high flow to the furnaces and water heater.

Best way to tell if it has a genset lock out is to start the engine and try to start the genset. Personally, I've never heard of a RV having that feature though.

My genset is right under the drivers seat and I can barely hear it when stopped at a stop light. Can't hear it at all when up to road speed.

You know you could just go to your friendly propane supplier and ask them what you'd need to add your plumbing to that system. They'd be the experts. I'd recommend it.
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If you only have one LP tank, another option would be to buy a used motorhome tank (I've seen for $100-$150) and mount under your rig. Should be able to plug off one of the propane/regulator lines and reroute it to the new tank.
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Good ideas; i like the idea of mounting another big tank somewhere. I dont think i have a second tank but i will check. Thx guys!
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