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Old 12-17-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Help! What is this thing?

Is this a propane conversion for engine, or for water system in motorhome? It is in a 1983 Pace Arrow on P30 chassis (GMC). Century HP350 is stamped on part. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Is this a propane conversion for engine, or for water system in motorhome? It is in a 1983 Pace Arrow on P30 chassis (GMC). Century HP350 is stamped on part. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Your first guess is correct...it is part of a propane fuel system for the engine...that thing uses engine heat (from the radiator fluid) to heat the liquid propane - ensuring it is fully atomized for the engine intake.

It is used with propane only and/or dual fuel systems.

See the pictures here:
Propane Conversion Kits

I have a "Got Propane" kit in my Ford Van (351/5.8L V8), and with propane at about $2.00 a gallon, it is well worth it to have the system! For other readers....this is ONLY for carburated and SMOG Exempt vehicles - it is NOT SMOG certified in any state.
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Thank you so much! Can you tell me if this was by any chance an original setup or an add-on? Sorry, but I am an RV noob.
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I really doubt that the propane kit was original factory equipment.

Dual Fuel was a VERY popular upgrade in the 80's...they were putting BIG tanks in the beds of pick-ups all the time.

Then with the advent of modern electronic fuel injection and computer controlled engines, the LPG kits became unusable. So now it's pretty rare (and cool).

If I could put a dual fuel kit on my motorhome, I would but the kit requires a carburetor and mine has EFI.

The kit consists of the atomizer that you have, a "hat" that fits over the carburetor and all the valves and hoses needed to bring the propane to that atomizer, and to the Hat. It's pretty simple.
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My 1984 Holiday Rambler came new with the dual fuel system. It is listed in the brochure as being standard equipment for the Imperial model. I don't know if it was installed by Chevrolet or HR, but it is detailed in the owner's manual. It was not an after purchase add-on. I have since removed the entire propane part of the system since Holiday Rambler sent a recall on it as being unsafe. I think they were just covereing their rear but I wasn't too sold on the safety of it since much of the system was getting quite a bit of age on it.
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My 1984 Holiday Rambler came new with the dual fuel system. It is listed in the brochure as being standard equipment for the Imperial model. I don't know if it was installed by Chevrolet or HR, but it is detailed in the owner's manual. It was not an after purchase add-on. I have since removed the entire propane part of the system since Holiday Rambler sent a recall on it as being unsafe. I think they were just covereing their rear but I wasn't too sold on the safety of it since much of the system was getting quite a bit of age on it.

That is very interesting. Since the engine of your HR would be using propane, did it come with a larger that usual LPG tank?

Do you remember the specifics about the recall (valve failure, hose failure, mixing hat problems, etc.)?

"Got Propane" has been in business for a while now, and the products were featured on a PowerBlock TV show.
http://www.spike.com/full-episodes/j...eason-3-ep-408
I have had no problems with my system, so hopefully the issue has been addressed.
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I have the recall in writing somewhere in my vehicle paperwork but this is a link to the recall that pretty much sums up what I got in writing. I never did get to use the dual fuel system and I kind of wish I still had it, but that is water under the bridge now.
1984 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ALUMA LITE Recall - Recall ID 1039

Oh, the LP tank is 65 gallon. I can go all year on one fill up.
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This is a scan of part of a brochure that was in my Holiday Rambler. I'm sorry it is sideways but that was the only way it would fit. If you look at line #121 you will see the Dual Fuel option was standard on Imperial and Presidential models. So was an outside BBQ grill but I never saw it. It was long gone.

After previewing the picture, I see the top of it didn't make it. The four columns are from left to right: Aluma-Lite, Ambassador, Presidential, and Imperial.



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Thanks QuietWater

It is also very cool that you got all that original info - assuming you are not the original owner.

The recall reads about leaking fuel (propane) caused by heat from the engine...pretty generic, and could be from any of the hoses or components.

It is also very intersting that the notice was made to the owner 8 years after mfgt...
That's what I call customer service!

Thanks again for the details
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Could also be part of a propane injection kit of a hot rodder trying to increase HP

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