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Posted: 06/18/21 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a rubber propane line on one of my slides that has a kink in it. While I've tried to re-route it so it doesn't pinch, the kink in the line isn't going away, and causes the line to kink anyways.

Gonna just replace it. Was gonna go with a steel braided propane line as a replacement, figure it would be better.

Just wondering if there is any reason NOT to go with a steel braided propane line in the slide area? Too stiff, other issues?

Thanks for the advice.


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Posted: 06/18/21 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think steel is the way to go.


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Posted: 06/18/21 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would go with steel braid. Still need to mitigate the kink issue. Maybe go longer and add a support spring. Maybe tighten it with a bit of a twist so it forms a loop instead of a crease. Maybe something else.


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The support spring idea is a good one.


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Just went through this. Found one on Amazon being advertised as RV slide hose which basically meant it's the more flexible rubber type hose. Went 1' longer than factory zip timing to the factory spring the way it came but with more slack, but realized no matter what I did it was going to bind. Had a very specific plan to simply hold the hose away from the pinch point when putting in the kitchen slide but then last week my wife put the slide in without me and forgot and now the new hose is kinked again. Please post if you find anything that works.

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kfp673 wrote:

Just went through this. Found one on Amazon being advertised as RV slide hose which basically meant it's the more flexible rubber type hose. Went 1' longer than factory zip timing to the factory spring the way it came but with more slack, but realized no matter what I did it was going to bind. Had a very specific plan to simply hold the hose away from the pinch point when putting in the kitchen slide but then last week my wife put the slide in without me and forgot and now the new hose is kinked again. Please post if you find anything that works.


do you have room you could put a pulley for it to go around that might prevent the kink??


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