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Old 08-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. Since I only have one 20lb propane tank on the trailer, is there such a thing as a tee to allow propane to the trailer and regulator on one line and another line to bypass the trailer regulator and run to the stove and it's regulator.

I have been using the camp stove on a separate 20 lb tank ,but was just trying to simplify things and use the quick connector.If the tee idea works that would help.
Yes there is a tee option and that is what I use. I could leave it connected to the bottles but I don't. I'll take a pic if I get a chance.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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Some low and high propane tid-bits.

Propane Regulator Facts , High pressure and low pressure propane , propane 101
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Since I only have one 20lb propane tank on the trailer, is there such a thing as a tee to allow propane to the trailer and regulator on one line and another line to bypass the trailer regulator and run to the stove and it's regulator.

I have been using the camp stove on a separate 20 lb tank ,but was just trying to simplify things and use the quick connector.If the tee idea works that would help.
Here is the adapter that I found and use. I found one on line at a place called Ace Hardward, but they are only in the USA. I think I also saw one on line at Camping World (Mr Heater brand if I remember correctly?) again USA. It is about 4 inches long.

Was passing through Hundred Mile House and sitting in a restaurant having breakfast, I looked up and there down the street was a store called Ace Hardware. So I just had to go in and have a look. They are not part of the USA Ace but they had the part I was looking for. They actually had 2 different models the difference being the 2 connection fitting ends. They had this one with the standard propane female connector on the end and the second one on the side same as the top fitting on a 2 lb camp propane cylinder (can't recall what they call that). The other model had 2 2 lb style connectors. Since I already had two different hose I took this one. The amazing thing was it was about the same price as those in the US - usually things are a lot more here - that is another topic!

This is the fitting you would need to attach to your 20 lb tank and the existing hose on your trailer would screw into the female end of the fitting. Your BBQ and camp stove would attach to the side fitting using a hose like the one that would also attach to a 2 lb tank.

I phoned around to a few BBQ stores in Vancouver but could not find anything like this. One store said they don't sell anything like that and don't recommend using adapters like this as they could be incorrectly attached and possibly cause problems. Said I needed to buy a second tank - go figure!

So far it has worked just fine and if one uses caution there should be no issues with attaching it properly.

There are other options out there. I think Coleman makes one but I don't think it has the female regular propane fitting.
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Just realized that the adapter I mentioned will not work for your setup between the tank and the Escape regulator connection. The female end is for the old style of connector and you need the one that has the threads on the outside of the fitting like this one by Mr Heater from Camping World web site. The one I had photo for works for me as my extension hose has the correct male fitting to connect.

You would need a wrench to connect the Mr Heater to the propane tank.

Propane Adapter Tee - Mr. Heater F273751 - Propane Accessories - Camping World

The next link has a good explanation of the various connectors. It also has the correct naming for the various type of end connectors.

http://www.mrheater.com/upload/productspotlight.pdf

A link to Mr Heater web site with various connectors they have.

http://www.mrheater.com/productdetails.aspx?catid=357
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Just realized that the adapter I mentioned will not work for your setup between the tank and the Escape regulator connection. The female end is for the old style of connector and you need the one that has the threads on the outside of the fitting like this one by Mr Heater from Camping World web site. The one I had photo for works for me as my extension hose has the correct male fitting to connect.

You would need a wrench to connect the Mr Heater to the propane tank.

Propane Adapter Tee - Mr. Heater F273751 - Propane Accessories - Camping World

The next link has a good explanation of the various connectors. It also has the correct naming for the various type of end connectors.



http://www.mrheater.com/upload/productspotlight.pdf

A link to Mr Heater web site with various connectors they have.

Mr. Heater - America's Most Popular Portable Heaters
Thanks for that,I got the guy at the barbecue/propane place to order me the tee,except I got the one that hand screws onto the tank,no wrench needed.I can still use the external quick connector on the trailer for my barbecue,which has no regulator built in.So everybody will soon be connected and happy.I don't like to cook in the trailer ever since I burned bacon in a camper I had,stunk for months.
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I had a 2010 Escape 19ft with the propane disconnect. It did not work well pressure was to low so we never used it.
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I had a 2010 Escape 19ft with the propane disconnect. It did not work well pressure was to low so we never used it.
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It is meant to be low, at operating pressure. We have no issues at all with the appliance regulator disconnected.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #18
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I had a 2010 Escape 19ft with the propane disconnect. It did not work well pressure was to low so we never used it.
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Pressure is supposed to be low...you didn't use it correctly.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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Just wanted to finish up with what I started.This is what I ended up doing.I got a propane line splitter,a tee ,so I can interrupt the propane before it gets to the trailer regulator.This allows me to run another line which is high pressure to my external camp stove's regulator.Hope that makes sense .
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