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Old 07-12-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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Propane smell

Outside the MH near tank door.
Sprayed all connections I could found around the tank.
Shut valve off and still smells of propane.
Any sugestions ?

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Old 07-12-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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I have had that happen in the past, and was caused by near empty LP tank. It went away after filling tank. Eddie Elk.

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Old 07-12-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Is it hot there? Expansion will happen in a full tank and vent some to cause a smell
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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Propane dealer will have a "sniffer" to locate the source. I once developed a leak through the small hole in the back of the regulator. The internal diaphragm was leaking. If your valve is off at the tank that should eliminate that as a source.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:58 AM   #5
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Turn tank valve off

Ventilate tank compartment

Have qualified tech find/repair immediately (if leak is beyond your skill set)
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #6
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I agree with gruelens. My guess is it's probably your regulator but it's not worth having your RV turned into a pile of melted stuff. Go get it checked out by a pro.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:26 PM   #7
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We had a constant propane smell outside our motorhome. We had it checked and recheck by a number of repairmen. They all said the same thing "it checks out fine" but still the smell was there. One said it could be from the sewer gas venting out the roof so we had those replaced. We stored the motor home inside the garage attached to our home and I continued to smell propane every time I opened the door. On one last try, the propane tank was pulled and submerged into a water tank. They found a tiny pin hole along weld line where the propane was leaking out. Very uncommon but there was a hole! Don't give up until you find the source.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:32 AM   #8
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I had a leaky regulator cause the same problem. See if there is a lot of condensation around the regulator. That is a sign of a leak.
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We had similar problem with previous coach (2004 Journey). After couple of days and couple of techs one finally found leak with sniffer. It was crack on bracket weld on tank. Took four months to get replacement tank.

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