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Ron P.  2004 Monaco Executive. 

 

Have anyone install an Extend-A-Stay device to their propane tank for use with other propane devices.   Keeps you from carrying a propane tank. 

 

 

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I put one on many years ago.  At least I think that is what you mean.  It is a propane hook up so I can run a propane grill, smoker and/or patio heater off the coaches large propane tank?  It works great and very nice to have.  Just be prepared to spend a small fortune on hoses and tees if you run something like I do.  After a couple years the hoses start to wear and need to be replaced.  Also, be careful when you screw the fittings on as it is pretty easy to cross thread.

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Ronald,

I am not sure what an extend a stay is I installed a adaptor to my sig so I could hook another device to my tank for cooking. I did add another regulator to that and ran a 20’ stainless hose over the tank to the other side. I keep it rolled up on the gas door and run it through the floor to use my griddle. I added quick disconnect to my griddle and cook on PS about 8’ away from coach. I read you need the regulator added or it won’t work. So far about 5monthe working great. I did add shut off at end of hose before adding quick disconnect to hose.

 

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1 hour ago, powersltc said:

Ron P.  2004 Monaco Executive. 

 

Have anyone install an Extend-A-Stay device to their propane tank for use with other propane devices.   Keeps you from carrying a propane tank. 

 

 

Take a look at; marshallexcelsior.com . Formally Marshall Mfg. in Marshall, Mi. Great Co. with many related products for application with LPG & NH3. 

RV LPG PARTS & ACCESSORIES is a section in their online catalogue.

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I installed a brass T on the regulator input side and then added a Mr. Heater 15' high pressure (600psi) propane hose.  I routed it to the passenger side with a cut off valve and quick disconnect.  The 15' hose is #F271470 from Amazon.  

I can now connect either our BBQ grill or Blackstone griddle to the quick disconnect and use propane from the onboard tank.  

Propane regulator and T.jpg

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Picture of the cutoff valve and the quick disconnect.  

I routed the new propane hose above the propane tank across to the passenger side and then rearward into the next compartment where we store the grill.    

Propane Quick Disconnect.jpg

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I thought that an extend-a-stay was to allow for an external propane bottle, and as a secondary function, the connection of high pressure gas appliances; that’s what it does on my 2000 Diplomat anyway. BTW it does the 1st perfectly (47KG bottle).

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16 hours ago, vito.a said:

Picture of the cutoff valve and the quick disconnect.  

I routed the new propane hose above the propane tank across to the passenger side and then rearward into the next compartment where we store the grill.    

Propane Quick Disconnect.jpg

Good morning. 

Do you have the parts numbers for the cutoff valve and quick disconnect in your picture?  Much Appreciated. 

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The gas shutoff valve is from Home  Depot.

The Plumber's Choice Premium Brass Gas Ball Valve, with 3/4 in. FIP Connections-256522T - The Home Depot

The quick disconnect is from a local Tucson hydraulic hose company.  The hose is crimped onto the fittings.  They also made the male quick disconnect end hose that I connect to the grill.  You need to make sure the hose is rated for propane high pressure.

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Here is a video on how its done.  Links to parts in the description.

 

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Here's the list and Amazon links, unless otherwise noted, if anyone wants to do the conversion.....products are available elsewhere, of course. Some a lesser prices.....Dennis

1.https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59123-Propane-Brass-Port/dp/B0014JG7RQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476650306&sr=8-1&keywords=B0014JG7RQ&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=4d498134d0e7ae320859fe116cb4fa3d
2.https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Throwaway-Cylinder-Fitting/dp/B000BQM8IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476597697&sr=8-1&keywords=B000BQM8IU&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=5502d9b52c7fb31cd6ba3ab25c8e4518
3.https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Max-24215-Pressure-Regulator/dp/B00D86IJBU/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476596188&sr=8-1&keywords=B00D86IJBU&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=72c36f36569ef98aa6e0e67c9e4c4655
4.https://www.amazon.com/Anderson-Metals-56122-Fitting-Nipple/dp/B003NXYB5Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476596645&sr=8-1&keywords=B003NXYB5Q&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=320516fd43b740bf2cc795edf07dbc52
5.https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Throwaway-Cylinder-Fitting/dp/B000BPGRXI/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476596282&sr=8-1&keywords=B000BPGRXI&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=524cc505499e7c86e605a51cec1688c1
6.https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59043-Propane-Extension-Hose/dp/B00192QBPQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=b503e8106d6cb23aa018ae0e343828e3
7.https://caloreequipment.com/products/5lpn-ball-valve-quick-connect-x-1-4-fnpt/
8.https://caloreequipment.com/products/5lpn-male-plug-x-1-4-mnpt/
9.https://www.amazon.com/Harvey-017065-Line-PTFE-Thread/dp/B000FKBXCE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1517982285&sr=8-1&keywords=yellow+ptfe+pipe+tape&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=465a52b3126688ad5d02689d97724ba5

Total cost, $198.06 plus applicable taxes and shipping. Prime members ship for free in most cases.

If you want to drill the 1.5" hole through the area above one of your bay doors or through the bay bottom so you can close the door while using the connection, here's the link to the desk grommet, $6.99 at Amazon.....Dennis

10.https://www.amazon.com/1-1-Black-Desk-Grommet-pc/dp/B000M4BI8W/ref=as_li_ss_tl/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476651542&sr=8-4&keywords=1.5%22+desk+grommet&refinements=p_85:2470955011&linkCode=sl1&tag=rvgyoucha-20&linkId=d849ceaa01fa03f64257cd712a4c1a20

 

 

 

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My high pressure BBQ adapter includes the external tank port. Plus I can connect to any BBQ that needs either high pressure or low pressure.

Low pressure propane fittings are common on RVs and you may need to remove thte BBQ regulator as the use of 2 regulators may give inconsistent propane pressure.

This is my high pressure adapter with a El (for hose routing considerations) and a shutoff valve. The top external tank port is for additional external tank. The BBQ connector is the standard 1 lb 1" screw on propane bottle type.

https://i.imgur.com/9Dcdvkz.jpg

Hoses with the standard 1” screw on adapters are available. And an adapter for the standard BBQ regulator fitting are available. Propane stores can also make custom length hoses however I use 1 or 2 12' hoses as needed.

Here are the parts that connect to any grill with a external tank connector.

https://i.imgur.com/6DF4wHul.jpg

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As I have a residential fridge, I re-purposed the propane line from the fridge to a valve & coupler in the bay under the fridge, on the curb side.

My fridge does not have an ice maker, so I plan on running the water line to a spigot also on the curb side.

This would be usable when using the onboard tank & pump when on a site without water.

I like to have a hose handy around campfires!

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Just curious why most of the options tap into the high pressure side.   I tapped into the low pressure side and ran a pipe to the other side of the coach with a valve and quick disconnect on the coach.   Removed the regulator from the grill and added a hose to plug into the disconnect.   I've been using it like this for about 10 years I guess, takes like 5 seconds to hook up.

 

The hose I think was only rated for natural gas, but since this is low pressure and I disconnect and cut off the valve when I'm not grilling, it's been fine.  I've smelled no gas leaks ever with this setup.   

 

https://www.amazon.com/GASPRO-Disconnect-Extension-Appliance-Certified/dp/B01M5KDC25/ref=asc_df_B01M5KDC25/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198068685752&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10351014767000919982&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9014113&hvtargid=pla-349094567654&psc=1

I think with the fittings, and the hose, I've got less than $60 invested in it.

 

 

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57 minutes ago, granvillebarker said:

Just curious why most of the options tap into the high pressure side. 

 

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Methinks that's because most available propane fueled appliances/accessories, (BBQ grilles, space heaters, lanterns, etc.), have a built in pressure regulator .... requiring them to have 'full tank pressure propane' to burn/operate correctly.

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2 hours ago, Mel S - '96 Safari said:

Granville Barker

Methinks that's because most available propane fueled appliances/accessories, (BBQ grilles, space heaters, lanterns, etc.), have a built in pressure regulator .... requiring them to have 'full tank pressure propane' to burn/operate correctly.

With high pressure I can use high or low pressure appliances. Use whatever amount of propane I want without being concerned with the RV regulator. I can use a Y for say BBQ and propane firepit (55,000 BTU) together plus the RV w/o concern. No modification of propane devices needed. A neighbor with a empty tank needs to BBQ - meet someone new. 

While there is a standard low pressure amount I don't know that all devices with their regulator use the same low pressure. Maybe but some devices say to use THEIR regulator for whatever technical or marketing reason. 

 

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