18 FT propane line

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  1. firepit

    firepit Well-Known Member

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    Most of you know i put a splitter on my propane tank to run my gas grill and i bought a 12 FT
    stainless braided hose to run to my grill.
    I like my grill towards the back end of the camper on a portable table...The 12FT hose was too short( I can use it for my buddy heater)
    So i need a 18FT hose to set my grill where i want it.
    15 FT stainless hoses are the longest i can find on amazon etc.
    The 18FT hoses are just rubber...Will it be okay to use a rubber hose
    as i will be disconnecting after each trip and storing it in camper...I plan on hooking it up and running it under the camper and having it come out by the rear bumper.
    Will the durability be okay not being stainless?
    Most of the hose will be under the camper and not exposed to the hot sun.
    I have been a charcoal only guy up to this point so i am learning all the gas grill info i can.
    Thanks guys.
     
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    My PUP, back in 1984, had most of the propane lines as hard steel piping under the camper. It went inside to the appliances, and has a rubber line to connect inside, and another on the outside wall. Have you considered perhaps steel piping under the camper? You could install a quick connect at the wheelwell, then at the rear bumper as well? So you could lojack your propane under the awning or the rear bumper?

    Just spit-balling here, dude. My dad was always the guy to run a new fuel line, 100% in rubber fuel hose, from the front to the back of the car. I always preferred to spend the time plumbing in the steel line replacements, and rubber at the ends - more like the factory. Not that either is wrong or right, but two ways to do the same thing. Either way, hide that line up in the framerail someplace.
     
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    I had thought about that but not sure if i am up to the task....It was like pulling teeth from some to learn me on the
    splitter and steak saver etc to get me to the point where i am at now.
    Gas scares me...I have a bit of a phobia.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    no issue at all, ya might contact mbsturgis.com and ask about a custom braided hose or an extension hose (getting the end connectors would be key). or a local full service propane shop.
     
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    As long as the rubber is fine i will roll with it...You steered me right on getting it working.
    Thank you
     
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    It can be made. If using a rubber line i would turn off the tank when done. I do that with the braided lines also.
     
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    Yes when i used last week with the stainless line i shut the propane off and let the grill burn out on its own.
    I might sniff around and see if i can get a stainless one made.
     
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    I would use the rubber if they have it allready. My problem is with the dam squirrels. They like to chew through my rubber hoses. They are my arch enemies.
     
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    I emailed one place that makes them...I bet they are pricey...My camper is stored indoors so i will prolly just order the 18FT rubber.
     
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    They chew them at the campground, thats why i said make sure to turn off the tank. Lol. Yea, i would get it also.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    Raccoons are worse than tree rats around here...As long as a dog or burger don't fall off and land on the line i am good.[:D]
    I always close it when done cooking.
     
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    You might consider putting some type of PVC pipe under most of the trailer, like a shield over the propane line, if you're worried chewing or road debris. That could be salvage materials, not really new PVC is required... Some plumbers puddy on the ends and you got something. Just a thought
     
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    Tree rats don't concern me...They are daytime creatures and my hound makes sure they stay away.
    Raccoons are another story at night.
     
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    I love trash pandas [HB][XX(][LOL]
     
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    They aren't nearly that long, but I have hoses without steel braid that are 20+ years old. As long as nothing rubs or chews a hole in them they last a long time.
     
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    Sure make fun of the guy they attack relentlessly...........
     
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    If you've already done the splitter at the tank, you're most of the way toward an extension line. If it were me, I'd take the line that you split off and make run under the camper using copper line, and give myself an outlet on the rear of the frame or the rear bumper. Once you've done t at, your 12' hose is all you need.
     
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    I’ve just been thinking of going back to charcoal - haven’t used it in many years, but the heat and flavour possibilities...
     
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    I like this idea of the quick connect at the back of the trailer.
    I would also be comfortable with the rubber hose + valve closed when not in use.
     
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