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Old 09-05-2016, 08:43 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by txruby77 View Post
Just curious, we leave the propane tanks on all the time, for the fridge when we are driving( we turn off when gassing up) and as a back up if AC power goes out while we are sightseeing. Is that what ya'll do also?
Yes, this is what we do. Others have different opinions about a live flame while driving ... waiting for the day i produce enough solar while driving to go full batter

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Old 09-05-2016, 10:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by LarryandLiz View Post
I can see how the yellow plug contraption might have been an issue. It can get jammed thus impeding the valve.
Originally Posted by bdornbush View Post
The tether for the plug is also yellow. I learned that you must position it properly to be able to open the valve as the valve overlaps with the tether and you must position the tether in the space provided for it on the valve handle.
Thanks - that makes sense, but the retaining loop of of the plug shouldn't be caught up in the valve handle or quick-connect collar. There are various styles, but the one in the photo (for instance) is supposed to be on the far side of the valve from the connector, completely out of the way. It might just be installed in wrong place; it's probably worth checking.

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