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DMAX154
06-21-2009, 03:54 PM
We just got a new 2010 3200RE and I have noticed that there is a quick connect fitting just to the right of the entry steps. It is down by the frame and has a 1/4 turn shut off on it. I would like to know if this is a remote conection for a grill or is it made for some thign else??

MC9
06-21-2009, 08:30 PM
I am not with the factory. But I did stay at a Holiday in express once. Yes the propane fitting is for a grill or whatever (campfire?).

Dave Willis
06-22-2009, 10:00 AM
That is an LP Quick Connect for a gas grill.

Thanks,

DMAX154
06-22-2009, 05:04 PM
Thank you for the info. Next question is where do I find one? I checked local plumbing and propane refill center and they dont have any. Can I get one through Sundance?

Bob&Patty
06-22-2009, 06:15 PM
Try Camping World or any good hardware store should have something. Bob:D

truknutt
06-23-2009, 10:29 AM
We just got a new 2010 3200RE and I have noticed that there is a quick connect fitting just to the right of the entry steps. It is down by the frame and has a 1/4 turn shut off on it. I would like to know if this is a remote conection for a grill or is it made for some thign else??


Dmax,

What does the fitting look like? Is it a quick disconnect with a safety lock like the attached pic? If so that is a "Mr. Heater Part #F276181 1/4" Quick Connector w/Shutoff". The 1/4 turn is the safety catch to keep the fittings from disconnecting. If this isn't what you have then disregard everything I said and just ignore the old guy in the corner! :(

Dave Willis
06-24-2009, 12:37 PM
I can't find the pictures, but that sounds correct.

Thanks,

Johnm
06-24-2009, 01:09 PM
Do you have to worry about the propane psi? I remember reading somewhere that the psi needed for a gas grill, lantern, etc. is different than that needed for the RV appliances. Am I nuts on this?

Dave Willis
06-24-2009, 03:50 PM
It will not be an issue if the appliance is listed for use with propane.

thanks,

truknutt
06-24-2009, 06:09 PM
Do you have to worry about the propane psi? I remember reading somewhere that the psi needed for a gas grill, lantern, etc. is different than that needed for the RV appliances. Am I nuts on this?


You will probably need a low pressure regulator. I had the same setup on my last toyhauler and used a RVQ grill. It had its own regulator. My new Coleman grill also has its own regulator.

itsbeertime
06-25-2009, 06:45 AM
My BC did not come with this which sucks since the tanks are on the off door side, so I had my dealer run a line around to the door side and install a connector to attach my 12' hose too. I tried two different grills, neither would go above the lowest setting when turned to high because they were going through 2 regulators, the one up at the tanks and the one for the grill. So now we have to redo the whole thing so as to bypass the regulator at the tanks and only go through the regulator on the grill.

jimpav
06-26-2009, 06:03 AM
I'm running into the same thing. I've found that all those little grills that use the little disposable tanks have high pressure regulators on them. Hooking them up to an already reduced (11 inches water column) system as our trailers are, results in hardly any pressure at the grill.

MurrayN.
06-26-2009, 11:34 PM
I just bought a 10' propane hose to run off my door side connector and it works fine. You need to take the regulator off of your bbq and run the propane directly off this connector into your bbq as it has already been reduced to the proper pressure. I tried this with mine and it works great. You don't need to bypass anything at the tanks, just get yourself a new hose with the correct male end and the standard female nut on the other and you are in business.:)

Sundance and Butch
10-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Dave would look into this matter a little further. I too have the quick release propane connector. Just spent the morning trying to figure out why I cant get it to work on my grill. I purchased the quick connect hose directly from Heartland as I could not find one anywhere else. When I connect the quick connect and depress the neddle valve on the other end I get a small volumn of propane coming out. The lever value is full on. The PSI coming from the quick conect is not enough to provide a full flame on the grill. On board propane bottles are full. I think PSI at the end of that long run to the quick connect may be a problem. Is everyone else using their outdoor grill with no problems???

jbeletti
10-07-2009, 02:07 PM
nithaus,

Could be a double regulator issue. The grill you are using, is it designed to work off the low pressure side of an RV LP system?

Mine wasn't so I removed the regulator (Weber Q). I still was not pleased with the volume of flame. I had ON/OFF and Medium heat only.

Recently, I bought the Mr Heater product that allows me to tap the high pressure side of the RV's LP tank. It worked better the one time I used it since.

Jim

jimtoo
10-07-2009, 02:07 PM
You might try turning off both of your propane tanks, leave hose connected and then turn them back on slowly. If you connected the hose or depressed the needle valve, that may have been enough to cause the automatic cutoff in the tank to activate. It is built into the tanks now so in case of broken line or big leak it will shut off the propane.

Jim M

Sundance and Butch
10-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Jim I have all the attachments that allow me to go directly off the on board propane, along with a 12 ft hose that I use to fuel my trusty $29.00 propane grill. Used it successfully on my old 5th wheel.The bottles were on the entry side of the rv. As you know the propane is on the opposite side and its not convenient to run the connectioins from that side. Plus my hoses are not long enough. I am not sure I understand the low pressure side issue. It just makes since that there should be enough presure at the quick connect. I am stumped. Have not tried jimtoo idea.

truknutt
10-07-2009, 06:45 PM
Jim I have all the attachments that allow me to go directly off the on board propane, along with a 12 ft hose that I use to fuel my trusty $29.00 propane grill. Used it successfully on my old 5th wheel.The bottles were on the entry side of the rv. As you know the propane is on the opposite side and its not convenient to run the connectioins from that side. Plus my hoses are not long enough. I am not sure I understand the low pressure side issue. It just makes since that there should be enough presure at the quick connect. I am stumped. Have not tried jimtoo idea.


If your grille & hose worked directly off the bottle on your last 5th wheel, chances are there was a regulator on your grille. Running straight off the bottle is the "High Pressure Side" of the RV.

Where is the piping for your quick connect run tapped into..before or after the RV regulator? If after the regulator then you are running off the "Low Pressure Side". Running through 2 regulators is probably killing your pressure.

porthole
10-07-2009, 08:40 PM
nithaus,

Mine wasn't so I removed the regulator (Weber Q).



How did you do that? I looked at my "Q" and couldn't see any easy way to get the reg off.


nithaus,
I still was not pleased with the volume of flame. I had ON/OFF and Medium heat only.



I was not pleased either with my new Q, tech support said the Q series needs to have the propane turned on and let sit for a minute before lighting. I tried that and it seems a bit better.

Rrloren
10-08-2009, 05:50 AM
Where do you get the correct male quick connect fitting? I've been to several hardware stores and can't find one. They have the entire connection which includes the female part which is already on the trailer.

jbeletti
10-08-2009, 08:01 AM
How did you do that? I looked at my "Q" and couldn't see any easy way to get the reg off.

I was not pleased either with my new Q, tech support said the Q series needs to have the propane turned on and let sit for a minute before lighting. I tried that and it seems a bit better.

Duane,

I have an older (4 years) Weber Baby Q. The control was threaded and the regulator came right off (threaded both ends). I was unable to reuse the original regulator when I went with this different method - as there was a flare fitting stuck in one end of the regulator. So I bought a new regualtor at Mills Farm Fleet.

Jim

jbeletti
10-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Where do you get the correct male quick connect fitting? I've been to several hardware stores and can't find one. They have the entire connection which includes the female part which is already on the trailer.

Richard,

Look online at the Mr. Heater line of LP hoses and adapters. Or go to a decent sized Ace Hardware or some such.

As for small little fittings/adapters, I needed a couple in order to connect up my new regulator to the old Baby Q and to the fitting needed to connect to the hose. I spent the better part of the day running between stores. At the end of the day, I found the small fittings/adapters at a local hardware store. They had those wall mounted parts bins with brass water fittings and brass gas fittings.

Jim

leftyf
10-08-2009, 09:38 AM
So I bought a new regualtor at Mills Farm Fleet.

Jim

Guys,

Farm and Fleet, Tractor Supply, Farm and Ranch or any of those farm supply places usually have everything you need under one roof. Those are the places that I hit when I need anything other than supplies for brain surgery. I even bought a truck from one once.

Sundance and Butch
10-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Sorry but I just saw this post. Run into the same problem...........could not find the right connection at any of the normal location. Finally I got mine directly from Heartland. Just call them. Its $19 plus another $8 shipping.

tonypat8562
08-29-2010, 05:18 PM
Has anyone actually bypass the Sundance regulator? The presssure regular for the 5th whell is too low for my gas grill. What fitting were used for the bypass? Thanks.

jimtoo
08-29-2010, 05:37 PM
I don't think it would be wise to try and bypass the tank regulator. You need to remove or bypass the regulator in your gas grille to make it work. If your using a grille that uses the 1 or 2 pound bottles, it has a built in regulator.

tonypat8562
08-29-2010, 06:26 PM
Thanks Jimtoo... From all of the other posts it sounded like the built in regular that came with the camper is regulates the gas too low for my grill. I guess I assumed that the gas grill regulator was a higher setting and would not make any difference whether it was on or not.

katkens
08-30-2010, 08:35 AM
Just need a fitting like this http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/stay-flow-plus/24020

You can find them a lot cheaper elsewhere. I got mine at a local propane dealer that sells BBQ grills and some hardware stores carry them. ....Kenny

JASMAR
01-02-2011, 06:57 PM
We have had the same quick connect in all three of our trailers, it is a low pressure system, since it is regulated at the tanks to run low pressure applicances in the rig. We got with each of our previous units a RVQ Low Pressure BBQ, there are other low pressure RV BBQ, since RVQ was out of business about 4 years. We still have ours, but three years ago decided to stop using it, 1. It was mounted to the wall of the rig and the heat probably not good for the walls and was too close and in our Nash door or window and set off the smoke detector and 2. It did not have enough BTU to BBQ, and 3. Wind effected it. (FYI: Heartland indicates that there is no structure to mount a bracket for the BBQ, not recommend anyways as indicated above)



11478

Since switch to a Webber 200 BBQ four years ago, I will continue to use it. I have been thinking about making up a quick connect hose for the Weber and trying it on the Low Pressure Quick release. Off course I have been thinking about this for four years and do not want to rush into it:) But from what other have said in other post on different forum, the low pressure connection is not adequate to heat the BBQ to it's maximum heat. So we just carry a small propane tank.

JASMAR (Tom)

Stinger381
01-04-2011, 10:24 PM
I bought the weber 220 grill and simply love it. I used the small 1lb bottle initially and it worked great but I wasn't really looking forward to constantly buying those small green bottles. I got the Mr. Heater quick disconnect and a hose, then I took the regulator off and I fixed it for the grill so I could use the DS hookup. Well let me tell you the Mr. Heater fitting does not fit the female end of the quick disconnect on the trailer. I don't know if they make more than one model but the one I got doesn't fit. I put the regulator back on and I'm thinking I may hit Harbor Freight and buy the piece to refill the green 1lb bottles and go that route.

pegmikef
03-02-2011, 10:04 AM
That fitting is 1/4 inch so you have to look closely at the size when you buy parts. Most sell 3/8 inch because a lot of folks put them on the high pressure side (before the regulator). Mine works fine and I've read that a lot of folks have successfully converted their webers to work on the low pressure line. My Olympian 5500 came with the hose and connectors because it is made for the low pressure side.

szewczyk_john
03-20-2011, 04:37 AM
I thought it would be nice to use the quick disconnect and quit dragging along the extra tank for the propane grill. The old TT did not have the quick disconnect. I shut off the propane and removed the disconnect valve to take to the store with me. So far we have been in a dozen hardware stores, welding shops, propane refill station and no luck finding a male coupler that fits. Looks like I'll still be dragging the extra 20 lbs propane tank around.

JASMAR
03-20-2011, 12:15 PM
I thought it would be nice to use the quick disconnect and quit dragging along the extra tank for the propane grill. The old TT did not have the quick disconnect. I shut off the propane and removed the disconnect valve to take to the store with me. So far we have been in a dozen hardware stores, welding shops, propane refill station and no luck finding a male coupler that fits. Looks like I'll still be dragging the extra 20 lbs propane tank around.

John, in an earlier reply, I indicated, unless you have a Low Pressure BBQ, since the valve comes off the pressure regulated side of the rig, it is a low pressure system and will probably not allow for the BBQ to have max heat. Plus I like the BBQ away from the rig. I have a 5lb and a10 lb tank that I bring along now and just leave the 20lb at home.

But if you want a male connector, check this Website: http://www.propaneproducts.com/catalog/quick-connectors-39-1.html or Camping World: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/propane-natural-gas-connector-kit-w-shutoff-valve/30334

JASMAR (Tom)

Silver_Ram
07-10-2011, 10:48 PM
How do you tell if it's a low pressure bbq? I looked at mine and the hose is marked 5/16" 1 psi wp, the regulator is part of the screw on connection to the propane bottle. The bbq doesn't say much other than its 20,000 btu rated.

I would assume from the 1 psi wp on the hose that it is a low pressure bbq.

pegmikef
07-11-2011, 07:55 AM
Basically, all the grills are low pressure, but most are sold with their own regulator. Some have them built in (like the ones that use the little bottles) and others it is usually just attached to the hose you screw in to a tank. I know a lot of folks have modified their grills so they can use the low pressure outlet. There are a few low pressure grills on the market that don't have their own regulator and are set up for the quick connect outlet. One is the Olympian 5500 sold by Camping World and other places.

Yours has a regulator and that is what has to be bypassed. I know they have kits to convert the more popular grills (e.g., Weber)

Chainsaw
07-11-2011, 10:42 AM
We got a Nepolien Barb B que from costco has the reg built in. We use a quick conect at the tank with a hose I had made at a hydrolic shop. the hose is 15ft long. I just concect to the chassis tank on the door side, run the hose down and out. If you like I can post a picture.

Martind
03-31-2012, 10:14 AM
Hi, I have a 2011 Sundance 3200RE with the the external LP quick connect. On it it says to use #829000 plug. Does any one know the MrHeater equivalent? Or where to get the correct male part?

Hastey
03-31-2012, 02:51 PM
Hi, I have a 2011 Sundance 3200RE with the the external LP quick connect. On it it says to use #829000 plug. Does any one know the MrHeater equivalent? Or where to get the correct male part?

Search for "propane quick connect" on eBay and you can find it.

pegmikef
03-31-2012, 03:26 PM
Hi, I have a 2011 Sundance 3200RE with the the external LP quick connect. On it it says to use #829000 plug. Does any one know the MrHeater equivalent? Or where to get the correct male part?

This is probably what you are looking for. Remember, this is a low pressure outlet so you can't just use any grill on it.

http://www.propaneproducts.com/catalog/quick-connectors-39-1.html

Martind
04-01-2012, 09:10 AM
Rex, I see that you have the same RV as I do, just different year. If you have your quick connect working, could you please look on the side of the female connector and tell me the numbers and then what numbers are on the male side. Thanks... Dan

Hastey
04-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Rex, I see that you have the same RV as I do, just different year. If you have your quick connect working, could you please look on the side of the female connector and tell me the numbers and then what numbers are on the male side. Thanks... Dan

I have not bought the connector yet, just been shopping myself. I was considering just buying a matched set and swapping them out. That way I know they will together.

Martind
04-03-2012, 08:42 PM
That is pretty much where I am too - I have already bought and returned 2 different models of male quick connect that don't fit. No one has been able to tell me the matching part. I think I will just buy a set as well. Thanks....

pegmikef
04-04-2012, 03:53 PM
When I was looking for them I learned that the low pressure (after regulator) and high pressure (between gas and regulator) are different diameters and everyone tried to sell me the high pressure fittings. I seem to recall 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch respectively.The low pressure stove (olympian 5500) I bought came with a hose that had the correct fittings. The link I posted earlier is the only place where I found the pair of low pressure quick disconnect fittings.