Propane pressure problems

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Propane pressure problems

Postby tagilles » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:16 am

I have an 07 35tbh-tt and since the last time I ran out of propane every time the heater is on the water heater won't light. Once the heater turns off the water heater will light. I read on here a few months ago that some owners had to replace the gas regulators because of various failures. Does this sound like another effect of Forest River's penny pinching? The trailer is still under warranty, should I have FR replace it with another cheap one for free or just fork out the money and buy a better one? I have a travel trailer with two tanks, any recommendations for a better replacement?
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Postby jamespatrick4 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:57 am

I had a similar problem with my 2008 36-2BH, except that sometimes the gas would slowly lose pressure until the flame just went out. When I took it in to the dealer for warranty work last month, the service person called and said they turned on each of the gas appliances and they worked so there was nothing wrong. Fortunately, the service person had given me his cell phone number because I insisted on dropping the rig off on a Saturday and their service department was closed on the weekends. I said that's fine, the next time the furnace cuts out at 2:00 a.m., I'll call him and he can tell me there is nothing wrong. They replaced the regulator. I later talked to one of service techs who said a number of the Cardinals had that problem.

So, yes, it seems to be a common (or not uncommon) problem and the regulator should be replaced. If the dealer replaces it I don't think you will have the same problem since it will be a regulator off the shelf at the dealer, not FR (which apparently received a bad batch of regulators).
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Postby bilmorvn » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:26 am

Our '04 Some Other Brand has the Marshall Gas Control. It has been replaced twice and we still have pressure problems when it gets toward the end of a tank.
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Postby tagilles » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:49 am

Yes, I'm tired of no water heater just to run the furnace. I will call the repair man to have him warranty the regulator. We have had so many problems with this unit I have tried to have FR take it back under California's Lemon Law. FR did not like hearing me say that. We have owned the unit for almost a year and it's been in three different dealers' shops for a total of 7 months and nothing was fixed completely. The wife and I want to talk to a layer about the lack of repair on the unit. I'm getting grey hair from this mess and I'm only 27! Anyway, I'll call the repair man and get the regulator replaced. Thank you all for the help.
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Postby Future Fulltimers » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:58 pm

INSIST on a Marshall, not the cheap one. :x
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Postby hblong3 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:17 pm

It sounds like the gas line. there is a rubber type material that is suppose to seal the line in case of fire ....They malfuction and stop the line up....I took a small drill bit and drill out the material
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