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Old 05-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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LP Supply Line Replacement - Fix

After pulling my 33' Holiday Rambler all the way from South Dakota to Alaska with no issues, I got to within 8 miles of my lot (near Homer) and the front underpan dropped. It dropped the LP supply line (rigid pipe) with it so the road wore/ground off the threads on the pipe.

The rigid pipe that runs the underside of the trailer is old and I figured I would replace it using similar pipe. My question is if that is a good idea or should I/can I use something newer and easier to work with. Maybe something flexible? I am not sure if anything is rated for LP so I figured I would ask. If not, I will use the old iron pipe.

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gpearston, Yes they make both a rubber and a plastic like hose, and they can make up any size you need....look for any full servce LP dealer or they can tell you where to go....
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will check in to that and see what I can find up here.
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I would go with rigid pipe to replace rigid pipe.. However before I did that I would price both rigid and flexible... Here is my logic....

Rigid pipe is often put in out of the way places where it's not easily inspected, This pipe generally lasts a long, long, long time (you should last so long) less there is an "incident" such as you had.. Flexible hoses, can go bad, and often do, thus they are better suited to locations easily inspected.

As for the hose.. That line is a LOW PRESSURE line (regulator to appliance) carries about 1/2 PSI.. Any RV store has 10' lengths of HIGH PRESSURE propane hose, (Good fr like 1,000 PSI give or take a couple hundred PSI) such hoses are used with the Extend-a-flow or extend-a-stay type adapters on motor homes and trailers.

Any propane supplier (Wholesaler) will have the hoses, But I'd really give consideration to the fact that line runs where it can not be easily inspected, and go with the copper tubing.
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Thanks, your suggestions make complete sense. The line was run under the trailer, outside the pan so using rigid makes sense from a durability perspective. I would not want to run the line inside the pan for fear of a leak and it building up in the pan just waiting for a spark.

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