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Old 04-01-2009, 05:36 AM   #29
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Where do you find the LOOOONG hoses that you guys are talking about??? I am in Vancouver (or near enough)

I think I will try and find the T we had or buy another one.
We had the quick connect nipple put on our new Escape and I fooled around all last weeeknd attempting to get it to work.
Went to Lordco and finally got an adaptor made so I could use my 8' hose and hook it up to the trailer.
The Coleman camp stove stayyed lit while I had the "clicker" on it. I "thought" the BBQ worked cause it started to heat up.
When it got dark I realized how puny the flame was.
SO basically the connector is useless to me. I didn't know about the high flow/low flow thing....
So I will use my three burner stove inside more often than I did in the Boler..... We don't BBQ that much, but I do have a coleman oven that I like to use and that is an outdoor thing over the camp stove.
Guess we will be using the little refillable containers--or we may get an adapter and a longer hose with a quick connect that we can take on/off the front tanks.
With the Boler we didn't have the auto change over and so just removed a tank every time we camped. I do want to get away from that exercise.....
You can go to most BBQ stores and get a long hose.

To use your BBQ or Coleman stove on the 'regulated' propane quick connect that Escape installed, you need to remove the regulator from your stove and BBQ. This is not possible with all devices that are propane powered. With my Broil King Porta Chef I can just remove the hose c/w regulator, that came with it.

Otherwise, an adapter to the tanks as shown above is what you will need to use, and you will be off to the races.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #30
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You can go to most BBQ stores and get a long hose.
Doug, echoing Jim's advice, I've been told that Johnstone's BBQ Parts in North Van is quite the mecca for the kind of parts we're hunting for. I hope to make it down there this weekend; if I do I'll report back.

Their website is http://www.johnstones.com/

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Old 04-01-2009, 11:34 AM   #31
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...... Mine actually "Y"'s so it takes up less space.........
Joy, where did you get Y adapter? I am going to RV Parts Outlet store to see this and this_item . I would like to have an extension hose(s) feeding with high pressure LPG my BBQ and stove. Will see what they have in store, fortunately they are local.


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Old 04-18-2009, 10:59 AM   #32
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Just to close the loop, here are the fittings installed on the trailer. Needed to change the hoses to make a smooth connection. All leak tested and ready to go.

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Even with the 15' hose attached, the cover fits over everything. First test this May in Roy's Fish Fry in Indiana.
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George,

I purchased both the hose and adapter at Camping World. I happen to have purchased them separately at different times but they do carry them as a kit.


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Good Info! THX M8!
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After a year I can say that I'm well pleased with my mod. Having two tanks, I wanted each tank to have it's own access. Others have suggested the Y route and that would work and be cheaper but I was trying for something that would fit under the tank cover. And of course I may have gone overboard a bit...
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