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Old 10-18-2020, 10:10 PM   #1
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Replacing Induction Stove with Propane Stove

I have a 2019 Challenger with induction Stove which wich i wish wasa propane stove or a combination propane/induction stove. My rig has a 25lbs propane tank that is hearting my water heater. So i am hinking it shouldnt be too much work running a propane hose to the stove. Anyone tried this?

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Old 10-18-2020, 10:19 PM   #2
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It shouldn't be too difficult to do. Trace the propane lines underneath your rig and find an appropriate place to either cut the line and put a tee in it or find a tee and make it into a cross. Then run the new propane line up and underneath the new stove.

You can do all of this with copper tubing and flare connections (or maybe RVs use compression fittings, but flares are much better). Make sure that all of your connections except the final one to the stove are below the floor where leaks won't be as disastrous.

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Old 10-18-2020, 10:44 PM   #3
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I recently added an outside Propane connection for my Blackstone. That is, my 17 Vegas did not have the exterior propane connection factory add-on.

Thor runs their propane from tank to end-point via rubber hoses with standard 3/8 fittings.
For my propane cooktop, Thor connects the 3/8 rubber hose from tank to a brass hose (under the counter) for the final 2 into cooktop connection (see photo below)

Bottomline, I added a 3/8 brass T at that connection, then ran a rubber hose to the location I desired, the exterior wall.
3/8 propane Rubber hoses are available in different lengths.

You can do same for your mod:
- Run your T off the Furnace or water heater, then rubber hose to area underneath stovetop.
Then connect to brass hose remainder of distance.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:45 PM   #4
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It shouldn't be too difficult to do. Trace the propane lines underneath your rig and find an appropriate place to either cut the line and put a tee in it or find a tee and make it into a cross. Then run the new propane line up and underneath the new stove.

You can do all of this with copper tubing and flare connections (or maybe RVs use compression fittings, but flares are much better). Make sure that all of your connections except the final one to the stove are below the floor where leaks won't be as disastrous.

David
Not than it really matters but all exposed propane line should be black steel. I would not like to be in a coach where debris punctures a copper propane line. If it is shielded or above the floor go for it.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:48 PM   #5
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I already have a propane connection outside my rig, that i can trace and use a T. Just to be clear, should i use a rubber or brass hose from the T to the stove?

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I recently added an outside Propane connection for my Blackstone. That is, my 17 Vegas did not have the exterior propane connection factory add-on.

Thor runs their propane from tank to end-point via rubber hoses with standard 3/8 fittings.
For my propane cooktop, Thor connects the 3/8 rubber hose from tank to a brass hose (under the counter) for the final 2 into cooktop connection (see photo below)

Bottomline, I added a 3/8 brass T at that connection, then ran a rubber hose to the location I desired, the exterior wall.
3/8 propane Rubber hoses are available in different lengths.

You can do same for your mod:
- Run your T off the Furnace or water heater, then rubber hose to area underneath stovetop.
Then connect to brass hose remainder of distance.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:53 PM   #6
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Rubber from the "T" to within a couple inches of the stove; then switch to copper.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:55 PM   #7
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Rubber from the "T" to within a couple inches of the stove; then switch to copper.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:46 PM   #8
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I just went under the rig where the outside connection is, and it's right next to the propane tank.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:45 PM   #9
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I have noticed that Thor has been making changes to the stove tops over the last few years- 2 propane burners in 2018, 1 propane/1 induction in 2019, and then back to 2 propane burners (with electronic ignition) in 2020.
Is there a reason in particular you want to change your cook tops? I have never used induction but i know a lot of people like it.
In response to your question- my 2018 vegas has a large gas header that splits the gas from the tank to the hot water heater, cook top, fridge, and exterior port with flexible black hoses.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:26 PM   #10
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We dry camp alot, and indiction cooktop draws alot of power, and we dont like using generators much. We can avoid it by just having a propane cooktop.


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I have noticed that Thor has been making changes to the stove tops over the last few years- 2 propane burners in 2018, 1 propane/1 induction in 2019, and then back to 2 propane burners (with electronic ignition) in 2020.
Is there a reason in particular you want to change your cook tops? I have never used induction but i know a lot of people like it.
In response to your question- my 2018 vegas has a large gas header that splits the gas from the tank to the hot water heater, cook top, fridge, and exterior port with flexible black hoses.
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