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Had a few days away last week in Norfolk. Very enjoyable and good weather. But no gas! Tried to turn on cooker no supply. I thought I had escaped the truma regulator problem but not so. The regulator is fitted to the gas locker wall and there is a small drop from the regulator via the pigtail to the bottle but apparently this has still not stopped the sticky substance making it's way to the regulator.

Unfortunately the regulator had been pop riveted to the gas locker wall so I had to call in to my friendly motor home man on the way home and he drilled it out, replaced the regulator and connected it with nuts and bolts this time (no rivets). I used another rubber pigtail but will buy a stainless steel one which is now recommended.

So a good few days without cooking and resorted to eating out which didn't spoil our trip too much.
Has anyone else on here had this problem as I see from other forums it is a regular occurence?

Terry
 

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Get that stainless hose fitted PDQ.

In the three months in between replacing the regulator and fitting SS hose the dreaded gunge attacked again.

It even stuffed up the refrigerator burner gas control valve.
 

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pippin said:
Get that stainless hose fitted PDQ.

In the three months in between replacing the regulator and fitting SS hose the dreaded gunge attacked again.

It even stuffed up the refrigerator burner gas control valve.
Hi Pippin

Thanks for the info. I will get it replaced immediately. Although my guy who does all my habitation stuff did say as the regulator was sited high enough the new rubber pipe should be OK till next habitation check (he didn't have an SS one in stock). I'm not going to chance it!

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I agree with pippin, get the steel hoses, its not worth the chance.

We had the problem 2 years ago, gas stopped working during the night on a cold January outing in the Yorkshire dales. Woke up at 03:00 in the morning freezing 8O 8O
New reg and steel hoses fitted - no problems since.
 

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teljoy said:
pippin said:
Get that stainless hose fitted PDQ.

In the three months in between replacing the regulator and fitting SS hose the dreaded gunge attacked again.

It even stuffed up the refrigerator burner gas control valve.
Hi Pippin

Thanks for the info. I will get it replaced immediately. Although my guy who does all my habitation stuff did say as the regulator was sited high enough the new rubber pipe should be OK till next habitation check (he didn't have an SS one in stock). I'm not going to chance it!

Terry
I AM NOW ON MY 3RD REGULATOR IN 3 YEARS THIS TIME I HAVE REPLACED MY RUBBER HOSE WITH A STAINLESS ONE LETS HOPE IT DOES THE TRICK!!!!
 

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trevorf said:
I agree with pippin, get the steel hoses, its not worth the chance.

We had the problem 2 years ago, gas stopped working during the night on a cold January outing in the Yorkshire dales. Woke up at 03:00 in the morning freezing 8O 8O
New reg and steel hoses fitted - no problems since.
I am off out to get one right now!!
 

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I forgot to mention that the problem with the fridge occurred nine months after fitting the SS hose.

The gunge had passed through the regulator into the low pressure piping and lurked there before a while before bu**ering up the fridge.

They blew out the piping with compressed air to remove it.
 

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pippin said:
I forgot to mention that the problem with the fridge occurred nine months after fitting the SS hose.

The gunge had passed through the regulator into the low pressure piping and lurked there before a while before bu**ering up the fridge.

They blew out the piping with compressed air to remove it.
Just fitted the SS one. Slightly longer than what I wanted (they did not have the shorter length in stock). Going to keep my fingers crossed that nothing got through and I don't discover your problem later. So far this month I've replaced engine and leisure batteries, regulator and hose. I hope there's nothing more this season!
Thanks

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See my post below - Disaster in Dubrovnik.

Still unable to locate a replacement here in Croatia.

I now have to fly back to the UK next week for a funeral so will collect a new regulator (and a spare) and SS hoses while I am back there before flying back.

Peter
 
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