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EagleScout-USA

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Posted: 03/29/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good evening,
I have a 2015 Jayco 26BHS. A smell and soap test reveals leaking propane at each pigtail connection to the dual propane cylinders. The regulator is a Cavonga Group Double Stage Low Pressure Automatic Changeover Regulator. The factory line is Cavanga flexible hose with Back Check Max WP 350PSI Cat #2 18CE. Considering they have both failed, looking at an alternative replacement to that model is what I have in mind.

Assistance and guidance is needed in purchasing replacements. The current connector is not inverted. The opening at the end of the pigtail measures at 6/32 of an inch. A brass circumference of about 2/32 of an inch runs around the opening. This appears to be less than the visuals I am getting from the replacements that I am looking at. The holes seem wider. Inside of the regulator itself, there also appears to be a smaller opening that lines with the smaller opening on the hose. I was looking at options on Amazon; however, wasn't sure if there were negative implications of having a wider opening on the pigtail than the accepting opening on the regulator. I would appreciate any thoughts and direction. Heading out Friday morning, and didn't know I had an issue until just now. Thanks!

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Posted: 03/29/21 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you tried new seals?


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If it's not the O rings then remove what you can or take the RV to a propane shop for replacement.


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Posted: 03/29/21 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

find a good pp shop and they,ll fix it up .

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Posted: 03/29/21 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

they sell replacement pigtails...google for a replacement...not hard


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I had to replace one pigtail on a 2 year old trailer. It was leaking and emptied both tanks, and never even threw the flag, so the regulator got replaced too.

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The Cavagna regulator most likely has 1/4" NPT female threads on the ports. The hoses you need would have 1/4" NPT Male threaded ends. The other major choice is the inverted flare which I do not believe will fit your Cavagna regulator. The only other info you need is the length, think about what you have and if you are happy with that length then just duplicate it or go to the next longer size. Best not to go shorter to avoid connection issues.

Don't forget to buy some yellow teflon tape for the threaded connections.

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For best Pigtails. Doug

This is the crimp you want

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gas-One-RV-P........wTBZirjniOvOrBoCaH4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


This is the bad type crimp rings.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Connector-R........=9027230&hvtargid=pla-450116384824&psc=1

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