RV Daily Tips Issue 441. August 4, 2014 | RV Travel

RVing Tip of the Day

Can’t get the propane to flow in your motorhome? Check this first
by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service

Sometimes the fix is really simple and this is one of those times. Believe me, I get this question a lot. The question, usually from folks who have just purchased a used motorhome, is this: How do I get the propane to flow into my RV? The oven, furnace, water heater and refrigerator will not work on propane. The key here, of course, is nothing works on propane, but everything works fine otherwise.
Several motorhome manufacturers installed propane detectors wired to a valve at the propane tank. When the propane detector alerts to a leak or is simply shut off, the valve closes. It also closes if the coach loses 12-volt power. Nowadays, many of these detectors are getting long in the tooth and starting to fail, leaving owners searching for an alternative.
What you will discover is the original detector is no longer available — and the detector is the part that normally fails. The replacement is Safe-T-Alert #70-742-R-BR-Kit (in brown) or #70-742-R-WT-Kit (in white). You’ll most likely need to modify the mounting hole and pull a new wire from the detector to the valve. Pulling the wire is the hardest part of the job. The valve must be installed along with the detector. The new detector is sensitive to both propane and carbon monoxide.
Editor’s Note: One source of these replacement kits is from rvpartscenter.com. They’re also available at Amazon.com. At the time of publication, these kits were a little less than $200.00.
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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on August 4, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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