Originally Posted by woodie
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.