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How Do I Use The Propane Quick Connect Connection On My RV

by Anonymous

How To Use a Propane Quick Connect Connection On an RV

How To Use a Propane Quick Connect Connection On an RV

I have an onboard propane quick connect fitting on my trailer which I have never used.

Can I connect a hose to my camp stove or outside BBQ direct or do I have to remove the pressure regulator on them since the trailer system already has a regulator, or will it not hurt anything to have both regulators connected?

ANSWER: Hi Based on your description I am assuming that your RV like a lot of newer RVs came equipped with a low pressure quick connect propane system. These systems use special quick connect hoses like the Camco 57280 39" RV Quick-Connect to Quick-Connect LP Gas Hose (pictured above) to connect your propane appliances such as Portable BBQs, Campstoves, etc. to low pressure propane systems.

This is a low-pressure propane system because the connections are located after your RV's propane system pressure regulator. So, yes you will have to remove the pressure regulators on any portable propane BBQ/grills and Stoves you connect to it. If you do not remove the pressure regulators your BBQ/Grill or stove will not work properly because the propane pressure will end up being too low.

On some BBQ/Grills and Stoves such as the Weber Q Portable Gas Grills(pictured above) you can simply remove the regulator and add a propane quick connect adapter because the Gas Control Valve (Temperature Control valve) is

separate from the regulator. On other portable propane grills and stoves the Temperature Control valve is part of the pressure regulator. So you will have to use something like the Camco LP Gas Control Valve with Quick Connect fitting (pictured above) to modify those types of grills, stove, etc.

Take a look at the video further down the page to see how to perform this kind of modification.

Now if your RV does not have a supplemental Propane hookup or if you do not want to have to remove the pressure regulators on your portable propane BBQ/Grlls or Stoves; you can always install an after-market high pressure solution such as the Camco 59103 RV Propane Brass Tee with 3 Ports and 12' Hose (Pictured above). Since this is installed between your RV's Propane tank and the regulator it is not pressure regulated and the pressure regulators on you grills and stove stay on.

The video below walks you step by step on installing the Camco Extended Stay Propane Valve:


I hope that this information has been helpful.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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Grill ill still doesn’t work
by: Anonymous

I’ve tried all of the above and grill still doesn’t work right.
Removed the regulator from the grill and added a temperature control valve. The temperature control cave isn’t doing anything. It’s like not enough gas is getting to the grill. No high or low.... I don’t know what else to do.

Great information!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for answering this question. I have a quick connection and have not, until now, understood how it works and how to use it. Your description and advice is easy to understand and very much appreciated.

How to adjust the pigtail ?
by: Anonymous

you said you had to replace the quickconnect to a round inside...how did you switch out the pigtail connect ???

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