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edcornflake
post Oct 17 2011, 11:29 AM
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This weekend I noticed a high pitched whine coming from the front of my fifth wheel when the furnace was running. The furnace is in the middle of the coach. Inspecting the propane bottles, I realized that the single regulator on the far side was vibrating slightly and the whine was coming from there - the switchover regulator on the door side of the coach seemed ok. Has anyone had a regulator go bad? When they go bad, do they whistle/hum/vibrate?

I also had some trouble with the switchover regulator (pointer indicates which tank is active and gives a green or red indicator if there is, or is not gas available). I think this is because the far side regulator was not properly distributing gas.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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John Blue
post Oct 17 2011, 04:44 PM
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Ed,

This item come to light in a write up in Good Sam I think around the first part of this year. The noise is not a problem and you will have no problems due to this. It was due to a change over in the way the gas is pulled from the two tanks. I cannot remember all the details. The Good People at Good Sam will have this information on file under House Doctor. smile.gif


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post Oct 18 2011, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(John Blue @ Oct 17 2011, 06:44 PM) *

Ed,

This item come to light in a write up in Good Sam I think around the first part of this year. The noise is not a problem and you will have no problems due to this. It was due to a change over in the way the gas is pulled from the two tanks. I cannot remember all the details. The Good People at Good Sam will have this information on file under House Doctor. smile.gif


Thanks John,
I did find the following items at Good Sam (not sure why I didn't look there in the first place, thanks for the tip):
http://forums.goodsamclub.com/Index.cfm/fu.../print/true.cfm - pigtail hose may be the problem - there's a ball in there that gets jammed against the regulator (see last post)
http://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fu...id/25436082.cfm - Replace the pigtail and/or regulator
http://forums.goodsamclub.com/Index.cfm/fu.../print/true.cfm - quite a few folks suggesting replacement of the pigtails.

New pigtails are $12 - $18 (depending on length) at Campingworld.
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