LPG adaptor question

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  1. johng

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    hi all.. I drove the RV last night ::bigsmile:, first time in months! and eventually got to an LPG station... I filled up the LPG fuel tank ok, but for the first time tried to fill the domestic tank... although very similar to the engine tank inlet, the LPG filling device seemed looser, and just showered me in freezing gas..

    what am I doing wrong? I am guessing the domestic tank is US original fitment....

    will take a pic of each inlet later on

    thanks in advance
    John
     
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  2. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: If it is a standard US fitted tank? You should be using one of these:-

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    To fit on the US tank connector(ACME) with screw threads like this:-

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    Possibly it already HAS one of these connectors fitted and is NOT tightened sufficiently?
     
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  3. johng

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    hmm thanks JS..

    it does have a bayonet adapter on the US domestic tank.. but it didnt work well and is ever so slightly different to the bayonet on the rear LPG fuel tank... the hose just felt loose...

    will take some pics
     
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    Hi John.

    The top adaptor in the above is what you need/should have and screwed up tight, remove and refit to check fit?

    Now, once thankfully, I had the same experience, ie gas everywhere at a filling station. The bod in the station could offer little help so we left him to it, went to another station and filled fine. Now, can't be over useful here but the 'failed' fill site had a different type of pump/gun to what we usually see so maybe tollerence is an issue with some designes?

    Just make sure there are no ignition sources around when you retry:Eeek:
     
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    I had exactly the same problem on the Damon after it had been stood for a while, it turned out to be a valve in the tank had stuck and wouldn't let the gas in, just a thought.:thumb:
     
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    hmm.. thanks Dodgey and forestboy....

    will make a few checks tonight...
     
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    John, domestic one looks right, might be worth unscrewing and checking the seal and, as previous, try a different pump CAREFULLY:Eeek:

    I don't know about others but, it looks like the domestic adaptor is left on all the time? We keep ours separate as it means we can put the cap on to protect the inlet and just fit to fill.

    Si.
     
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    thanks Simon, will check the valve if I can, as Forestboy pointed out.. and try again elsewhere...
    :Smile:
     
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