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    External Propane connection?

    We have a 3585RL on order. We were wondering if these units have an external connection (like a quick disconnect) for propane anywhere on the exterior of the unit, that could be used to hook up a coleman stove or other device.

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    Re: External Propane connection?

    Not sure about the other models, but our Sundance does.

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    Re: External Propane connection?

    If it does it will likely be regulated so if what your connecting to has a regulator it won't work. Need to setup so that the propane is only regulated once.
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    Re: External Propane connection?

    We also have a Big Horn on order! I asked the dealer about a quick-connect propane tap and he said he could add one at a nominal charge! So I would guess that they are not "standard" equipment.

    Good luck with your new rig! We are certainly looking forward to picking up ours! Will have to "camp-out" in the driveway just to see how great it sleeps!

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    Re: External Propane connection?

    Quote Originally Posted by funntheson View Post
    We have a 3585RL on order. We were wondering if these units have an external connection (like a quick disconnect) for propane anywhere on the exterior of the unit, that could be used to hook up a coleman stove or other device.
    I did not want to have to carry propane in the basement or extra tanks but many do and have larger barbeques that are quite nice. It really is a trade off in what you want to store/weight and costs.

    Two ways to supply a Barbeque from the RV.

    1). High pressure from the tank to the Barbeque regulator before the RV regulator. There are "Y's" available even at Cabelas that you put between tank and regulator, and run a hose to nearby barbeque.

    2). Low pressure, that is after the RV regulator. These are the fast disconnect brass outlets you see on the underside of the RV's.

    If you go with the low pressure use, you need a low pressure barbeque, not one that uses propane from those small bottles or direct from a regular propane tank and on through the barbeque regulator. The advantage of low pressure is you can have it handy neaby for cooking and not supplied near the RV tanks.

    I have found a barbeque that uses both high or low pressure. It has an adaptor with regulator for high pressure supplies including those small bottles. Makes it handy for gas off the RV quick disconnect or using a smalle bottle or small portable traditional propane tank on a distant picnic table. It is decent size but not the luxury of the larger heavier units that use high pressure supply.

    Since my 2011 Bighorn did not come with the ordering choice, I had the dealer at delivery put the quick disconnect using a Tee on the black pipe low pressure to the oven. That pipe can carry enough volume easily for that distance. So one can use the RV propane high pressure tanks direct or portable little bottles; or low pressure from the quick disconnect located near the edge of the awning and using the hose places the barbeque not under the awning.

    I use a barbeque called a Sidekick. They can attach to the side of the RV or else the same stand can be used as a free standing pedestal to hold the barbeque like a table anywhere. They are for sale in various RV stores or off Ebay. Here is a current EBay listing of a new one. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RV-Mo...Q5fAccessories
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    Re: External Propane connection?

    I use the Stay-a-While item below by Mr. Heater. Got it at Camping World. Connects to one of my RV propane tanks and allows me to tap the high-pressure side to feed my Weber Q. There is a cap on the grill tap side. I disconnect my grill hose when I break camp and put the cap on the tap and I am good to go. So the device stays installed and ready to use. It comes with a 5' hose. I use a 12' hose instead as 5' is not really a usable length.


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