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Old 09-01-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Propane connection

There is a female propane connection under the compartment door on the door side. I know they gave me a male connector that fits that female connection but I cannot find it. What is the correct male fitting that fits that outlet. If someone has a picture or a link to one that would be great. I just bought one that says it is a 1/4 inch but it does not fit.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:50 PM   #2
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I never found the correct male connection in a BUNCH of quick connects I tried. After a year, Sandy finally ran across the correct one that DRV supplied in a sack of stuff that was stowed in the drawer under the dishwasher.

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Here ya go!

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:16 PM   #4
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Here ya go!

Thank You, I will begin my search. That should be all the information I need.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #5
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Cummins, is that a 3/8 inch or a 1/4 inch
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:54 PM   #6
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Cummins, is that a 3/8 inch or a 1/4 inch
1/4" pipe threats it looks like. If that was your question. The OD ninth threads is about 9/16".
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:43 AM   #7
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Yes, that is what I needed to know. There are listed 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch. Just looking at the picture it may be 3/8 inch Both 1/4 and 3/8 would be 18 tpi, the outside diameter of pipe for 1/4 inch is .540 and 3/8 is .675 The reason I am trying to determine which it is I believe the male end that fits inside the female is a little bit different.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:09 AM   #8
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Here ya go!

I found this and the water filters in the trash can when I picked up my rig.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:37 AM   #9
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Since they gave you the fitting which normally goes on a gas grill, did they include the hose as well? Generally 6 feet long and the female connection on the hose will have a shutoff valve.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:39 AM   #10
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Since they gave you the fitting which normally goes on a gas grill, did they include the hose as well? Generally 6 feet long and the female connection on the hose will have a shutoff valve.
No hose. I actually think it was a fitting for the water lines. So you could blow or drain your lines clear before you winterized them.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:58 AM   #11
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The fitting screws into the gas feed for a grill or propane fire pit. It is similar to the fitting on the Aussie grill that came with the outdoor kitchen on my Challenger. There is also a hose that has a similar fitting on one end and a female with shut off valve on the other. The fitting picture should connect into your outdoor propane connection which should also have a lever type shutoff valve. If you are interested in connecting a gas grill the hose and associated components are generally available at most RV supply or parts centers or online.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:31 PM   #12
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The fitting pictured fits into a valve/female quick connect combination on the 5th wheel. You're on your own to plumb it to your grill, camp stove, etc. One thing to note is that you'll have to come into your cooking appliance downstream of its regulator since the propane supply is taken downstream of the propane system regulator on the RV.

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Old 09-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #13
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Not a big fan of using these quick connects for grills especially the ones that mount to the side of the RV. We had one and for safety reasons used it as a table top instead. What happens if the grill gets too hot and damages the wall of the RV? Or if the grill catches on fire, now you have to run to wherever the main shutoff for the tanks are. If it is on a TT, this could mean removing the plastic shroud, meaning more time.

Instead we bought a 5lb propane tank that we use for the grill on a table. It is more economical than the 1lb tanks at Wal-Mart and is easy to carry to the propane fill at the campground and carry back to the camper when full.

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Old 09-02-2015, 02:43 PM   #14
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Frankly, there's no place to mount a grill on an exterior wall of our RV, and I wouldn't if I could. The intent would be to use a long hose with this connector to fuel a stove or grill that's remote from the 5th wheel. Since you're supplying and piping your own hose, you can certainly include a shut-off valve at the stove or grill if you wish.

The propane tank is fine, but this connector eliminates the necessity to carry extra tanks around in the storage bay or truck bed and having to purchase new tanks or refill tanks (depending on the size) when empty.

This auxiliary propane connector is just another option that one can use or not as they might elect. What's good for one person might not be for another. At least the option is provided with our Mobile Suites.

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Old 09-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #15
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The female disconnect that comes factory plumbed on the dooor side has a 1/4 turn disconnect valve on it. No need to add another.You can go to almost any rv store or Walmart or other big box store and get a 12' hose with the male end attached on 1 end and a screw on for the grill on the other for less than $25.00. I have no idea why they give you the end they do, but purchasing an already made hose is pretty simple. I like 1 stop shopping. Be aware that you are connecting down stream from your tanks regulator. You need to bypass the one on the grill or get one that does not have it installed.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:56 AM   #16
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I cheated and built a "T" section that quick connects into the trailer and has two additional quick connects on the ends of the "T". That way, I have a 15' hose screwed to the grill and a 30' hose on my gas fire pit. Cook under the front awning and watch TV around the fire pit under the rear awning. I just remove the regulators on what ever I am running a hose to.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:10 AM   #17
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I cheated and built a "T" section that quick connects into the trailer and has two additional quick connects on the ends of the "T". That way, I have a 15' hose screwed to the grill and a 30' hose on my gas fire pit. Cook under the front awning and watch TV around the fire pit under the rear awning. I just remove the regulators on what ever I am running a hose to.

Good idea! That is now on my to do list!!!
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:07 PM   #18
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There is a female propane connection under the compartment door on the door side. I know they gave me a male connector that fits that female connection but I cannot find it. What is the correct male fitting that fits that outlet. If someone has a picture or a link to one that would be great. I just bought one that says it is a 1/4 inch but it does not fit.
Jim
Is this propane connection point standard on DRV's now? We have it on our 2012 Select Suites, but we had to pay $100 to get it. I saw no mention of it on our Atlanta build though, hence my question.

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Old 09-03-2015, 05:07 PM   #19
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It was standard on ours
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:18 PM   #20
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I'm on my 5th DRV. My 2011 did have it, my 2014 did not. I added it to the 2014 for a cost of about $40.00 and a 1/2 hr laying on my back in the shop. Fairly simple really. Change the first elbow below trailer to a "T" and away you go.

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