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RV Propane Tank For Grill


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#1 Mable

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

New (3 years with RV) and was wondering if I can connect my gas grill to the onboard propane tank. I've got a 12' hose and the RV (2002) Pace Arrow has a connector before the regulator. My Weber has a regulator. Thanks

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#2 mrboyer

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

Yes, you should be able to do so. Hopefully, the connector is easy reach. I suggust that you not leave the hose connected when you are not cooking because the connection is a full tank pressure connection. Should the hose leak or rupture, a major loss of propane could cause an explosion. I don't have one of those connections on this coach and due the fittings and tank location, I cannot add one. I use a 7 pound tank. When I have my coach tank filled, I have that tank filled, too. Only one time did I empty the 7# tank, but I carry a one pound spare that I also use with a torch for other purposes.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

I have done this for years. First with a 5th wheel and now with a B+. My MH did not come with a quick disconnect, so I had one installed. You will need to remove the regulator on the grill as you will use the one on your propane tank.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:37 PM

Camping World has all the parts to hook up your grill.
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#5 greybeard101

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

My dealership threw in a quick connect from the main tank to the curb side of the RV to which I will attach a 20ft gas hose. Like derh2o mentioned, just unscrew the BBQ regulator and connect the RV hose.
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#6 jimnorman

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

I just carry a standard BBQ tank, 20 lb and hook it up.

One thing, Squirrels like to chew the hoses! Do NOT leave the gas on! and even ehn off they will chew the hose. I have wrapped mine with alumium foil, seems to stop them.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

I dont have the on board propane hookup, but did look at it a couple of years ago. Seems to me that unless you are staying in one place for a while, you would waste a lot of propane connecting and disconnecting a 12 foot hose.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I prefer to use the small canisters and refill them from my main tank. Originally my generator ran off the main tank but I installed a larger tank just for the generator so I had an empty valve with liquid withdrawl. The trick to filling the tanks full is cool them in the refrigerator or freezer first, especially if the propane tank is not full. Very little waste.
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#9 xctraveler

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

You certainly can hook up a gas grill to your inline propane connector. A couple of cautions. Is the connection between the tank and the regulator, the usual place for it, then you are drawing tank or high pressure gas and connect to the regulator on your grill just as if it were a 1 pound can. The hose fittings should be such that the female connector will connect to your port. The tank end will also be female.

There may also be a second port on the inline connector with a smaller connector for a hose with a male thread. If that is the case you can connect a 20 LB grill tank (or larger) to your coach and run the coach off of that when you are someplace where it is difficult to move the coach to a fill. Be sure to turn off the coach's tank valve before opening the valve on the grill tank. I use that function often when visiting my son and family on their small farm VA in the winter. Lets me extend our stay as long as I can take the tank to refill it without moving the coach.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

I had one on my 5th wheel, my Winnebago did not come with a quick connect so I installed one right after the regulator, cost only a few $$ for the parts. Very simple..As someone said, the regulator on the grille must be removed. I installed a shutoff along with a self closing quick disconnect just to be on the safe side...Any decent propane place should have the parts you need.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Thanks for all your comments and suggestions...thanks,mable
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