Old forum Archive
This is where all the topics from the old forum that was shutdown are saved in a read-only forum. You can refer to it on this forum by using a link or copying the data over.
http://archive.aluminiumcamperforum.com/

Author Topic: LP Option on QS 8.1  (Read 1362 times)

txleadfoot

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • TV and RV:
      2010 Honda Pilot

    • 2016 Quicksilver 8.1
    • View Profile
LP Option on QS 8.1
« on: August 24, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
Our 2016 doesn't have the propane setup from the factory.  Has anyone retrofitted a safe, reliable system?  I'm considering mounting a squatty 11 lb. propane bottle up on the tongue.
Shaun
Whitewright, Texas USA

Steve Sanders

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 161
    • TV and RV:
      Hyundai Santa Fe

    • 2010 6.0 & 2012 8.1
    • View Profile
Re: LP Option on QS 8.1
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 05:12:46 PM »
Propane or Natural Gas plumbing is about the same whether it's in a camper or a house. You want to use copper roll tubing, probably 1/2 inch, with flare fittings for all joints. Make sure that all mounting points can't cause any abrasive damage to the pipe that would result in a leak. Use a soap solution to check for leaks.

It's not rocket surgery, but it requires much attention to detail! It's also very low pressure, so it's not that hard to get it right.

Remember that propane is heavier than air, so any leaked gas will go toward the ground.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


DavidM

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 386
    • TV and RV:
      2013 Nissan Pathfind

    • Camplite 16 TBS
    • View Profile
Re: LP Option on QS 8.1
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 05:58:16 PM »
Steve has the basics right. But use a short length of rubber LPG hose to make the final attachment to the LPG tank. Then run the rubber hose down to the frame and attach it to copper tubing for the rest of the run using a coupler. Use tubing clamps to tie it down to the frame every few feet.

David

txleadfoot

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
    • TV and RV:
      2010 Honda Pilot

    • 2016 Quicksilver 8.1
    • View Profile
Re: LP Option on QS 8.1
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 12:49:02 PM »
Thanks gents.  I was hoping someone had done this and could list the parts required with progress photos?
Shaun
Whitewright, Texas USA

Merlin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 861
    • TV and RV:
      2017 Land Cruiser

    • 2015 Camplite 16TBS
    • View Profile
Re: LP Option on QS 8.1
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 05:09:13 PM »
It would be a custom installation for each trailer; there would not be a standard parts list. If you have enough experience and the tools to tackle this yourself, I suggest giving the rvupgradestore a call to have them help you get the parts and supplies you need. Doing it safely is not for the faint of heart and will take some time and expertise. 

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/default.asp
Michigan