BBQ connection on Autotrail

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    2015-09-14 18.46.58.jpg A few months ago I asked the same Q for our MH and happily have my gas connection sorted.
    I'm now asking the same Q for another AT owner. The fitting is different to mine. It looks like the bottom part doesn't come off...or does it? How do you connect a gas hose. Is there another fitting he needs?
     
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    Yes, you need the other part.
    It fits to the hose and pushes into the bottom part of what you have.

    If the tap is post 2004 then this is what you need.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravan-M...e-Post-2004-/321835360529?hash=item4aeee1e111

    If is pre 2004 you need this one.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravan-M...le-Pre-2004-/221861693531?hash=item33a7fcc85b

    They ARE NOT interchangeable.

    Simply push up until latched and turn on gas.
    To release push up on the bottom of the fixed part and the hose connector will release and drop out.
     
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    About £4 from ebay. Search caravan BBQ connector
     
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    Thanks. Just looked at eBay but so many different ones.
    Can someone show me a photo of what he needs please
     
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    There are pictures in John's links
     
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    As John said there is more than one type and they are not interchangeable even if it seems like they fit. You need to be very careful trying to do it from a photo as the different types look quite similar.
     
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    Sods law It's a 2004 so still not sure between the two.

    It looks like the one in the first photo but without the bottom ribbed part. It's like it's got a half part fitted that needs to come off for a whole new one to be fitted.
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    the brass bit turns but the very bottom part doesn't so maybe it's not meant to come off.
     
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    Yours is 30mb so it is the later one
     
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    The moving part is the release mechanism when pushed upwards....the very bottom part isnt meant to move and holds the part that is missing which connects to the bbq hose.
     
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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. (y)
     
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    The idea is to prevent a 30mb appliance being plugged into an older 37mb supply and visa versa
     
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