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Old 08-04-2016, 04:16 PM   #111
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Ding ding ding!!! Alf got it.

9800ft = no
9300ft = no
6900ft = yes

So I am happiER... And hopeful we can figure a tweak so that it will work at the higher campgrounds as well. Still on the road for now...
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #112
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So I am happiER... And hopeful we can figure a tweak so that it will work at the higher campgrounds as well. Still on the road for now...
I wonder if changing the regulator and hoses on the tanks would help? I only say that because I know some have and mentioned they thought the propane appliances were functioning better...

I don't know if this is the right one, but the brand "Marshall" has been mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Marshall-Exce.../dp/B005F33270
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:02 PM   #113
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The MEGR-9984 model is an older model of regulator. I have it on my 2014, although mine is a Fairview GR-9984, not Marshall. I just ordered a replacement from Escape, as my fridge is acting up intermittently on propane. The replacement from Escape is the Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253. The newer model seems to have good reviews, so may be more reliable.


https://www.amazon.com/Exceisior-MEG...7FRY9GDBEP7R23
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:11 PM   #114
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Kirk, if it's any help, I replaced the stock regulator with the MEGR-253H excela-flow and it made the fridge cool better, the stove cook better, and the water heater make hot water more quickly. The difference is not that dramatic, but it is noticeable. I'm very pleased with it.
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Kirk, if it's any help, I replaced the stock regulator with the MEGR-253H excela-flow and it made the fridge cool better, the stove cook better, and the water heater make hot water more quickly. The difference is not that dramatic, but it is noticeable. I'm very pleased with it.
We did the same using the 253H model and had the same results.
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Kirk, if it's any help, I replaced the stock regulator with the MEGR-253H excela-flow and it made the fridge cool better, the stove cook better, and the water heater make hot water more quickly. The difference is not that dramatic, but it is noticeable. I'm very pleased with it.
Did you need to adjust it after install?
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I had to adjust ours. It was running about 13" and had to turn it down.
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I had to adjust ours. It was running about 13" and had to turn it down.
What is the disadvantage of running it at 12 or 13 ... Or 14 for a little more heat in the flue?
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RV components are designed to run on 10-14" WC, you could theoretically set it from 11-13 as the regulator adds 1" to the set point before it'll shutdown for safety. Suggested is shoot for the middle of the range, or 11", which is a possible 12" output when add factor in the 1" lockup.
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RV components are designed to run on 10-14" WC, you could theoretically set it from 11-13 as the regulator adds 1" to the set point before it'll shutdown for safety. Suggested is shoot for the middle of the range, or 11", which is a possible 12" output when add factor in the 1" lockup.
I was thinking with a fixed orifice in the frig burner a little more pressure would raise the flue temp? People who are changing regulators have reported better performances but any 'high flow' regulator is restricted by the orifice size? So only pressure would increase total propane in the burner?

Reace told me they were making sure the regulators were at 11 as he saw them lower. Just thinking .. why not go for 12-13 and look for a little more juice?
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