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Old 05-24-2016, 06:48 PM   #31
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Can someone who recently got this option confirm the "sex" of both ends of the hose that ETI provides? I had a recent email exchange with ETI and they are telling me that the 12' hose has male connections on both ends. However, previous discussion on this thread leads me to believe that its male on the trailer end and then female on the grill side.
You need not just the gender of the fitting, but the type (which could be quick-connect, flare, or pipe thread - among others - on a low-pressure hose).
There are two common hoses would be female on one end and male on the other:
  • Earlier I listed what others described: male QC plug on the end that goes into the trailer, and a female 3/8" SAE flare on the other end, which screws directly onto most low-pressure appliances (e.g. Camp Chef RV Connection Hose)
  • A QC extension (e.g. Quick-Connect to Quick-Connect LP Gas Hose) would have a male QC plug on the end that goes into the trailer, and a female QC outlet on the other end, but that's not what other people said came with their Escape, and it would require the appliance to have a male QC plug on it.
One way to end up with male on both ends:
  • Male QC plug on the end that goes into the trailer, and a male 1/4" NPT (tapered pipe thread) on the other end, ready to have a suitable adapter screwed onto it. Male NPT is sort of the "universal" end for propane hoses - you semi-permanently install the fitting you need on each end.

Maybe it would be good to have Escape send a photo (or a specific manufacturer's part number), in case they have changed hoses. In any case, you can buy whatever hose you need, since there are several commonly available configurations.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:52 PM   #32
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We got a QC hose with ours. It had a male QC for the trailer end, but the other end was a threaded connector. I used that hose for our propane firepit and made it a permanent connection to the firepit on the threaded end.
But which threaded connector? SAE flare (straight threads, conical seat) or NPT (tapered pipe threads)? Male or female?
What I'm expecting from previous discussions is a female 3/8" SAE flare swivel.

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Bought 2 Camco QC hoses to use with the Weber Q and the Stove. Those have QC connections on both ends of the hose.
One male, one female: that's a QC extension.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:24 PM   #33
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The QC hoses have a male on the trailer end and a female on the appliance side. The Weber and stove, the regulators were removed and male QC adapters were fitted.
The ETI supplied hose threaded end I'll have to go dig out and check, I really don't recall off hand.
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The ETI supplied hose had a male 1/4 npt QC connector on the trailer end and a female 3/8 flare connection on the appliance end.
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I got the quick disconnect, but didn't get a hose either. Tammy said the hose was "extra." But, that was nearly 2 years ago.
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I got the quick disconnect, but didn't get a hose either. Tammy said the hose was "extra." But, that was nearly 2 years ago.

In 2015 the hose came with it.


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I had a recent email exchange with ETI and they are telling me that the 12' hose has male connections on both ends. However, previous discussion on this thread leads me to believe that its male on the trailer end and then female on the grill side.
I expected the same thing:
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  • Earlier I listed what others described: male QC plug on the end that goes into the trailer, and a female 3/8" SAE flare on the other end, which screws directly onto most low-pressure appliances (e.g. Camp Chef RV Connection Hose)
And Greg has confirmed that:
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The ETI supplied hose had a male 1/4 npt QC connector on the trailer end and a female 3/8 flare connection on the appliance end.
Thanks Greg

I think it's time to check back with Escape...
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #38
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For whatever it's worth, the current option listing (for $160) is:
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Exterior Propane Quick Connect with 12' Propane Hose and Adapter (Low Pressure Connection)-
... so the hose should be included, now.

There's a photo with this option listing, but unfortunately it shows only the port on the trailer, not the hose.
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Reace had told me at the orientation that the female flare end should screw right on the Ranger ii stove, and similar. He was correct as both the camp chef ranger ii stove and camp chef fire pit had a 3/8 male flare after the regulator hose was removed and I screwed the ETI hose right on the firepit. The Ranger ii I put a reducer flare fitting and added a 1/4 male QC fitting to use the camco QC hose.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:00 PM   #40
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Thanks for all the responses. You guys are just great.

I have another email into ETI asking for a pic of the propane hose they provide and will post if they send me something. In the meantime, I think I'll just use my portable grill with a separate propane tank on our way home from pick-up.

I'll figure out the inevitable hardware store run when I get home.
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