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Old 05-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Propane adapter and hose

I opted to not include the low pressure quick connect propane line in our 5.0 options. (It may be the only thing we didn't include!)

I might want to tap directly off the propane tanks when using a stove or grill outside. I came across this kit which looks like it contains everything I'll need.

Any experience with this setup? Worth the money ($75)?

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Seems expensive

I do the same as you intend, just fuel my propane appliances from the bottle.

When set up and wanting fuel my BBQ or stove etc, I take one of the propane bottles out of the trailer, leave one to run the fridge, heater, and stove.

I carry the propane bottle to a table install a "T" and run hoses. The 15' hose included in the kit will not let get very for from the front of your trailer. BBQ's at the table or a propane fire are usually a distance from the trailer so I vote for a portable system although it takes more set up.

There are lots of options such as a "tree" that will hold a lantern as well give connections for 2 hoses for appliances.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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For ease and convenience I would highly recommend a kit set-up like that. I don't think it is expensive given that you are getting a complete set-up with hose included. I love the quickness of my low pressure disconnect for the BBQ, it is set up in no time flat, but I do use the high pressure connection for the outdoor stove. In time I hope to convert it too, and add another low pressure connection, but until then.........
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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We use a very similar tee system but without the quick connect fitting which would be easier to use.

We generally remove one tank form the trailer and move it to the intended cooking area and set up there where we can then connect 2 appliances at the same time using 2 hoses. In our case a camp stove and BBQ. That way we can use shorter hoses which means less chance of tripping over a longer hose.

If we are setting up for a short stay we sometimes just leave the tank on the trailer and set up cooking area next to the front of the trailer.

System works great for us. Yummy!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
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Never thought to move a tank.

Thanks folks.

I never thought about simply moving one of the propane tanks from the trailer to the picnic table. Problem solved.

I might put a quick connect adapter on the tank anyway. Putting my stove on a dedicated table near the front of the trailer and running a hose to it still appeals to me.

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Thanks folks.

I never thought about simply moving one of the propane tanks from the trailer to the picnic table. Problem solved.

I might put a quick connect adapter on the tank anyway. Putting my stove on a dedicated table near the front of the trailer and running a hose to it still appeals to me.

Thanks again.

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Hi: onetim... If you're going to be using the tanks outside of the trailer, now might be a good time to see if Reace could use a pair of fiberglass tanks for your 5.0. They might have some lighter weight advantage over the regular steel ones. Easier on your back!!! Alf
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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My high-pressure extension kit has a normal appliance connection (the screw thread, like the top of a disposable 1-lb bottle) for the extension hose. A quick connect would be slightly more convenient, but the appliance connection is very common - so extension hoses are easy to find - and still requires no tools or shutoff valve. Also, a hose with the same connection on each end can be coiled up and attached to itself, excluding air and dirt, and reducing purge time.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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I'm planning to use a Trident 11lb. (2.6 gal) fiberglass LPG tank. I will carry it in my tv and put it outside wherever I want to BBQ once I pick up my 17B on Thursday!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, I have a Weber Q and bought the Weber adapter & hose for it.
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You might want to re-consider carrying propane in your tow vehicle.

See:

Plumber's car explodes near Vancouver apartments - British Columbia - CBC News
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