Scamp propane hook up help needed please - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-25-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Scamp propane hook up help needed please

The trailer we just got had a few issue.I got the light working after a few hours of searching and playing lol..ya right.. Now the propane hookup is a mess so not sure what i need to get the tank hooked up. And how to attach it to trailer obv. Im missing some braces or something.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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The unconnected end of the regulator has a fitting in it which goes directly into the tank valve; this would leave the regulator horizontal and supported by the tank. That's fine, but unfortunately that regulator has a vent (the screened part) which must face downward, which it wouldn't be.

There are two fixes. Either
  1. replace the regulator with one that has the vent on the side so it can be turned down, or
  2. mount the regulator vertically on a bracket or the trailer body, and replace the input fitting with a hose to the tank.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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In addition to what Brian said above, you need a propane tank mounting bracket to safely attach the tank to the tongue of your trailer. Note that the tank to regulator thread is a left hand thread, so you would turn it counterclockwise to tighten it.

Example: http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Single...-p/66-1173.htm
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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I just bought the task hold down brackets and a regulator with mounting bracket and tank hose included from Scamp the other day. The parts were cheaper than a local RV store. Since Scamp recently changed their website and they now seem to be associated with UPS for shipping. It looks like the shipping on parts is a little more reasonable and you can track your shipment now.
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As with many things that can go boom, if you don't know how take it to somebody that does. Lives and trailers are worth more than the cost to have a certified propane person take care of it for you.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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I just bought the task hold down brackets and a regulator with mounting bracket and tank hose included from Scamp the other day. The parts were cheaper than a local RV store. Since Scamp recently changed their website and they now seem to be associated with UPS for shipping. It looks like the shipping on parts is a little more reasonable and you can track your shipment now.
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I have o e of the hold down brackets shown at scamp and i dont get it..its to short to hold down the tank..am i missing something?
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A long bolt (2-3 inches) goes through the hole in the bottom of the bracket then through the hole in the frame then you put the nut on it and bolt it down. The bracket does not bolt down tight to the frame. Some people use a wing nut to easily undo the bracket. I use a nylock nut and I have to use a wrench to remove the tank.
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See the long bolt. I would guess it is 1/4 X 3" bolt
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A long bolt (2-3 inches) goes through the hole in the bottom of the bracket then through the hole in the frame then you put the nut on it and bolt it down. The bracket does not bolt down tight to the frame. Some people use a wing nut to easily undo the bracket. I use a nylock nut and I have to use a wrench to remove the tank.
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See the long bolt. I would guess it is 1/4 X 3" bolt
Do you have a picture of this holding the tank? It just so short I cant see how it will reach the top of the cylinder to hold it tight. Probably gonna feel stupid when I get it , but I teally dont. Lol
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Not to hijack this thread but I'm wondering why the vent on the regulator has to point down, rather than sideways?
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Not to hijack this thread but I'm wondering why the vent on the regulator has to point down, rather than sideways?
I think it's just weather protection - you don't want rain in there, and you do want any water that gets in to drain out.

This style is available in three versions which are identical other than the vent orientation - one so the reg is vertical (input stage on top), and a left and right pair for horizontal mounting in whichever orientation suits the mounting provisions and hose locations.

If the regulator is not in a compartment (such as under a motorhome or in a propane tank locker in a fifth-wheel trailer), there should be a plastic cover snapped onto the regulator (example at Vintage Trailer Supply).


I don't think this is a hijack - it directly addresses what the original poster needs to do to properly connect his system, which is what he is asking.
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Top hook of strap hooks on bottom of handle hole, then like Eddie posted us long bolt through angle, on mine I double nutted the bolt (bolt through angle, tightened with nut then strap, then nylock bolt to tighten strap)
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Not to hijack this thread but I'm wondering why the vent on the regulator has to point down, rather than sideways?
Good question.
It's obvious it's been used in the horizontal position for quit awhile and the trailer's still there.
I bet if we took a survey there would be many mounted if the horizontal position.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #14
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It's obvious it's been used in the horizontal position for quit awhile and the trailer's still there..
It might never have been used - there's no mounting bracket for the propane tank.

On the other hand, it might have been used without incident for years. That doesn't make it right, and it's easy to make it so it is right.

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I bet if we took a survey there would be many mounted if the horizontal position.
Sure - for one thing, lots of regulators are designed to be used in a horizontal position.
For instance, my motorhome has a factory-installed regulator that looks just like that - except that the vent position is rotated 90 degrees from that - which is mounted directly to the tank (just like that one is set up to do).

I'm not complaining, but I suspect that the cost to Mark of the right hardware (either a differently oriented regulator or a hose and bracket) would be substantially less than the value of the time we have spent debating whether or not the installation should be done properly.
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