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Old 08-12-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Propane Shutoff and Quick Connect Installation

We do not have the exterior propane quick connect option on our new to us 2017 Escape 19. I would like input from those that have installed the shut off with QC. My plan is an installation at the rear passenger side since that is how I operated with our previous RV. The use would be for connecting my BBQ.

My plan was to jump off the last appliance connection below the trailer by installing a T, then run a protected low pressure flexible hose to the opposite side. The last appliance service line is a flexible 1/4" hose routed to the hot water tank above.

My main concern with this install is utilizing the end of a 1/4" service line, and possibly starving the operation of the appliances upstream. Escape installed the propane QC beside the door and I see the propane line on the opposite side drops in size from 3/8" to 1/4". A T connection there would experience more flow from the 3/8" line from tank(s).
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:10 PM   #2
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I had the LP QC on my 19 and knew I would want it on my 5.0TA, but also decided to do it myself so it could be in a small hatch with a door. I installed mine under our loft as I mostly cook towards that end of the trailer though a hose will take the propane anywhere. Also, it was way easier to connect the line right off the 1/2" line right after the regulator. I also got the ease of using a rubber hose to go around the wall of the propane compartment as well as to feed into the space around my landing gear. I have no issue with making and dealing with flared joints, this was just easier there.

If you do want it at the rear, you would just have to tie in a 3/8" copper line to the main 1/2" one and run it to where you want the outlet positioned. All the parts will be available at a propane shop. I bought many of mine at a local large BBQ store.

Here are a few shots of the outlet. I never took any of the installed supply line but could easily do so. The first with the cutout I made in the shell, the second with the hatch closed, and the thrid with the hose conncted.

I just love this setup and use any two of the three devices at a time, the BBQ, the stove or the firepit.

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:04 AM   #3
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Jim, if you keep cutting more holes in that trailer it will turn into a lace curtain....
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Jim, if you keep cutting more holes in that trailer it will turn into a lace curtain....
Haven't added one in 2 years, and only did 3 of a good size, this, hood fan air vent and exterior taps. Well, those and a bunch of holes.
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