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steveh27

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Posted: 12/01/21 03:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fulltimer50 wrote:

Where is the whooshing coming from? If the tank was leaking it would leak all the time.


The leak is from the valve stem when open, not when closed.

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Posted: 12/06/21 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The gas company I just took it to said they could not work on it as it is mounted under the side of my RV. It is no longer leaking and I am running the furnace now to drain some propane and the LiFePo4 batteries before winter storage. I do wish I could find someone to replace the stem or the whole tank. I've made a lot of calls to Rv places and gas places to no avail.

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I am surprised that there is no one around to do repairs, especially in a major industrial area like yours. Very strange.

Are they saying that if you take out the tank and bring it in, they will work on it?


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I do not think the tank can be 'taken out'. It is permanently mounted under the side of the van. The rv would probably need to be put up on a lift (it is already 9' high). I cannot see how it is attached from underneath.

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steveh27 wrote:

I do not think the tank can be 'taken out'. It is permanently mounted under the side of the van. The rv would probably need to be put up on a lift (it is already 9' high). I cannot see how it is attached from underneath.


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ASME tank has welded on brackets on top and is bolted in place.

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steveh27 wrote:

I do not think the tank can be 'taken out'. It is permanently mounted under the side of the van. The rv would probably need to be put up on a lift (it is already 9' high). I cannot see how it is attached from underneath.

The tank is attached with bolts to a bracket. But, those 6.5 gallon tanks are small and crammed into an even smaller space. So, they may have bolted the tank to the bracket, welded the bracket to the frame and build everything over the tank denying access to the bolts. The typical upgraded replacement is a Manchester 6811 or 6813 tank but you'll have to remove the one you have now. The new ones have side brackets unlike some of the older ones with brackets near the top (easy to build over). You'll do better having an RV tech just replace the valve.


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