I look at a connection inside to a quick connect to be the same as to an appliance. Beyond that is no different than the various fittings and valves built into an appliance. I assume the idea built into the various codes is to limit the number of connections that are inaccessible inside the RV.
Originally Posted by Wunfiddy
As well, i shall move the outside propane connection, as using a rubber small diameter hose increases pressure drop, and the likelyhood I will trip on the damn thing. I will plumb it over to the middle or "rear side" of the trailer to be under the awning and not bothered by the door.
Having used the LP QC since 2009 I can report that both our concerns are really not an issue. I regularly split two appliances, usually the BBQ and stove, off 15-20' of hose without lack of performance in either. I have used 30' of hose for a single appliance, usually the fire pit, without any lose of performance either.
With the issue of tripping, I have heard that argument many times from folks who have never used this system, and we have never once had an issue with that. The hose lays flat on the ground and is more than tough enough to step on. I will run it under our patio mat if possible, but more for tidiness than anything. Before using the LP QC, on our previous trailers since 1990, we have use a hose tapping off the high pressure propane at the tanks, and the hose was never a problem there either.
What I don't like about the location Escape uses is that it is susceptible to being damaged, the whole reason for me installing my own connection, and doing so in a hatch so it was right out of the way.