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Old 09-12-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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I have a new-to-me X189FDS and there is a gas line in the back that runs from the bottles. I don't know if this is a standard item or added after market, but I assume it is for a grill or stove.
I have a hose that attaches to it, but not the grill or whatever it is supposed to attach to.
My question is if I can somehow hook it up to a table top grill or stove that is supposed to use the small throw away bottles.
Any experience with this?
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Old 09-12-2020, 04:32 PM   #2
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Yup, long ago when we had a tent trailer I connected the propane camping stove so we could use the propane from the trailer tank.
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Yup, long ago when we had a tent trailer I connected the propane camping stove so we could use the propane from the trailer tank.
But is there any problem with the pressure difference?
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Old 09-12-2020, 07:43 PM   #4
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I found the regulators put out the same pressure. The regulator at the tank on the trailer is just like the regulator that screws onto the small propane tank. We had a small gas BBQ and all I did was to put a flexible line between the trailer's low pressure gas pipe and plumbed it into the pipe that that fed the burner control valves and air mixture on the BBQ /cook top.

NOTE: If you have a single one piece regulator and burner temperature control (Off-Low-Medium-High) assembly then I doubt there is any way to plumb in the low pressure gas from your trailer as there would be no way to adjust the temperature. Ours had two temperature controller burners as I remember.
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My experience is that the propane coming from the camper's tanks is regulated by the camper's system. This low pressure propane then gets connected to a gas stove/BBQ/Blackstone griddle. Those devices usually have their own pressure regulator and sometimes with two regulators the propane is restricted and performance is not up to expectations. So-some grills/stoves etc. have a way to remove the regulator and just use the camper's low pressure propane line. Example is I bought a Blackstone Griddle and to use the camper's propane you must remove the Blackstone's regulator.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:19 AM   #6
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Excellent, so I just need to find a hose that has the quick-connection on one side and the grill/stove connection on the other. Thanks!
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I'm not familiar with the features of the 189 FF models but I have to say that auxiliary gas port has a bit of a "bubba" look to it! Looks as if opening the valve would allow propane to flow freely (can't really tell from the photo). That would be potentially a hazardous situation and at the very least, wasteful of propane, should a curious child (or malicious jerk) open the valve! If it doesn't have one, a quick connect fitting with a check valve in it, would be the first thing to get. I do see many folks, with the more compact campers, cooking outside the rig with table top grills. Being able to hook up to the camper's propane supply would be very convenient indeed!
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Do a search on my user name and you will see how I hookup a cook top stove.
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Yep, everyone here is pretty much right. That propane hookup is "regulated" by the trailers propane system so you will need to get a grill with no regulator or get one whos regulator can be removed or bypassed. Pretty simple. (and alot better than hauling around propane bottles or an extra tank)
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We have not been able to locate a "Coleman type " 1 or 2 burner stove that has a removable regulator and will work on this low pressure outlet .Could you please post the brand that has that feature? Thanks!
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I hooked this cook top directly with a quick disconnect hose. Built a outdoor shelf for it and it works great.

Flame King YSNHT600 2 Burner Built-In RV Cooktop Stove, Propane, 7200 and 5200 BTU Burners, Cover Included
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I put 2 burner propane stove in the Amazon search and saw several, including Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove, Basecamp F235830 2 Burner Angle Iron Stove, etc, but there are many more that have the regulator at the propane tank and the two burner controls remote in a housing. This one Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton+ Propane Stove, 2 Burner states there is a kit (in the customer questions/answers) to connect it to a larger propane tank so I imagine that it also could be adapted to the trailer's low pressure propane system.
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ahhhh ...use an "indoor" cooktop ! never thought of that ! thank you !
Did you have to have the quick disconnect hose made up special or do they come that way?
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thanks! Would be nice not to have to worry about the little tanks.
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Below is the thread for the external stove top.

https://www.funfinderclub.com/forums...9fbr-2820.html
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Thanks again. One more mod to look forward to :O)
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Yeah, I bought an adapter to convert the little bottle connection on my Coleman to a regular propane tank just so I can avoid having to carry around those little green bottles.

I'm not a fan of my Coleman, the knobs only allow for full on to barely on, with zero ability to dial in something in the middle, but it'll do until I get something else.

Here's what I bought...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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