Propane stove problems in the snow - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-29-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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Propane stove problems in the snow

Been chasing this issue for a couple of years.
Burro 13 trailer has the original propane stove.
Checked everything: lines are clear. Tank full(weighed it), new regulator, etc.
Works perfect in normal weather(45-70degrees), no problem.
BUT in colder weather, 20-40 degrees it struggles to keep the flame.
Put a pot over the top of the burner and it goes out.
Got the trailer home, warmer weather, and it works just fine.
Manometer shows good pressure at the jets( at home).
Have tried different tanks with propane from different suppliers- same result.
I think it should work well, at least down to 0 degrees F, right?
Love to hear different ideas as to the problem.
Thanks ,
Larry
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:09 PM   #2
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Been chasing this issue for a couple of years.
Burro 13 trailer has the original propane stove.
Checked everything: lines are clear. Tank full(weighed it), new regulator, etc.
Works perfect in normal weather(45-70degrees), no problem.
BUT in colder weather, 20-40 degrees it struggles to keep the flame.
Put a pot over the top of the burner and it goes out.
Got the trailer home, warmer weather, and it works just fine.
Manometer shows good pressure at the jets( at home).
Have tried different tanks with propane from different suppliers- same result.
I think it should work well, at least down to 0 degrees F, right?
Love to hear different ideas as to the problem.
Thanks ,
Larry
I think you have Butane in your tank which works fine in warm weather. Boils( starts making vapor) at 30*F. For colder temps you need Propane. Boils at -43*F. Check with your dealer as to which gas you actually have.
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:12 PM   #3
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Just a thought: If the cold is affecting the burner, maybe the burner may partly be plugged. Remember cold metal does shrink and expand when hot, so if an opening is already restricted somewhat, then being cold could close up an opening even more.
I would have an experienced licenced furnace & heating tech check it out, this could be a dangerous problem!
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