Changing LP regulator - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-02-2003, 06:19 AM   #1
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Changing LP regulator

Hi!

On my trailer, it was still the original 1 stage regulator that was installed.

On the recommandation of the trailer store owner, I changed it for a new one, a two stage, much safer. He told me that in case of faillure, the one stage regulator would bring high pressure gas inside the trailer wich would be dangerous. In case of faillure of the 2 stage regulator, the high pressure gaz would leak outside the trailer, through a built-in vent.

It was an easy job. Basically just removing the old one, changing the brakets and fittings to the new one, installing it on the trailer and checking for leaks with soapy water. Half an hour max. By regulation, the vent must point down and the regulator must be protected by a cover that is sold separately.

My favorite trailer store owner also recommend to change the regulator every 5 years.

Is it just in my head, but I would swear that the flames of my stove burners are nicer now. If it could only fix the problem with my refrigerator. I have a UNsucces rate of 100% with it. Every time I drive with gaz on, the flame will blow off. While camping, it is working fine (on gaz).

Alain

Old regulator:
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f02bf82393b5regulator1.jpg/>

New regulator:
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f02bfa238c5blp-gas-regulator.jpg/>

BTW, do you know this online catalog?
http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/catalog/page...8&dealerId=1321

Just go there to find the catagog of the distributor near your home:
http://www.go-rv.com/
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:27 AM   #2
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That's not something I would have thought of, changing that thing until it - quit. But when you get right down to it, it's probably a very good idea on my 27 year old.

Now as far as the ref. pilot going out while on the road - I think that's a common problem on some of these trailer. I never had that problem when I had a motorhome. has to be traveling wind going in the wrong places. the difference, :conf. I don't know. a baffle needed maybe? Have you searched for other's ideas?
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:43 AM   #3
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Baffle

Jana: .

Your right a baffle should do it . It took me a couple of tries to get mine right. When not in use it lays flat under the carpet in the doorway of the trailer.

Alain;

You are right about the flames looking better. The old regulator regulator was probably not putting out the right pressure.:) :)
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:10 AM   #4
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I use the correct size heater&A/C filter on the inside of the access door this prevents gust of wind blowing the flame out. this has worked for me the last 20 years.
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:35 AM   #5
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* * * * * * I use the correct size heater&A/C filter on the inside of the access door this prevents gust of wind blowing the flame out. this has worked for me the last 20 years.

That sounds like a very good idea.Unfortunately my refrigerator installation manual specifically states not to use a screen or anything that would alter the air flow through the factory recommended grill.
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Old 07-02-2003, 12:12 PM   #6
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are you missing a cover or something

can you see the flame when you open the louver? Are inspection ports covered ?
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Old 07-02-2003, 01:17 PM   #7
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Nothing is missing. The port is covered and everything is "stock". I have a Dometic RM211.

The flame is very low. Very very low. But this should be Ok since my fridge is working fine. He just don't like to travel, I suppose.

Nick,
Could you tell me more about your baffle please. The size and how you install it?

Johnny,
Same please.

Seem to be 2 very interesting solutions!:wiggly

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I drilled 3 very small holes on each side and use the small 6in. bungy cords to hold the filter in place. I have been told this is A fire hazard but I have used this on my last 4 trailers and never any trouble. It does not restrict air flow! It is A air filter.
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Old 07-02-2003, 03:42 PM   #9
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If you are using the spun fiberglass filter material, I don't believe this would be a fire hazard, and would serve the additional benefit of keeping wasps and bugs out of the works.
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Nick,
Could you tell me more about your baffle please. The size and how you install it?

Johnny,
Same please.

Seem to be 2 very interesting solutions!:wiggly
Alain;
Its a 4 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch about .030 thick piece of aluminum that leans against the chimney and the burner cover. A wire running to a screw keeps it from falling over.
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Fridge blowing out enroute

I found the same problem on my RM211 and the flame also blew out when we are parked in windy locations. We fixed the problem by standing a metal pie plate in from of the flame port. This seems to work well for us.
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