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Old 04-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hookup external LP tank

I need to be able to hook up an external LP tank to my RV. It doesn't appear the extend-a-stay will work, or I can't see where I would hook it up.

This is a necessity for us. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?

Thanks .
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Not an expert, but the extend a stay should mount to the right of the valve on the right of your photo. The shield covering the regulator would be removed. The regulator is probably on a flexible hose that would absorb the relocation of the regulator caused by inserting the extend a stay.

Good luck.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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I think SVTotem is right. The regulator should be under the plastic box to the right of the valve on the right. The Extend-a-Stay goes between the outlet valve and the regulator. When using the Extend-a-Stay, the RV outlet valve should be off.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hi skinnypuppy,
I have the same setup as pictured in the OP. Go to
Extend A Stay Added To Coach Propane System - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery to see how I installed the Extend-A-Stay on my coach. I installed the Extend-A-Stay between the storage tank valve and the coach regulator. This means every appliance I attach to the Extend-A-Stay must have its' own regulator.
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I mounted mine like the other folks but I was concerned about the Extend a Stay bouncing because the regulator was out several inches with no support.

I cut a piece of 1 by 4 that was a tight slide fit between the Extend a Stay and the regulator and glued it in place with some silicone adhesive. The assembly is now pretty stable.
I do need to put a panel under the regulator cover, part of which extends out over the steel shelf and dirt can be blown up into the regulator.
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Hi skinnypuppy,
I have the same setup as pictured in the OP. Go to
Extend A Stay Added To Coach Propane System - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery to see how I installed the Extend-A-Stay on my coach. I installed the Extend-A-Stay between the storage tank valve and the coach regulator. This means every appliance I attach to the Extend-A-Stay must have its' own regulator.
Nice pictures of your install.
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Perfect. Thanks for the replies! Big big big help !
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When we spent a winter in PA, I had the local LP company come over and put in a 100 gallon (480#) tank. When they hooked it up, they made up a hose that has the same type connection as the [40# portable] tank and threaded it up into the LPG cabinet. All they did was remove the hose from one of our tanks and connect their hose. I changed the regulator so that the 480# was the primary tank and my 40# as a backup still using the auto-crossover regulator. Another advantage was that they came around every 3 weeks or so an topped off the big tank.

They did not charge me to hook it up, but they charge me $ 50 to remove it. Left over propane was $ 125 value so they took the $ 50 out of that refund.
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