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Old 12-18-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Alternate exterior propane connection?

Has anyone plumbed an additional propane connection on the side or back?

We carry a second tank in a milk crate in as well as the one on the tongue, we do mostly all the cooking out outside. It would be nice to not pack another tank and just plug into the main line of the trailer.

Any ideas or pictures?

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Old 12-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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We have one on the front of our Trillium, Sorry, no pics are available but its basically just an in-line (propane gas) T connector with a plug in the un-used orafice. Might come in handy, but we have yet to make use of it but we ALWAYS have a spare(full) 20lb tank on board to power a propane fire pit!! The tank gets put outside as soon as we get to our destination.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #3
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Exterior propane connections

Several manufacturers offer a "quick connect" fitting as an option for "plugging in" your portable BBQ/firepit/whatever. I'm getting one added to my Bigfoot 21.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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There is no doubt these quick connect fittings are great, we just haven't had the need nor the time to add them to anything else we have that requires multiple connectiion(s).
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #5
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Several manufacturers offer a "quick connect" fitting as an option for "plugging in" your portable BBQ/firepit/whatever. I'm getting one added to my Bigfoot 21.
Yes, like the NG connection on my house. Then I would just haul one tank and plug into the connection. One tank lasts pretty long when full.

I already have a tee and two hoses but they are to short to cook near the rear of the trailer as it seems we seem to set up (Coleman/Webber BBQ on a table) more than the front. Just thought someone out there has tried it?

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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Hi: Brad Judd... Escape also offers an exterior quick connect option for their trailers. If you call them in Chilliwack 604-703-1650 they may be able to retrofit your trailer in their newly expanded repair shop.
IMHO gas fitting is best left to a licenced professional.
The limit will be the length of hose allowed by code for your LPgas appliance.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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Thanks Alf,

I don't know if I could handle being that close to those new trailers...I'd want a new one!

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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Brad, if you should go to Escape Trailer Industries to look, leave your checkbook at home
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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Brad: My daughters Jayco popup has connections to use the stove either inside or on the outside of the trailer. They are quick connect couplers with a lever on/off valve attached to a flexible gas line. You should be able to get a line custom made by a propane dealer in the length you need and attach it to the "T" connector you have. When I worked for a heating company we frequently used copper line for propane gas installations and would install a flared "T" connector if we were feeding more than one appliance. Depends on what your trailer is piped with as to how you could tap into the line. Carefully checking for leaks is very important with propane, soapy water works good, a manometer tube is better as it will show a leak that may not be visible. Bob
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Thanks Alf,

I don't know if I could handle being that close to those new trailers...I'd want a new one!

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Hi: Brad Judd... That's the whole point!!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:13 AM   #11
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We added a 10 lb propane bottle beside the 20 pounder on the tongue of the trailer. When camping it can be chain locked under the table or to the rear bumper and then connected to the outdoor grill anywhere on the campsite.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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Like some others, I added a Y fitting to the tank on my Scamp. I use the 2nd outlet for my Buddy heater. I run the hose through the porta potty cabinet and through a little hole and up to the tank.

You can also get Y or T fittings that add a lantern type port... So you can hook it up to anything that uses a 1lb bottle.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:33 AM   #13
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I put a quick disconnect on my VW camper. It is great to have that option. I always cooked outside and only used the inside line for heat. I "hard lined" it with an on/off valve. It's the way to go!
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