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Old 09-18-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Propane line in the wheel well???

As I crawl around our new TT, I find things that make me wonder. For example, I wonder what could possibly go wrong when a propane line that's run through the wheel well meets up with a piece of road debris?

Help me put this into perspective. Is it common practice for manufacturers to run propane hoses and fittings through the wheel well? Can't say I'm happy about it.

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Old 09-18-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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Can't say I'd be happy with that... Especially since it looks like it is rideing right on the axle.... Not sure what to do except reroute it inside the frame if possible away from the tires.

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Old 09-18-2016, 04:36 PM   #3
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Its obvious, cheap and lazy workmanship, how much more materials and labor, would of been to route that inside the frame.

I would not be happy.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:30 PM   #4
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If it makes you feel better I have one of the best built 5th wheels in the industry and when I had a blow out a few years back it took out my gas line and my AC 120 volt electrical line. Both were as you may have guessed in the wheel well. They are still there but I now have much better tires.
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:52 PM   #5
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It's common, but that doesn't make it a good practice. Not so bad with iron pipe, but a really poor choice for flexible lines.
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I had a gulfstream super c and its gas line was in the wheel well as well.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:50 PM   #7
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Is that line secured, or does it rub and bounce on the axle?

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