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Old 11-16-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
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Propane hose & regulator replacement intervals

Hello all from the UK,

Country Coach 2005 Allure - now resident in the UK / touring Europe & N. Africa

I am in the process of replacing / re-positioning my propane regulator
(as due to bad manufacturers installation, the regulator and adjoining hoses had filled with 'heavies' (LPG 'oil') and was making the good lady ill when the furnaces were used - not surprisingly )

My present hoses date from 2003 to 2005 - the regulator dates from 2001

Propane (LPG) regulations "on this side of the pond" recommend hose replacement at 5 years and regulator replacement at 10 years

My gas engineer has refused to test / certify my repairs - due to the age of the hoses and his / the insurances implications of so doing !!

He did admit not knowing the construction / life span of US hoses - and based his refusal on UK specifications

We have agreed to make separate enquiries in advance of his next visit

What are the recommended hose / regulator replacement periods in the US please ??
Can someone point me towards something in writing ??

(I suspect that hose / regulator replacement is not something that is normally considered - but in our ever increasing litigious society - I thought it worthwhile getting my alterations 'gas checked' - bad move !!

Best wishes from the UK
Ian S.
Exeter, UK

2005 Country Coach Allure 430 #31231
Cat C9 400 bhp #9DG
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:15 AM   #2
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Here in the USA we do NOT have statues/regulations etc on Replacement of LP Hoses/Regulators



We have DOT Requirements on LP Cylinder Recertifications ---10 yrs after MFG Date then every 5 years (Travel Trailers, 5th wheels)

Permanent mounted LP Tanks are NOT under DOT and have NO recertification requirements (Motorhomes)



LP Regulators, Hoses etc.....replaced when they fail
Failure rate seems to be getting more frequent.......pigtail hoses (connect cylinder to regulator) are common failures as are the regulators.
Both seem to have to be replaced more frequently then ones for years ago
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:58 AM   #3
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I have a 2015 Lacrosse Luxury Lite. My propane detector went out I guess. Steady beeping. Went camping last weekend without it. Got no propane to the stove or furnace. Thought they my be check valve that would cut gas off. Just replace it this morning. Still no gas. Tried both tanks. Tanks have gas. Can anybody help?
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I have a 2015 Lacrosse Luxury Lite. My propane detector went out I guess. Steady beeping. Went camping last weekend without it. Got no propane to the stove or furnace. Thought they my be check valve that would cut gas off. Just replace it this morning. Still no gas. Tried both tanks. Tanks have gas. Can anybody help?

LP Detectors are alarm only........stopped being connected to a solenoid many years ago (Motorhome TANKS-----NOT trailer CYLINDERS)


Close the LP Cylinder OPD valves (Service Valves)
Point reg Indicator towards one of the cylinders.
SLOWLY Open that cylinder OPD Valve
(Listen for Click)
That will be the Excess Flow Device inside the big ACME Green Nut resetting


Opening the Service Valves too quickly can trip the Excess Flow Devices




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Old 11-20-2019, 03:45 PM   #5
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Hello all from the UK,

Country Coach 2005 Allure - now resident in the UK / touring Europe & N. Africa

I am in the process of replacing / re-positioning my propane regulator
(as due to bad manufacturers installation, the regulator and adjoining hoses had filled with 'heavies' (LPG 'oil') and was making the good lady ill when the furnaces were used - not surprisingly )

My present hoses date from 2003 to 2005 - the regulator dates from 2001

Propane (LPG) regulations "on this side of the pond" recommend hose replacement at 5 years and regulator replacement at 10 years

My gas engineer has refused to test / certify my repairs - due to the age of the hoses and his / the insurances implications of so doing !!

He did admit not knowing the construction / life span of US hoses - and based his refusal on UK specifications

We have agreed to make separate enquiries in advance of his next visit

What are the recommended hose / regulator replacement periods in the US please ??
Can someone point me towards something in writing ??

(I suspect that hose / regulator replacement is not something that is normally considered - but in our ever increasing litigious society - I thought it worthwhile getting my alterations 'gas checked' - bad move !!
H
Best wishes from the UK
Ian S.
Exeter, UK

2005 Country Coach Allure 430 #31231
Cat C9 400 bhp #9DG
You said in the UK it is recommended to replace the propane valve , did you mean required ? Either way being a 2005 and the trip you have planned , all replace and I prefer the stainless steel hoses .
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