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Old 06-28-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17
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Propane regulator

Hello all,

Just thought I would share my recent experience with my 2008 17B. I hope this is the right place to do it.

Went to check everything for the first time this year and propane wouldn't flow to anything!(not stove, heater or fridge) After checking to make sure I had propane in the tank, I cracked the fitting at the top of the regulator. After backing off about 3/4 turn I could hear hissing and observed bubbles from the dish soap I applied to the fitting, so I knew gas was flowing out of the tank.

Having got that far, I went to my local RV store and bought a new regulator. Naturally it was not the same brand Reace put in the trailer new, so I had to drill new holes in the mounting bracket. The Escape people mounted the regulator with pop rivets so I drilled them out. Not having the right size pop riveter, I remounted the regulator using 10-32 x 3/4" stainless screws with nuts and washers. Had to take apart the front inside wall of the trailer to expose the mounting holes. Total time to replace: about two hours (and I work pretty slow!).

In my research last evening on regulators, I read several times that seasoned RV'ers carry a spare regulator just in case.

Anyway, after almost 8 years owning this Escape, this is only the second maintenance item to come up. I repacked the wheel bearings a couple of years ago.

The fit, finish and performance of my Escape is still very close to the same as the day we took delivery. A quality product!

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Old 06-28-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2005 Escape 17 B
Posts: 31
Hello DaleandJoanneMitchell.
Thanks for posting.Been camping up at D'Arcy (Devine)visiting friends and all of a sudden I have no propane flowing.Checked the gauge on my newly filled tank and it was redlining.Got home and started to fiddle with it with no success.The temperature in the shade was around 30 C.I thought it might have something to do with the problem.Will deal with it Wednesday.Going to look up an RV supplier close to home.Eleven years before this happened.
Take car and thanks for shedding some ligth on this kind of situation.
Allan Bornestig
North Vancouver
Trailer 17 B
2005 model.
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