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Old 05-11-2019, 11:55 AM   #21
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And as I took everything apart, I noticed that the rubber propane hose that goes to the trailer passes through a hole in the propane platform resulting in the soft rubber rubbing against the hard metal.
Fixed with a scrap of split plastic wire protector left from another project. A scrap of pipe insulation would also work.

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Old 05-11-2019, 01:34 PM   #22
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And as I took everything apart, I noticed that the rubber propane hose that goes to the trailer passes through a hole in the propane platform resulting in the soft rubber rubbing against the hard metal.
That's disappointing. I wonder if they are all routed that way? The hose could be re-routed more appropriately.

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Fixed with a scrap of split plastic wire protector left from another project. A scrap of pipe insulation would also work.
Those work. The intended bit for this purpose is a grommet, traditionally of rubber.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:42 PM   #23
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I replaced the hard plastic cover with a soft cover that functions much better for me.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:05 PM   #24
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Tremclad semi-gloss is a much better match than gloss or flat.
It appears that Tremclad semi-gloss is the Canadian brand for Rust-oleum in the US. Is that correct?
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:24 PM   #25
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It appears that Tremclad semi-gloss is the Canadian brand for Rust-oleum in the US. Is that correct?

Same uses. Not sure that it is the same paint. Home Depot here sells Rust-oleum.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:13 PM   #26
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And as I took everything apart, I noticed that the rubber propane hose that goes to the trailer passes through a hole in the propane platform resulting in the soft rubber rubbing against the hard metal.
Fixed with a scrap of split plastic wire protector left from another project. A scrap of pipe insulation would also work.

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I removed , cleaned , primed and repainted our propane tank tray and frame
I placed a 30 mil plastic seperator between the trailer frame and the propane tray
and reattached the tray with SS fasteners
Thanks Ed for pointing out the issue of the propane hose rubbing on the propane tray
I made a chase nipple out of schedule 40 PVC and then ran the propane hose through the chase nipple . Has to be better than the hose rubbing on metal .
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:56 PM   #27
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And as I took everything apart, I noticed that the rubber propane hose that goes to the trailer passes through a hole in the propane platform resulting in the soft rubber rubbing against the hard metal.
Fixed with a scrap of split plastic wire protector left from another project. A scrap of pipe insulation would also work.

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Saw the discussion about the propane tank tray . So today decided to remove tanks and take a look . Damn, the propane line coming up from bottom of trailer has been rubbing on the sharp metal . Would it not be common sense to protect that hose ?
Another fix to do with this trailer and I am pissed ! This is a safety issue ! Pat
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:09 PM   #28
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Agree Pat, that desperately needs a grommet of some kind. Guess I've got another project before we leave on our upcoming trips. I'm thinking some of the bicycle inner tube along the top of the frame between the tank tray and frame. I'll await your approach to the unprotected main line eagerly, as you always come up with good solutions.
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Saw the discussion about the propane tank tray . So today decided to remove tanks and take a look . Damn, the propane line coming up from bottom of trailer has been rubbing on the sharp metal . Would it not be common sense to protect that hose ?
Another fix to do with this trailer and I am pissed ! This is a safety issue ! Pat
Pat : Just a suggestion , When your modifying your propane tank plate , if you have a power tongue jack check the 12 VDC red wire feeding the jack . When working on my propane tray this morning , I discovered they tyraped the jack feed wire to the metal rod holding the safety chains . That would be okay if the rod was smooth but unforrunately that was not the case
I cut the tyrap , filed the rod until it was smooth , taped the bad spot in the wire , sleeved the wire in plastic tubing and tyraped the wire back in place .
Luckily I caught the problem before the wire shorted out at some inopportune time .
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Agree Pat, that desperately needs a grommet of some kind. Guess I've got another project before we leave on our upcoming trips. I'm thinking some of the bicycle inner tube along the top of the frame between the tank tray and frame. I'll await your approach to the unprotected main line eagerly, as you always come up with good solutions.
Hi Greg when I feel that area of the hose it has been rubbing (cutting) the rubber . I think I want to find a rubber grommet to protect the hose . When I fix the tray again (paint) I did once already , check to make sure that hose is ok . Check yours too Greg before you go . Want to also do something to that tray rusting . I need to settle down . Pat
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:18 PM   #31
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Pat : Just a suggestion , When your modifying your propane tank plate , if you have a power tongue jack check the 12 VDC red wire feeding the jack . When working on my propane tray this morning , I discovered they tyraped the jack feed wire to the metal rod holding the safety chains . That would be okay if the rod was smooth but unforrunately that was not the case
I cut the tyrap , filed the rod until it was smooth , taped the bad spot in the wire , sleeved the wire in plastic tubing and tyraped the wire back in place .
Luckily I caught the problem before the wire shorted out at some inopportune time .
Hi Steve put the cover back on for today but will definetly check that line . Hopefully it 's ok because I installed my jack . But again thanks for the head's up ! Pat
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And as I took everything apart, I noticed that the rubber propane hose that goes to the trailer passes through a hole in the propane platform resulting in the soft rubber rubbing against the hard metal.
Fixed with a scrap of split plastic wire protector left from another project. A scrap of pipe insulation would also work.

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Not sure if this is the same as yours, but I have no concern with chafing of the hose. In the second pic you can see the area of the hose that should be a problem, if it was.
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:58 PM   #33
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I used some pipe insulation around the propane line, with some good electrical tape to secure it. Just checked my 2015 installation: still there doing its job.
(Edit: the bungie holds the plastic propane tank cover from flying off in the breeze!)
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:19 PM   #34
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Not sure if this is the same as yours, but I have no concern with chafing of the hose. In the second pic you can see the area of the hose that should be a problem, if it was.
Glenn you sure lucked out . Not the case with us later on . Don't remember if you got the front box , that makes a difference . In any case should of had some protection on ours . We travel with our gas on for our refrigerator . Working to fix ours now . Needing paint , so it has to dry . Pat
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Agree Pat, that desperately needs a grommet of some kind. Guess I've got another project before we leave on our upcoming trips. I'm thinking some of the bicycle inner tube along the top of the frame between the tank tray and frame. I'll await your approach to the unprotected main line eagerly, as you always come up with good solutions.
Greg decided to clean up the tray and paint with Rustolem paint . Went and bought some braided hose , slit down the middle and applied . Couldn't find a grommet to fit so rigged something up . Filled up my tanks , touched up some rust and used the slit vinyl hose on bottom of tanks . Might help from tanks moving around . Decided not to cover bottom of tray , worried about water sitting and making more rust . While I was checking things out , ordered 2 new hoses for tank , be here tomorrow. I think all of us pretty much are solving this alike . Just glad I caught it . Besides leaking gas , propane is not cheap here . Pat
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Just finished before the rain starts . First cleaned tray and painted . Put slit vinyl hoses on bottom of tanks and the main line for propane . Decided on some extra's as others mentioned added nuts to the all thread , now it doesn't fall down when removing tanks for filling . Drilled as others have done to install a lock . Had a cable through tanks but lock is cleaner .
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just stops opportunists but I feel better . Changed to 2 new hoses . All together and I feel fine . Pat

Also the extra benefit for the vinyl on bottom of tanks , they don't move around anymore . Everything is more solid . Yay !
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Just finished before the rain starts . First cleaned tray and painted . Put slit vinyl hoses on bottom of tanks and the main line for propane . Decided on some extra's as others mentioned added nuts to the all thread , now it doesn't fall down when removing tanks for filling . Drilled as others have done to install a lock . Had a cable through tanks but lock is cleaner .
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just stops opportunists but I feel better . Changed to 2 new hoses . All together and I feel fine . Pat

Also the extra benefit for the vinyl on bottom of tanks , they don't move around anymore . Everything is more solid . Yay !
One more Vinyl on bottom of tank . Pat
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Nice job, Pat.
Sorry about the rain: I washed both vehicles yesterday afternoon.
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Nice job, Pat.
Sorry about the rain: I washed both vehicles yesterday afternoon.
Thanks Don . Waiting for rain to go away and just driving around with spotted vehicle . Hey your solution was great too for the propane main line for protection
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Longer angle could possibly interfere with WDH bracket.
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