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Old 05-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Turning on propane for 1993 Fleetwood Pace Arrow


I'm just getting around to using my RV's propane system.

This is probably a silly question, but how far do I turn the propane shutoff value to turn on the propane?

Currently, the valve is turned all the way off -- in the CLOCKWISE direction. So, how far should I turn it in the COUNTERCLOCKWISE, to turn the propane on?

One complete 360 degree counterclockwise revolution? One half revolution? a quarter revolution?

I ask because I want to make sure I get the propane flowing just right, so my furnace and stove/oven gets just the "right" amount of propane to operate properly, so I don't accidently use too much.

Honestly, I've never used propane before and it kind of scares me. I'm afraid that if I turn the valve too many times, I'm going to cause an explosion or something.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 05-17-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Open it all the way. There is a seal that back seats to prevent leaks around the stem.

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Old 05-17-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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You should open the valve all the way. There is a regulator inline that will take care of "getting the propane to flow just right".
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:36 PM   #4
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Fleetwood provided a decent Owners Manual with their motorhomes...

Here is a copy of one for your 1993 Pace Arrow
Good place to Start with educating yourself on your RV

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Old 05-18-2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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Open it all the way. There is a seal that back seats to prevent leaks around the stem.
I got a call from my friend who owns a garage. He needed my help on a motor home a customer had just bought. I was showing the new owner some things and as we got to the L P tank I checked the valve. It was open a couple of turns. He said that the dealership had filled the tank. I checked the gauge. It was a little over half a tank. It had lost that much LP in a couple of weeks. Always make sure the valve is fully open when using and fully closed in storage.
As I used to tell my customers, Don't worry about the LP in that 1/4 inch thick steel tank. If anything is going to rupture it will be the 75 gallons of gas in the paper thin fuel tank.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:54 PM   #6
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My 1994 Pace Arrow had a special switch inside on the wall that needs turning on and it will beep and than a red flashing light comes on and this is a safety leak
protection,the propane will not turn on if you don't slide the switch if you have this,I always forget first time I use propane.

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