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Old 08-27-2018, 04:12 PM   #1
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propane pressure regulator

Is there a suggested upgrade model for the propane pressure regulator? I have cleaned the area out in the fridge where the flame is and serviced the area but I am getting cooler temps in the fridge on AC than propane. Was thinking the regulator could be the issue. Has anyone found changing out the regulator helped fridge temps? FYI this is on a 2016, 21.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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I'm also interested in feedback on this issue. Reviews for replacement propane pressure regulators that are most common for RVs get consistently poor reviews. The one regulator I found online that claimed to be of superior quality is the Rego 7525B auto changeover propane regulator, but it is very expensive and I have no idea if this particular model is the correct replacement regulator for Escape trailers. People smarter than me will have an answer.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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I'm also interested in feedback on this issue. Reviews for replacement propane pressure regulators that are most common for RVs get consistently poor reviews. The one regulator I found online that claimed to be of superior quality is the Rego 7525B auto changeover propane regulator, but it is very expensive and I have no idea if this particular model is the correct replacement regulator for Escape trailers. People smarter than me will have an answer.
Jeff, we replaced the stock regulator a couple years ago with a Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253H Excela-Flow. Stove, fridge, furnace and water heater all worked better afterward. We also have the propane quick connect on the trailer. Before the change the grill we would connect to it didn't come up to temperature properly. Now it works perfectly.

I measured with a manometer before the change and the pressure was inconsistent. Now at every endpoint it's at or slightly above 11 WC inches with no adjustments from the factory setting. I recommend the Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253 "H" model specifically because it allows for a slightly higher flow when using more than one appliance simultaneously. As for installation, just swap the pigtails, mount in the same spot as the old one, and you're done.

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Old 08-27-2018, 04:30 PM   #4
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https://www.amazon.com/Marshall-Exce.../dp/B00OS5MINA


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I see Robert beat me to it.


I used the non H.
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After 7 years I had a pigtail from the regulator to the tank go bad at the crimped fitting. I bought a new regulator Marshal as Robert listed, two new pigtails and a new hose from regulator to metal fitting under the trailer. Peace of mind and flawless performance. Use the commercial leak detection soap you will like it. I got the soap at the Do it best hardware store and the parts at a small RV Dealer near me. Helped support two local small businesses near me in the process.
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I have used propane regulators in low temperatures, and have found that this kills them: they can't handle the condensed moisture and oils that are found as trace contaminants in propane, and their diaphragms fail or they clog. I have taken to travelling with a spare regulator with the brass fittings already installed, and had to use the spare on a recent trip. Name a brand you can find in a store around here, and I've had it fail, so I have given up expecting anything better, and have resigned myself to the spare.

While the high-flow models may maintain pressure better, every Escape appliance running at the same time doesn't add up to propane flow even close to the capacity of the standard-flow regulator.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:24 PM   #7
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I bought a Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253H and could not get it to adjust down 11" WC. It was initially set to around 15" WC. I contacted Marshall and an the engineer said the 253H was a high volume model for a heavy BTU loads. I gave the engineer the BTU load for my E-21 W/ oven. He indicated that the MERG-253 was better suited for our trailers. I returned the 253H and replaced it with a MERG-253. I was able to adjust it to 11" WC with half the BTU load of the trailer. With everything off the static WC pressure will be slightly over 11" WC. The MERG-253 is about $10. cheaper than the H model. I have been using it over a year with no issues.
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I bought a Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253H and could not get it to adjust down 11" WC. It was initially set to around 15" WC. I contacted Marshall and an the engineer said the 253H was a high volume model for a heavy BTU loads. I gave the engineer the BTU load for my E-21 W/ oven. He indicated that the MERG-253 was better suited for our trailers. I returned the 253H and replaced it with a MERG-253. I was able to adjust it to 11" WC with half the BTU load of the trailer. With everything off the static WC pressure will be slightly over 11" WC. The MERG-253 is about $10. cheaper than the H model. I have been using it over a year with no issues.
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Very interesting. With no adjustments on mine I measure 11.3 wc at the fitting for the water heater, 11.3 for the fridge, and 11.1 or 2 (can't remember) at the stove and furnace. Perhaps the non H model is better suited.
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Obviously these things aren't all that well setup at the factory, mine was 12 with 50% load.
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This is great feedback. Thanks everyone.
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