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schlep1967

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Posted: 09/21/21 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should have been told this by now. Close all of your gas bottles and then open the valve slowly. If you open them too quickly the safety system senses a leak and shuts the gas down.
Also, spend a few buck for some rain-x washer fluid. Drain all of the old fluid out of the system and use the Rain-x often for the first trip. Then when your wipers fail, you will still be able to see.


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As you have found, new doesn't mean trouble free. On the positive side, these sound mostly like nuisance issues that can easily be fixed.

Give it some time and it likely will become a funny story.

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Yes we are in pretty good spirits. As they say, a bad day camping is better than a good day at work. Hopefully they can fix everything without issue and all will be well.


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just thought i would mention for future, open your propane valve slowly or your regulator will snap shut and no flow! don't know how new class a is but my pull behind did that. im sure you got it resolved by now.

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The regulator needs to be replaced. Coming out on Monday. Perhaps that was the issue when I opened the valve I didn’t do it slowly. Had no idea.

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Posted: 09/25/21 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've never heard of the propane valve on a class A having the same issues when opening quickly as a trailer using OPD's on portable bottles.

I think DOT cylinders used on trailers are completely different from ASME tanks used on motorhomes. I doubt the speed you opened the valves caused any problem at all. But I could be mistaken.


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