Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Thor Owners Community Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2018, 12:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
outdoor gas grill or gas heater hookup 1/2" male quick release hookup on thor vegas

Hi,
There is a 1/2" male quick release hookup on thor vegas (see attached image). Does anyone have a recommended outdoor gas grill or gas heater to hookup? I have tried to hook up this heater to the RV below:
MH9BX Portable Buddy Heater | Mr. Heater
and i found out that the heater requires high pressure since there is a regulator built into the heater. and I can not run that heater off the quick connect.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RV-gas-hookup-image.JPG
Views:	25
Size:	51.8 KB
ID:	9015  
__________________

gte534j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dbadger777's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 34J
State: Michigan
Posts: 155
Iím having the same issue, trying to stay with our Char-Broil table top grill. Even though at our PDI I was told that two regulators would not be a problem, others experience would say, heís wrong.
Iím thinking my options are; Extenda-stay, With a quick connect fitting. Carry a 20lb tank with us, or buy a new grill.
__________________

Dbadger777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 06:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 5,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbadger777 View Post
Iím having the same issue, trying to stay with our Char-Broil table top grill. Even though at our PDI I was told that two regulators would not be a problem, others experience would say, heís wrong.
Iím thinking my options are; Extenda-stay, With a quick connect fitting. Carry a 20lb tank with us, or buy a new grill.
I carry a small 4.25 lb propane tank with us. Doesn't take up as much room as a 20lb tank. For us weekender's it lasts us the whole summer BBQ'ing. In addition: I can put the BBQ anywhere in the campsite--not limited to 10' away from the RV.
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Oneilkeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 1,707
Where do you carry your propane tank Jamie? I just take the small bottles and have installed a fabric bag in the propane compartment so I donít have to put propane inside a closed compartment. I have always been worried of a propane bottle leak inside a closed compartment.
Oneilkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 06:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 5,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneilkeys View Post
Where do you carry your propane tank Jamie? I just take the small bottles and have installed a fabric bag in the propane compartment so I don’t have to put propane inside a closed compartment. I have always been worried of a propane bottle leak inside a closed compartment.
I carry it in the big rear storage area along with the BBQ--on the passenger side. I figure if there is a leak we'd either smell it or the propane detector would go off since it isn't that far away.

We've had the BBQ + a small propane tank in the RV for as long as I can remember--this is the 2nd small tank we've had as the first one expired.
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 09:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Oneilkeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 1,707
Itís not the gas getting into the RV that I worry about. Propane is heavier than air so it settles to the lowest place. A small leak in an enclosed space can lead to an explosive air/fuel mixture - called bomb. The USAF has one of those and if you ever see one go off, youíd be impressed. OSHA says that all compartments that carry propane must be ventilated at the bottom of the compartment. Excellent reason for that. Chances for a leak - not great. Consequences- catastrophic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	83E195A1-224F-4633-B76F-F41674EA79D7.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	119.4 KB
ID:	9033  
Oneilkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 446
Since we dry camp so much a spare 20# bottle is carried in the dinghy. Also carry fittings hook both the grill and two burner stove if needed.
With our previous camper we carried a Mr Heater Buddy, ran the hose in under a vinyl flap keeping the 20# bottle out side. Although we didn't use the Buddy at night. Haven't figured out a way to run the hose into the Axis yet.
__________________
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd tranny
300 watts portable solar.
200 watts solar on the roof.
Wrangler JK dinghy
scrubjaysnest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37LX
State: Arizona
Posts: 409
Good info re propane in the cargo bays. I use the 16 ounce bottles. Do the same concerns apply?
__________________
__________
Mike
USAF Veteran, Retired Security Professional
The only thing necessary for evil to prosper,
Is that good men do nothing.
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Oneilkeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 1,707
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike in AZ View Post
Good info re propane in the cargo bays. I use the 16 ounce bottles. Do the same concerns apply?
Absolutely. 16ounces of propane, the right air mixture and a spark makes a large bang. There were pictures on the net several years ago of the consequences of the release valve in a 16 ounce bottle failing shut, heating up and the subsequent explosion destroying a picnic table. The right propane/air mixture will give you a much bigger bang.
Oneilkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
Thanks for the advice and warning about storing the propane tanks in a seal location. I think this leads me back to looking at using the propane attachment off of the RV and back to my original question with an appropriate adapter.
I ordered this one below for the heater:
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/MB-St...-p/66-7119.htm
and was also thinking of purchasing a outdoor burner for using for frying pan/boiling water.
Any suggestions on a good outdoor single or double burner and attachment hose that will work? I have seen some good coleman burners that attach with a 1 lb tank- but would prefer to not carry tanks in the RV.
Thanks
gte534j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:00 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Travelin' Texans's Avatar
 
Brand: Redwood
State: Texas
Posts: 783
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbadger777 View Post
Iím having the same issue, trying to stay with our Char-Broil table top grill. Even though at our PDI I was told that two regulators would not be a problem, others experience would say, heís wrong.
Iím thinking my options are; Extenda-stay, With a quick connect fitting. Carry a 20lb tank with us, or buy a new grill.
If the people that read these forums & don't learn anything else it should be,
DO NOT believe ANYTHING a salesman says about ANY subject, they DO NOT know or care as long as they SELL whatever it is they are selling. You have to do your own homework.
__________________
Danny & Linda
Fulltimers since '08
2013 Redwood 36FB
2013 GMC Denali DRW
Travelin' Texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:16 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
thor293's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Ohio
Posts: 275
I took the regulator off my Grill and connected the quick disconnect to it.
__________________
2015 Thor A.C.E. 29.3
2014 Honda CRV Toad
Ohio
Camping World Indianapolis, worst dealer EVER experienced
thor293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:21 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Tfryman's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 908
Quote:
Originally Posted by gte534j View Post
Thanks for the advice and warning about storing the propane tanks in a seal location. I think this leads me back to looking at using the propane attachment off of the RV and back to my original question with an appropriate adapter.
I ordered this one below for the heater:
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/MB-St...-p/66-7119.htm
and was also thinking of purchasing a outdoor burner for using for frying pan/boiling water.
Any suggestions on a good outdoor single or double burner and attachment hose that will work? I have seen some good coleman burners that attach with a 1 lb tank- but would prefer to not carry tanks in the RV.
Thanks
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that hose won't work.

The quick-connect on the coach is low pressure; it has already been regulated. The hose goes from the low pressure quick-connect to a hig pressure bottle fitting. In other words, you will be attempting to feed low pressure regulated propane to a grill or other device that is expecting high pressure propane directly from a 1 lb bottle. Those devices have their own regulators to regulate that high pressure propane down to a usable low pressure. 2 regulators in series will NOT WORK.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
Tfryman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 12:52 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tfryman View Post
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that hose won't work.

The quick-connect on the coach is low pressure; it has already been regulated. The hose goes from the low pressure quick-connect to a hig pressure bottle fitting. In other words, you will be attempting to feed low pressure regulated propane to a grill or other device that is expecting high pressure propane directly from a 1 lb bottle. Those devices have their own regulators to regulate that high pressure propane down to a usable low pressure. 2 regulators in series will NOT WORK.
Thanks for the info, that makes sense. I will cancel the order for the hose.
So what heater or cook top could i use with attaching it to the RV regulated gas line? I would prefer to not carry propane in the RV as there are no storage compartments that are ventilated.

Thanks!
gte534j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 01:01 AM   #15
gmc
Senior Member
 
gmc's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
Posts: 1,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by gte534j View Post
Thanks for the info, that makes sense. I will cancel the order for the hose.
So what heater or cook top could i use with attaching it to the RV regulated gas line? I would prefer to not carry propane in the RV as there are no storage compartments that are ventilated.

Thanks!
As long as the grill/heater regulator can be removed/bypassed, you can connect it to the low pressure line (quick connect). Several here have adapted grills for use in that manner - typically cheaper than a grill sold for RV use - and a much bigger selection.

If the regulator can't be removed, something like Extend-a-Stay will give you a safe high pressure tap without carrying extra propane bottles.
__________________
Greg
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)
gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 01:05 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37LX
State: Arizona
Posts: 409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneilkeys View Post
Absolutely. 16ounces of propane, the right air mixture and a spark makes a large bang. There were pictures on the net several years ago of the consequences of the release valve in a 16 ounce bottle failing shut, heating up and the subsequent explosion destroying a picnic table. The right propane/air mixture will give you a much bigger bang.
Thank you!
__________________
__________
Mike
USAF Veteran, Retired Security Professional
The only thing necessary for evil to prosper,
Is that good men do nothing.
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 01:18 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmc View Post
As long as the grill/heater regulator can be removed/bypassed, you can connect it to the low pressure line (quick connect). Several here have adapted grills for use in that manner - typically cheaper than a grill sold for RV use - and a much bigger selection.

If the regulator can't be removed, something like Extend-a-Stay will give you a safe high pressure tap without carrying extra propane bottles.
Thanks for the advice.
The Extenda-Stay is a nice idea but my RV propane tank is on the driver side and we would be hanging out on the passenger side where the TV and awning is located. That would mean i would have to run a long propane hose around or under the RV to the heater or burner which does not seem like a good idea.

Could I get a stove like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005OU9D...a-309742613703

and then just hook in a quick connect line directly to the stove from the RV? Would this work?

Does anyone know of a propane heater that does not have a built in regulator?

Thanks!
gte534j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:02 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
thor293's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Ohio
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by gte534j View Post
Thanks for the info, that makes sense. I will cancel the order for the hose.
So what heater or cook top could i use with attaching it to the RV regulated gas line? I would prefer to not carry propane in the RV as there are no storage compartments that are ventilated.

Thanks!
Like I said, I removed the regulator on my weber and connected the quick disconnect direct. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FDOONEC...a-273250506659
But you should be able to do it to almost any grill
__________________
2015 Thor A.C.E. 29.3
2014 Honda CRV Toad
Ohio
Camping World Indianapolis, worst dealer EVER experienced
thor293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:03 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
I think i have this figured out:
Colemanģ Roadtripģ RV Quick-Connect Plus Conversion Kit - propanegear

connected to:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005OU9D...a-309742613703

and then this space heater without using the regulator:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Remington-8...ter/1000107987
gte534j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 06:23 PM   #20
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Arizona
Posts: 40
We have a Thor Quantum, so not sure if this info is helpful or not. Our LP did not come with a quick release fitting. So, we ran a "T" with its own shutoff valve off the side and installed a quick release on that piece. We purchased a Nexgrill two-burner grill, and replaced the regulator with another quick release. We then created a 20-foot hose with quick releases on each end, and the system works perfectly. Adequate gas flow. Longer hose allows us to move smoke and grease away from side of coach and awning.
__________________

DLM1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



ThorForums.com is not in any way associated with Thor Industries or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2