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Old 05-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #11
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Using the quick connect there is a regulator at the source. Then you have another regulator at the appliance. That's too many regulators. So, no, the appliance will not work properly.
Might as well keep using the 10 lb. tank, as I do.
Glenn, where do you store the 10lb tank when traveling.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:48 AM   #12
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It's in a milk crate in the aisle of the trailer. Not optimum, but better than in the tow vehicle. I had one vent on me once on a hot day on the Coquihalla summit. It was in the back of the Subaru wagon. And, I was a smoker at the time. But, I guess all the windows were open.
Anyway, I'm not concerned since it doesn't get hot in the trailer and I usually travel with the Maxxfan locked open.
BTW, you are only allowed two propane cylinders on BC Ferries. May be restrictions where you are or where you travel.
I should add that I've never had the propane detector sound the alarm except when disconnecting the battery.
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Which all gets me to thinking.
The propane detector is powered by electricity. So, when it sounds the alarm, how does it not ignite the gas that it is detecting?
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:58 AM   #14
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I've seen this question come up several times on the forum so I took a few pictures of my setup connected to my Everest Stove. In fact, I am camping now near June Lake, CA and took these pics yesterday. A high pressure stove will not work on the quick-connect low pressure connection but it will work directly off one of your main trailer propane tanks if you purchase some off the shelf fittings and hoses. Here are two pictures of my setup. I purchased 2 high pressure hoses and connected them together to give myself a long reach to the stove.





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Does anyone have an "Everest" camp chef stove with the quick connect and does it work?
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:57 AM   #15
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Steve's setup supplies high-pressure propane to the point where a one-pound cylinder is normally screwed on to the stove, with a comatible connector. Although Camp Chef sells this hose, it is a routinely available part, not specific to Camp Chef. This works for any appliance which uses the one-pound cylinders.
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We currently hook it up to a larger 10 lb tank with an adapter- if it works on that would it necessarily mean it would work on the quick connect?
No, it means the opposite: it runs on high-pressure propane, so it will probably not run on the low-pressure propane supplied through the Escape's quick-connect outlet without modification... and the modification may not be practical.

The tank size doesn't matter - the propane from any size of tank is at the same high pressure until it goes through a regulator or other control valve.
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The propane detector is powered by electricity. So, when it sounds the alarm, how does it not ignite the gas that it is detecting?
The trick is to not produce a spark with sufficient energy. Lots of equipment for hazardous environments is designed with this in mind.
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Jim Bennett bought the Dickinson Spitfire 180 and I followed his lead. One of the accessories is a low pressure regulator.

Web site is: DickinsonMarine.com - Marine Propane Barbeques
Although it's called a regulator, it is also a flow (flame height) control. It appears that this Dickson stove combines the regulator and control (preventing easy conversion) and they fux this by selling a replacement which is just the control. That's nice of them - no such help from Coleman or others.
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Anyway, I'm not concerned since it doesn't get hot in the trailer and I usually travel with the Maxxfan locked open.
Too bad the MaxxFan is on the roof and leaked propane collects at the floor.

I assume the tank is only in the trailer while driving, not for days at a time.
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Only for driving, and since I can see daylight at the bottom corner of the door seal, I figure propane has an escape route.
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