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Old 03-06-2019, 09:32 AM   #1
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Read on here awhile back about propane pigtails leaking. The rubber grommet on mine has disintegrated but hasnt started leaking. What type pigtails are you guys replacing them with.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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I replaced them with these: https://www.etrailer.com/Propane/MB-...100833-15.html
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:49 PM   #3
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Boy did I get hosed..I’m on the road and stopped at a propane dealer and bought two off the shelf...34 bucks a piece
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Not to be a killjoy, but those linked probably won't fit the regulators on our ORV's without an adapter fitting. Most I've seen and replaced are 1/4" male pipe thread, not 1/4" male inverted flare. SO, before ordering from an online seller, make sure of the style of connector you need on your trailer!!!! Just a bit of info.
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Agree with previous post......Unless ORV has changed their propane regulator supplier, they are 1/4" NPT fittings.
Replaced both of ours from a company on Amazon....the originals lasted 14 months!
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Not to be a killjoy, but those linked probably won't fit the regulators on our ORV's without an adapter fitting. Most I've seen and replaced are 1/4" male pipe thread, not 1/4" male inverted flare. SO, before ordering from an online seller, make sure of the style of connector you need on your trailer!!!! Just a bit of info.
This is correct. I had a hard time finding ones that weren’t flare, so I just used a small adapter on each. It has worked just fine in practice.
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I had one leaking just replace both with stainless flex hoses and had to use adapter from 1/4 to 3/8 also. I have owned 6 campers and never had this problem with leaking hose ends. Everyone should be beware I think there is going to be more of this
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The ACME Nut on the propane pigtail lines have several safety features one being the 'thermal bushing'
In temps above 240*F the thermal bushing will melt which allows the 'spring loaded shut off valve' inside the threaded connection on the propane cylinder OPD service valve to fully close stopping the flow of propane.


Early versions the thermal bushing was exposed and they deteriorated
This is the early version



A better design replaced the early version which shouldn't even be available anymore
This is the replacement version
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:20 AM   #9
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My unit is two years old. The rubber o ring did deteriorate but mine were never in the sun and we spent our time
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My unit is two years old. The rubber o ring did deteriorate but mine were never in the sun and we spent our time


In Cooler temps. I think the o rings are defective and people should check theirs
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What length were they? My trailer is snowed in right now so I can't get to it to measure them. The majority of them on Amazon are only 12 inches but I think mine looked longer. Mine are not leaking yet but the grommet is deteriorating as well so I a m wanting to order them.
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What length were they? My trailer is snowed in right now so I can't get to it to measure them. The majority of them on Amazon are only 12 inches but I think mine looked longer. Mine are not leaking yet but the grommet is deteriorating as well so I a m wanting to order them.


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Mine are 24 “ I did not have the luxury of doing it a head of time started leaking on the road. 18” would be plenty long enough. Everyone should be checking and replacing can save money and stress.
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So if the ones from etrailer need an adapter, does anyone have a link to the correct pigtails from Amazon?
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So if the ones from etrailer need an adapter, does anyone have a link to the correct pigtails from Amazon?
X2. Especially the SS version. Ours are 5 years old and are fine, today...

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