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Old 02-16-2022, 07:03 PM   #1
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Propex 2800 ext mounted thru rear van door

Hey Guys and Gals,

I have a 2002 Ford EB250 with a propane tank mounted on the rear bumper. A flexible hose goes thru the rear door to a propex 2800 heater. And of course, a couple of questions.

The regulator vent at the tank stays open at freezing temps rendering it useless. No problem when it's warmer out.

#1) Is that a function of an old regulator that needs to be replaced? Or are there ones made specifically for freezing temps?

The regulator at the tank is a single stage and to the best of my research, a Propex should take a 2 stage regulator.

#2) Is that correct? Westy in CO is WAY behind in answer messages.

Most builds I see, have a box inside the van, vented out the bottom. AND using copper tubing for a permanent mount.

$3). Anyone here use a flexible hose to an external tank? I would think It'd be ok if not placed in a high use area. The bumper rack opens as well as the door, but it has been like this for the PO for 12 years.

Lastly, (this may be hard to describe)...

#4). Is there such a fitting that I can "sandwich" the door, so that there is a quick disconnect on either side of the door to just remove the tank and hoses when not in use?

I guess I should ask if someone could recommend a propane detector. There was none on the build and the guy used a paperclip to jump the fuse as it kept blowing. Are you kidding????

If anyone has pics of a setup similar to this please post them or direct me to them.

Thanks so much!

Sweltering in this heat wave, was 41degrees today. Second time for Chinook Winds ... rain, slush, may be time to break out the ice skates.

Wandering Bob

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Old 02-17-2022, 11:15 AM   #2
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Propex uses british threads for propane. I used 1/4" BST x 1/4" copper tubing compression through the floor, then adapted to 3/8 flex hose under the van. You don't want a QD fitting inside the van!!
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