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Old 09-17-2021, 01:06 PM   #1
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Adding spare propane outlet for bbq

In one of the rear bays on the passenger side, I see a propane manifold. There is an unused port that is currently plugged. I would like to add an outlet there to allow connecting a hose to run some propane appliances - bbq, camp stove, etc.

The previous owner added an outlet (using a proprietary fitting) near the propane tank itself, but it is simply too far from where we would like to set up the bbq and inconvenient. If I understand correctly, this extra outlet is also unregulated.

Can I add an additional outlet at that manifold in the rear bay? I believe this manifold is downstream from the regulator, so I would not need a further regulator between the manifold and the propane appliance. Is that correct? Would there be any harm in having a second regulator? Or would gas flow be diminished to much?

Thanks in advance for any advice to keep my from blowing up my RV. Any photos of similar mods done by others would be appreciated.

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This is in the low pressure regulated propane line? Any appliances you use there cannot have a regulator on them. The regulator will have to be removed and a different style valve added to the appliance.

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Old 09-17-2021, 07:48 PM   #3
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In one of the rear bays on the passenger side, I see a propane manifold. There is an unused port that is currently plugged. I would like to add an outlet there to allow connecting a hose to run some propane appliances - bbq, camp stove, etc.

The previous owner added an outlet (using a proprietary fitting) near the propane tank itself, but it is simply too far from where we would like to set up the bbq and inconvenient. If I understand correctly, this extra outlet is also unregulated.

Adapter is installed on Tank side...high pressure unregulated. Any appliance connected would need it's own LP reg and any hose used for connections would need to be High Pressure LP Hose/Fittings

Can I add an additional outlet at that manifold in the rear bay? I believe this manifold is downstream from the regulator, so I would not need a further regulator between the manifold and the propane appliance. Is that correct? Would there be any harm in having a second regulator? Or would gas flow be diminished to much?

Yes you can connect to that LP Manifold unused port
It will be Regulated so any appliance connected must not have a LP Reg on it and hose used can be LOW Pressure LP Hose
LP System pressure is 11"WC (0.4 psi)....2 regulators will not work in tandem

Thanks in advance for any advice to keep my from blowing up my RV. Any photos of similar mods done by others would be appreciated.

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You can use LP Quick Connections at manifold port and LP Hose
1/4" minimum ----3/8" Maximum
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I use an Extend-a-Stay, mounted before the lp regulator and a long hose. Pictures are available on Amazon.
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IF, your BBQ runs at the same pressure as the RV appliances you won't need an additional regulator.

This is the type of fitting I used when adding a port inside for an Olympian Wave heater. I liked the added back-up of the built in shut off valve since the port was inside my rig. I bought mine at a local RV supply center.

https://www.amazon.com/DOZYANT-Propa...2066010&sr=8-4
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