Vic and Wanda Shumate Posted February 11 Share Posted February 11 (edited) I have come across an issue with my LP propane system that I believe can easily be remedied by replacing the regulator (which appears pretty straight forward), My unit 1139 is still under warranty but i'm in Florida and can't make it to the factory. i have an Oliver ticket on the issue and was told by service to take it to a service center. I've called two so far. One does not have a full-time LP gas tech and the other I'm waiting on a call followup. I'm looking at changing out the regulator (only if needed) (Its a $40 part plus my labor......Wife & I are readying the camper for a trip too and its frustrating to hook it up to take to a service center, who would need to check the system and order the part, which could take two days or more! My issue: I purchased a Champion 3500 electric start dual fuel generator (Awesome generator) Until I could get hoses & connections for the Quick connect gas fittings, on the camper, to run a line to the generator, I removed one of the propane tanks and connected directly to the LP tank with the supplied hose that came with the generator. The generator ran great. I did find out, that to get steady power to the Camper (the onboard surge protector was not recognizing the generator and would not let power go to the camper) I needed a Neural ground plug to go into the generator's 110 outlet. This has been addressed. After fitting my hose with the proper fittings, I connected it to the LP Quick connect, supplied during manufacturing of the camper on the street side right under the LP tank holding compartment. I turned on the gas and noticed I smelled a slight odor of gas and could hear an air sound coming from the round piece that's part of the regulator, under the switch valve handle (we now believe this is normal sound of the regulator adjusting the pressure). I put soapy water on the connections of the hoses to check for leaks but nothing! All appeared tight with no leaks. However, I was not getting propane to the generator through the Quick connect on the camper?! I then noticed the regulator indicator was showing green on the switch on the valve when the gas was turned off, indicating there appeared to be an issue with the regulator!?......but now don't believe that's the case! I have ordered the part just for backup at this time! (I can always have it installed or checked by a LP gas Tech, when I can find one lol)....Part should arrive on Sunday 2/12/23. I'm throwing this out here in the Forum to see if anyone else has had this issue and has any advice for me or experienced anything that would be of help. UPDATE: Having second thoughts that it might be the regulator, other than the camper regulator may not supply the right pressure to fuel the generator?! Found out my neighbor has dealt with these issues before, so we are thinking the regulator is working properly, just having to figure out if you can run a generator from the QC supplied by Oliver from the camper!? Thanks, Vic Shumate Edited February 11 by Vic and Wanda Shumate found out additional info that made me think I was on the wrong diagnosis! Hull #1139, 2022 Elite II, Auburndale, Fl Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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