Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Using the Propane System User Manual
Using the Propane System
Use the following steps for propane operation:
- Close ALL burner valves, controls and pilot light valves.
- Open the main valve in the propane tank slowly to avoid a rush of propane vapor through the excess flow valve, causing propane “freeze-up.” Should you experience propane “freeze-up”, close the main valve and wait 15 minutes before trying again.
- Listen carefully as propane begins to flow. If a hissing noise is heard for more than one or two seconds, close the main valve and contact your dealer to have the propane system tested.
- Light the appliances as needed and directed in the appliance manufacturer’s owner manual located in the Warranty Packet.
Keep the propane container valves closed at all times unless you are using the propane gas system or are having the propane container filled.
Make sure that you read and fully understand ALL safety requirements for handling and operation of the propane system.
The propane system must be handled with care. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your dealer and/or the specific appliance manufacturer.
If you have double cylinders on your recreation vehicle, use only one at a time. Otherwise, the propane supply will be drawn equally from both cylinders until the supply has been to-tally exhausted. Using one cylinder until it is empty and then using the second cylinder will allow you to fill the empty cylinder at your convenience without running out of propane.
Cooking With Propane Gas
- Do not turn gas range burner controls to ON and allow gas to escape before lighting.
- Do not use portable fuel-burning equipment (i.e., wood and charcoal grills or stoves) inside the recreation vehicle.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreation vehicle. Proper ventilation when using the cooking appliance(s) will help avoid the danger of asphyxiation. It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for long periods of time.
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
These warning labels are located in the cooking area to remind the user to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
Calculating Propane Gas Usage
Most RV gas appliances are operated intermittently, and each has a different BTU rating. You will need to consider this when planning your propane supply and consumption. Unless there is heavy use of hot water, the water heater consumption of propane is minimal. During cool temperatures or high wind conditions, furnace consumption can be extremely high. To calculate your propane supply, take the BTU ratings for your propane appliances and divide that into the BTU availability. Each gallon of propane gas (3.785 liters) produces about 91,500 BTUs (96,528 kilojoules) of heat energy.
Propane consumption chart
The following chart provides average propane consumption information.
Traveling With Propane
Some states prohibit propane appliance operation during travel, especially in underground tunnels. Know the laws for the areas where you travel.
All pilot lights, appliances and their igniters (see operating instructions) should be turned off before refueling of motor fuel tanks and/or propane containers.
These can cause ignition of flammable vapors, which can lead to a fire or explosion.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN FIRE, DEATH OR SERI-OUS INJURY.
Use care when fueling your motor fuel tanks and/or propane containers. Make certain your propane tank is properly fastened in place.
Installing Propane Cylinder(s)
Single Cylinder Mounted On A-Frame (if so equipped)
- Connect the 3/8” low pressure hose to the outlet of the two stage regulator.
- Attach the regulator with the “Z” bracket on the center of the front wall with the vent pointing down.
- Attach the protective plastic cover to the regulator.
- The regulator has a 90° elbow that directs the inlet toward the trailer curbside.
- Place the cylinder on the bracket provided on the
- frame and position it so the outlet of the cylinder valve is pointed directly outward to the curbside wall.
Attach the 1/4” inverted flare x 24” Type 1 pigtail hose to the regulator inlet and the right-hand swivel nut to the cylinder valve.
- Secure the cylinder to the A-frame bracket using the bolts, nuts, and washers provided.
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