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    Hi folks...got a 1984 Fleetwood Rallye 24 footer..on a Ford . I am about to turn on the propane for the first time since I got this set up ,its been a 15 month
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 3, 2012
      Hi folks...got a 1984 Fleetwood Rallye 24 footer..on a Ford .
      I am about to turn on the propane for the first time since I got this set up ,its been a 15 month project .The tank is full and no leaks there.
      I have a new duratherm water heater hooked up elc/gas. has furnace and the stove and oven. and frig.
      Whats the proper way to go about this ??
      I certainty dont need furnace now but need to know everything works.
      Thanks for any help..

      The 460 sounds nice with headers and true dual glass packs and sans converters, running thru 3" stainless...
    • rick haywood
      since your new to this i ll pass along a handy guide on safety to ya for propane in rv s.  its not all inclusive but will give you and idea on whats up. the
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 3, 2012
        since your new to this i'll pass along a handy guide on safety to ya for propane in rv's.  its not all inclusive but will give you and idea on whats up. the first thing i do in the spring and for a new to me rv i just bought was turn the propane on, and bleed it at the stove till it lights, i then turned the stove off and went to every connection i could find and using a soapy solution checked for leaks. finding none i wen through the process of getting the air out of the lines, by cycling the fridge a few times till it lit and went on and did the same thing for the other appliances. sometimes it may take quite a few tries to get the air out so be patient. if you run into problems come on back and ask questions there is a wealth of information and experience here on the group.   i should mention you might get a burning smell from the furnace depending on how long it has sat, but not to worry its just lint and dust that has settled, but do watch it in
        case it has enough built up to make a fire, which is usually not the case.   welcome to the world of rv's!! and to the group.   rick
        http://www.deltaliquidenergy.com/newsletter_PDFs/PERC_%20RVsafetyBrochure_FINAL.pdf

        --- On Tue, 7/3/12, D <rduck44@...> wrote:

        From: D <rduck44@...>
        Subject: [classicrv] Turning on propane for first time ?? Fleetwood Rallye Hot Rod..
        To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 8:47 AM
















         









        Hi folks...got a 1984 Fleetwood Rallye 24 footer..on a Ford .

        I am about to turn on the propane for the first time since I got this set up ,its been a 15 month project .The tank is full and no leaks there.

        I have a new duratherm water heater hooked up elc/gas. has furnace and the stove and oven. and frig.

        Whats the proper way to go about this ??

        I certainty dont need furnace now but need to know everything works.

        Thanks for any help..



        The 460 sounds nice with headers and true dual glass packs and sans converters, running thru 3" stainless...



























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      • corby guillett
        I am not sure I have been accepted as a member of this group.  Looking for information on a 1976 Pawnee rv.  Chevy van 30 chasis. Looking for roof repair
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 3, 2012
          I am not sure I have been accepted as a member of this group.  Looking for information on a 1976 Pawnee rv.  Chevy van 30 chasis. Looking for roof repair options.


          From: rick haywood <haywood_rick@...>
          To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:10 AM
          Subject: Re: [classicrv] Turning on propane for first time ?? Fleetwood Rallye Hot Rod..


           
          since your new to this i'll pass along a handy guide on safety to ya for propane in rv's.  its not all inclusive but will give you and idea on whats up. the first thing i do in the spring and for a new to me rv i just bought was turn the propane on, and bleed it at the stove till it lights, i then turned the stove off and went to every connection i could find and using a soapy solution checked for leaks. finding none i wen through the process of getting the air out of the lines, by cycling the fridge a few times till it lit and went on and did the same thing for the other appliances. sometimes it may take quite a few tries to get the air out so be patient. if you run into problems come on back and ask questions there is a wealth of information and experience here on the group.   i should mention you might get a burning smell from the furnace depending on how long it has sat, but not to worry its just lint and dust that has settled, but do watch it in
          case it has enough built up to make a fire, which is usually not the case.   welcome to the world of rv's!! and to the group.   rick
          http://www.deltaliquidenergy.com/newsletter_PDFs/PERC_%20RVsafetyBrochure_FINAL.pdf

          --- On Tue, 7/3/12, D <mailto:rduck44%40yahoo.com> wrote:

          From: D <mailto:rduck44%40yahoo.com>
          Subject: [classicrv] Turning on propane for first time ?? Fleetwood Rallye Hot Rod..
          To: mailto:classicrv%40yahoogroups.com
          Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 8:47 AM

           

          Hi folks...got a 1984 Fleetwood Rallye 24 footer..on a Ford .

          I am about to turn on the propane for the first time since I got this set up ,its been a 15 month project .The tank is full and no leaks there.

          I have a new duratherm water heater hooked up elc/gas. has furnace and the stove and oven. and frig.

          Whats the proper way to go about this ??

          I certainty dont need furnace now but need to know everything works.

          Thanks for any help..

          The 460 sounds nice with headers and true dual glass packs and sans converters, running thru 3" stainless...

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        • oltmanndavid
          I might add to the earlier observations that a pressure test by a competent propane specialist and a check over for a failed tank might not hurt. Many of the
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 4, 2012
            I might add to the earlier observations that a pressure test by a competent propane specialist and a check over for a failed tank might not hurt. Many of the older RVs I've seen provide insufficient protection from stone chipping and the resultant corrosion.
            You might also have to enlarge your access hatch to accomodate the newer phallic symbol shaped propane fillup nozzles or, if you have to replace the regulator, to ensure that you don't have to kneel and grovel to read the gauge.





            --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, rick haywood <haywood_rick@...> wrote:
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            > since your new to this i'll pass along a handy guide on safety to ya for propane in rv's.  its not all inclusive but will give you and idea on whats up. the first thing i do in the spring and for a new to me rv i just bought was turn the propane on, and bleed it at the stove till it lights, i then turned the stove off and went to every connection i could find and using a soapy solution checked for leaks. finding none i wen through the process of getting the air out of the lines, by cycling the fridge a few times till it lit and went on and did the same thing for the other appliances. sometimes it may take quite a few tries to get the air out so be patient. if you run into problems come on back and ask questions there is a wealth of information and experience here on the group.   i should mention you might get a burning smell from the furnace depending on how long it has sat, but not to worry its just lint and dust that has settled, but do watch it in
            > case it has enough built up to make a fire, which is usually not the case.   welcome to the world of rv's!! and to the group.   rick
            > http://www.deltaliquidenergy.com/newsletter_PDFs/PERC_%20RVsafetyBrochure_FINAL.pdf
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          • rick haywood
            that s included in the pdf i posted.   rick ... From: oltmanndavid Subject: [classicrv] Re: Turning on propane for first time ??
            Message 5 of 5 , Jul 4, 2012
              that's included in the pdf i posted.   rick

              --- On Wed, 7/4/12, oltmanndavid <d.oltmann@...> wrote:

              From: oltmanndavid <d.oltmann@...>
              Subject: [classicrv] Re: Turning on propane for first time ?? Fleetwood Rallye Hot Rod..
              To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 6:37 AM
















               













              I might add to the earlier observations that a pressure test by a competent propane specialist and a check over for a failed tank might not hurt. Many of the older RVs I've seen provide insufficient protection from stone chipping and the resultant corrosion.

              You might also have to enlarge your access hatch to accomodate the newer phallic symbol shaped propane fillup nozzles or, if you have to replace the regulator, to ensure that you don't have to kneel and grovel to read the gauge.



              --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, rick haywood <haywood_rick@...> wrote:

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              > since your new to this i'll pass along a handy guide on safety to ya for propane in rv's.  its not all inclusive but will give you and idea on whats up. the first thing i do in the spring and for a new to me rv i just bought was turn the propane on, and bleed it at the stove till it lights, i then turned the stove off and went to every connection i could find and using a soapy solution checked for leaks. finding none i wen through the process of getting the air out of the lines, by cycling the fridge a few times till it lit and went on and did the same thing for the other appliances. sometimes it may take quite a few tries to get the air out so be patient. if you run into problems come on back and ask questions there is a wealth of information and experience here on the group.   i should mention you might get a burning smell from the furnace depending on how long it has sat, but not to worry its just lint and dust that has settled, but do watch
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              > http://www.deltaliquidenergy.com/newsletter_PDFs/PERC_%20RVsafetyBrochure_FINAL.pdf

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