How To Properly Install A Propane Tank to An RV
Viking Cylinders composite propane cylinders make RVing easier!
With summer approaching, more and more people are hitting the road in the RVs. Whether it’s a short camping trip, a family reunion, or a cross-country trek, RVs are a great way to get out and enjoy the trip.
Propane is a great energy source for the RV life. It can power many appliances in your RV such as gas stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and central heating and cooling. With propane, there is less strain on the battery in the RV.
Propane can also be used once you get to your camp site for grills, camp stoves, tent heaters, and insect traps.
RVers love propane because the propane cylinders are portable and easy to exchange.
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What makes Viking Cylinders different than other RV propane tanks?
Our cylinders are significantly lighter than traditional metal ones and feature ergonomic handles, which make them easier for customers to lift and carry.
All of our cylinders are manufactured at our advanced automated facility which guarantees consistent quality.
Viking Cylinders are also unmatched when it comes to safety. Our cylinders are designed to eliminate the risk of BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion). The materials of the cylinders are designed to melt instead of building up pressure to a potentially explosive point. This feature allows the propane inside to burn safely and dissipate.
Your business can order composite propane cylinders in its own colors, which will make them more noticeable in comparison to the competition. Additionally, these cylinders are low maintenance due to their resistance to dents and rust and can last for 15 years.
Attaching a cylinder to your RV
Shut off the supply valve on the top of the propane tank (the old phrase “lefty loosy, righty tighty” applies here). Then unscrew the tank from the hose. Remove the tank from the mount and put the full tank in its place. Attach the hose carefully. Once that’s done, turn on the new tank’s supply valve.
The next step is essential: light the gas on your RV’s stove for 10-20 seconds. This serves two purposes. First, it fills your RV’s gas lines with propane gas. Second, it purges the lines of any air pockets. This enables the appliances to run properly and safely.
If you notice your propane-powered appliances running irregularly, check the connection from the hose to the propane tank.
Propane safety tips for RVing
Used properly, propane has an outstanding safety record. Here are some best practices for using propane in your RV.
- NEVER use propane when driving. Properly secure propane cylinders on the exterior of your RV. Do not store them inside the RV when driving.
- Install propane leak detectors in your RV, especially near your gas stove, along with carbon monoxide detectors.
- Know what propane smells like. The odorant added to it gives propane gas a rotten-egg or skunk-smell odor. If you detect this in or around your RV, don’t open windows, use any appliances or lights, or try to investigate the source of the leak. Get everyone out of and away from the RV and call 911.
- For added safety when connecting a full propane cylinder to your RV, put soapy water on the hose and connection and turn on the supply valve. If bubbles form, there’s a leak. Fix the connection and keep trying until no bubbles appear.
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