So I was on my trip and day 5 of 14 the regulator went. I am not a gas fitter and this was my first ever trip with a travel trailer and out of cell range, but it seemed obvious to me that the regulator was the issue. It is a basically new Fairview GasFlo 2 stage regulator typical setup (I believe).
So being out there a bit and panicking about my fridge
and being able to cook I went to a hardware store and saw the single stage BBQ type regulators that reduce pressure to same 11" WC and decided to hack it into place, using the correct fittings, teflon tape etc of course. It worked like a charm and the trip went smooth. I was not worried about flow since I use much less than a BBQ in my surfside
with no hot water. I was also down about 1/2 tank of propane
and not super concerned about high pressure requiring a vent situation and I safely positioned everything while driving.
Cant find any information online on why you HAVE to use a 2 stage but to be safe I am ordering a new one .
So my question is: Did I do something horribly unsafe?
My main concern is that I am not certain the new 2 stage will be here before my next trip in Aug so I may need to consider using the same setup.
I did get cell reception at one point and checked and came up with very little information