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Old 01-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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over fill the propane tanks?

Took the MH to have the LP tanks filled and while the tech was filling the second tank I noticed a small dribble under the coach and sure enough it was propane. The place it was leaking was between the fill nipple and the tank, I couldn't see it but the hose was cold. I think the tech over flowed the tank and maybe blew a gasket? It isn't leaking now once the tech opened the blow off valve and let excess out.

Anything I should check? It wasn't the front tank it was the rear so it has the rubber hose that goes from the fill nipple to the tank. Can LP make its way back from the tank to the fill nipple?

Its a 98 Discovery so does anyone know where the secobd LPG tank is?
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Went out and crawled under MH and found the second tank, it is nowhere near where the leak was coming from. There is no leak after those initial few drips and no smell of propane and the handheld propane leak detector does not go off. Could those drips could have just been bleed off?
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Zoafan---leaks dont fix them selves so if you dont have a leak now I dont think you had one. It may have been water condensation.
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It was too cold to be condensation and smelled like propane. I'm thinking it could be a small leak in the fill hose since I'm not sure if propane from the tank can make its way back from the tank to the nipple?

It was most definitely propane even the tech stopped filling and got under to look.
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Btw it wasn't a leak it was 2-3 drips and you could feel the hose and it was very cold. I checked and checked but I cant duplicate the issue. I may have to wait till I refill.
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If your sure it was a leak then i I would change that hose as soon as I could even if it is not leaking now.
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That was the plan but 4 hoses come together and I can't find which one. I am naive how the systems work but there is the fill nipple and the little valve they open and one of the lines is the valve line. If they did over fill the tank would some propane be in that valve line? And now since it is not overfilled there is no propane to drip? At the time the hose was very cold but now nothing.
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You could spray a soapy water mix on the hoses to see if there any leaks> The valve they open is the 80% full bleeder and liquid will come out of it when the tank is 80% full, If vou can post a pic of the set up it would help us help you as most of us do not have that set up most mh only have one tank.
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Here is a pictures. There are two fill spouts and two bleeders. The drips happened when they were filling the spout on the right which feeds the tank in the middle of the coach.

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The fill line and the drip line are both hi psi line but the fill line many have a check valve on it where it goes into the tank and this is why it is not leaking now as the propne may only be able to go one way. So if it is leaking once the pressure has leaked out the check valve would keep it from leaking any more.
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Take into consideration just what propane does when NOT under pressure, then think about those "drops".

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Where is the bleeder valve on the second tank?
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Take into consideration just what propane does when NOT under pressure, then think about those "drops".

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Where is the bleeder valve on the second tank?
If you look at the picture its above the fill spout on the right hand side
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