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Old 10-19-2020, 12:05 PM   #1
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If you have an OPTIONAL residential fridge, look for this gas line....

I found this gas line, which was intended to serve a propane fridge in the front off-door slide, and rather than remove it, they just rammed it up around the frame over the Oasis unit. I discovered it while looking for my solar prep wiring.

The issue is that the way it was “stowed” it looked like it could easily get caught up in, pinched, or cut by, the slide mechanism. It’s over 6’ long and not all that heavy duty. Also of possible concern is heat from the Oasis, but not sure if that’s an issue. Depends on where the gas line ends up.

So I untangled it, coiled it neatly and stowed it safely away from heat and moving parts. I’ll remove it later and maybe use it for a BBQ line on the other side (tee into the stove gas line). But it seemed like a possible safety issue to me. It should at least have a valve on it, but I can’t understand why they even left it there.

Also my propane tank bleed (vapor) valve vibrated open a couple weeks ago and I lost 1/4 tank while driving down the road. Never seen that happen before. Another thing to check.
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That would be a great way to create a quick connect for a BBQ or Griddle or even a propane fireplace as this propane connection is already "Regulated".

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Do what I did on my 2014 DS. Replace the two burner propane cooktop with a True Induction cooktop, remove the propane tank, convert it to a storage bay and become All Electric. To me it was such a waste to have a huge propane tank for a two burner stove.
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Do what I did on my 2014 DS. Replace the two burner propane cooktop with a True Induction cooktop, remove the propane tank, convert it to a storage bay and become All Electric. To me it was such a waste to have a huge propane tank for a two burner stove.
I’ve thought about that. Found this https://www.trueinduction.com/Mini-Duo.aspx that will work without major surgery. But I like cooking with gas for several reasons. Guess I could adjust.
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Do what I did on my 2014 DS. Replace the two burner propane cooktop with a True Induction cooktop, remove the propane tank, convert it to a storage bay and become All Electric. To me it was such a waste to have a huge propane tank for a two burner stove.
Tried that with my Country Coach. Love the induction cooktop but the tank was only 5.5 gallons and not removable since it is on top of the fuel tank. Didn't gain any storage at all.
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Tried that with my Country Coach. Love the induction cooktop but the tank was only 5.5 gallons and not removable since it is on top of the fuel tank. Didn't gain any storage at all.
My tank is 22 gal and takes up about 24”x24”x the depth of the battery compartment, which would work great for my long term solar/inverter components and lithium battery bank installation.

I just have to get over my attachment to gas cooking and having a way to heat stuff without electricity. Although with the 8kw inverter and 20kwh of lithium batteries, that really won’t be an issue. I also hate to start ripping this thing apart so soon, but it looks like it will be a long term coach. I like it more every time I use it.
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We keep one of those portable propane cooktops that comes in a nice plastic storage box, in one of the kitchen cabinets. On the rare occasion that we may be boondocking for more than an evening, I pull out the single propane unit and leave it on the counter. This works for heating water and single meals when we stay at Yosemite for a week during Thanksgiving.

We often camp with another couple and typically pack our lunches on the days we go sightseeing. When the weather is cooler, we bring along the burner and make hot dogs for lunch. (Photo below)

Wold.....the induction cooktop is just like the convection oven....once you start using it, you'll find they work great. We use gas at hoe, but the induction unit works great on the road, it heats faster.

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I carry this unit so I guess it would be a non-issue. Also have a 2 gal propane jug for this and the BBQ so I guess I wouldn’t miss the gas stove or the large heavy tank. And getting rid of that tank would really simplify my solar/inverter/lithium battery installation. All in one place and right next door to the solar prep wiring.
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Agree with Don on adjusting to induction. We ordered the coach all electric and had never have used induction before. We have been impressed. It heats up as fast as gas. Cooks evenly and the stove itself never gets hot. Clean up is easier too. Smooth surface to clean and no burners to clean underneath.
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