I'm thinking about adding a quick disconnect to my travel trailer for a future grill - model yet TBD but will likely be something that runs off of 1 pound tanks. I have the typical dual 20# tank setup with an automatic changeover regulator. Picture attached. I would like to have the hookup after the regulator so I don't have to manually swap tank connections.
The regulator outlet is a 3/8 FPT connection. There is then a 3/8 MPT to 3/8 M Flare adapter to which the hose feeding all of the appliances connects.
The line runs along the driver side of the trailer with two tees/manifolds. First is a tee to the water heater, then a three branch manifold farther back that goes to the kitchen for the stove, fridge and furnace. Pic of manifold attached.
Would it be a bad idea to tee right off of the regulator? I would want the quick disconnect at the front passenger side, so this would be the shortest run and also avoid messing with the factory hoses. I would put the tee immediately below the regulator and reconnect the existing hose to one outlet. The second outlet would have a valve and short hose to a mounting point right at the back edge of the A frame where it could be secured, eventually terminating with a connector like this
Space would be one concern but I could add an elbow to make both lines point downward and still be able to put the cover on. It would be more stuff in the way for tank changes but those are not all that frequent.
Or would I be better off removing the tee at the water heater, replacing it with another manifold like shown and running 8-10 feet under the trailer? Not sure where to find those manifolds - the manufacturer is clear but their website isn't.
Anything I'm missing? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.