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Old 07-14-2021, 03:35 AM   #1
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Curious about other's experience with propane regulator failure. On my 2006 Roadtrek 210 I had the secondary regulator (that feeds external hookup hose) fail at about 10 years. Then the main regulator failed last year at 14 years.

Some suggest carrying a spare regulator. Probably makes sense as you don't want to be without propane while on the road, especially if you have a gas absorption fridge.
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The secondary regulator on our 2018 Era failed at less than 2 years. I would recommend carrying a spare. I also plumbed in a pressure gauge so that I can monitor line pressure.

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Old 07-14-2021, 05:08 AM   #3
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Mine failed while camping. Turned off valve at tank and made it through a cold night before heading home early in the morning. I now carry a spare regulator and a tube of yellow (gas) pipe thread sealant...along with the wrenches necessary. On my PleasureWay it's an easy job replacing. I also have an electronic gas sniffer that I take. It enabled me to precisely zero in on the first stage area as the culprit when I was diagnosing where the LP smell was coming from once I got home.
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I had a propane regulator fail in my former Great West Van far away from home in the Yukon in about 2 years. It was just a faint smell outside from leaking. All a so called RV repair center could do is drain the propane from the tank. Two vans later I have no propane whatsoever in opting for mucho lithium battery power and no appliances needing propane.
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Curious about other's experience with propane regulator failure. On my 2006 Roadtrek 210 I had the secondary regulator (that feeds external hookup hose) fail at about 10 years. Then the main regulator failed last year at 14 years.

Some suggest carrying a spare regulator. Probably makes sense as you don't want to be without propane while on the road, especially if you have a gas absorption fridge.
2016 PW Lexor TS here. Lots of us have replaced OEM(Fairview?) regulator within 18 months. We are currently using the Marshall MEGR 298. I read stories where people have had the same original regulator for decades. Do not know why the Fairview fail so often?
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