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Old 04-17-2015, 11:58 PM   #15
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I had a regulator go bad on a trailer years ago. New one fixed it.

I always shut off my tanks at the tank when the RV was not in use.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:18 AM   #16
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Yes, when the trailer is at home and plugged in, I too shut off the tanks. But, when on the road they're turned on - actually for the last year just the driver's side was turned on since opening the valve on the passenger side caused it to drain the tank in a week-10 days even when the regulator was set to run off the driver's side.

I soap bubbled everything on the old setup and still had a leak. Found the hoses, found the leaking fitting, but this spring something was back to leaking.

Once I put everything together in the garage I'll check everything again, then put it back in the trailer - the only fitting I'll have to take loose is the flare that goes into the long pipe that runs between tanks, so if nothing else leaks in the garage it SHOULDN'T leak once it's back installed...
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:10 PM   #17
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Replaced EVERYTHING!!!!!! Except the tanks. BOTH regulators, all the tank hoses, every fitting that connects ANYTHING, AND THE PIECE OF BLACK PIPE THAT RUNS ACROSS THE TRAILER! The piece of black pipe cost as much as any other piece in the entire system!

BUT, I carefully applied the yellow teflon tape AND the proper pipe goop, put everything together. MOVED the 2-stage regulator up a bit so the propane tank DOESN'T hit the regulator when it's in place (YES, the trailer came with the main regulator positioned such that the passenger side propane tank banged it all the time.

After 4 days with BOTH tanks open and switching between them, I no longer smell any propane in either tank compartment OR the compartment between them. Hopefully, it's fixed.

So much for the service people at Noble RV that REFUSED to test for leaks 'cause "It's been modified. It's a bomb waiting to go off."

WHOLE THING cost less than $100, which is a LOT cheaper than making the 50 mile trip BACK to the dealer and giving them a blank check to go prospecting. I SUSPECT it was the 2-stage regulator, but I figured it was simple to just replace EVERYTHING and be done with it.
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Thanks for the followup, good to know you solved your problem.
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