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Old 02-04-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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Propane shut off

Has anyone added a electric propane shut off that can be controlled from inside the coach instead of going out and shutting the manual valve. This would be helpful when approaching a restricted tunnel.
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Has anyone added a electric propane shut off that can be controlled from inside the coach instead of going out and shutting the manual valve. This would be helpful when approaching a restricted tunnel.
I have not but it would be easy to do with a 12v solenoid some wire and button
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Electr...v+solenoid+gas
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You can buy one at a marine store. Shut off solenoid and lighted panel if you want.

We have it on our boat propane system.

The Va. tunnels make you stop, get out and watch you turn off the valve, so the remote switched solenoid probably isn't going to meet their requirements.
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On the BC ferrys, a deckhand will give you a yellow sticker to wrap around the valve that says you've turned off the propane. They of course can check for that sticker (and a closed valve) anytime.
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Won't help. I have five restricted tunnels here in the Norfolk Va area. They are require to visually observed and record the position of the valve.
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Don't tanks that are mounted inside the chassis rails have switchs for propane shutoff ?

Wonder how that works out.
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Don't tanks that are mounted inside the chassis rails have switchs for propane shutoff ?

Wonder how that works out.
I think easy manual access to the shut off valve is a RVIA thing for fire safety. You can always find the door that the tank is behind. It's the only one without a lock. My guess would be so firefighters can shut it off if possible.
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Pretty sure its a NFPA thing too.

Just was wondering what the guy at the tunnel would think if he saw a switch, instead of a valve.
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