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LPG Query

I have a Tribute 669 with an underslung LPG tank.
Recently returned from a trip where I had an issue with the gas. This is a new vehicle MAY 19
Problem was the gas pressure suddenly became variable , from flaring up suddenly to very low pressue and then going out altogether, it then seemed to fix itself BUT then happened again next time I used it.

Anyone any ideas why this should happen, it had previously been ok
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Maybe a fault in the regulator or the cooker. Either way just have it checked out.

The problem is likely to be that if it's intermittent the mechanics or whoever won't be able to replicate the problem and therefore won't be able to offer any certainty as to what's caused it or how to fix it. Keep your phone handy and video it if it happens again. Half the time with intermittent faults I get the impression that because they can't replicate it they don't believe it happens and dismiss you as some kind of nutjob.
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Back to the dealer as a matter of urgency would be my advice.

Canít be too careful when it comes to gas

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If the tank has been even slightly overfilled and liquid has been sent into the regulator, it could be contaminated and cause diaphragm damage. Possibly a new regulator.

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Welcome to MHF.

Everyone's advice is good, particularly Mrplod who advises you to go straight to the dealer you bought your van from. A warranty repair is free.

You don't give your approximate location, but if you are lucky enough to have bought from JohnsCross Motorhomes in East Sussex they will have you back on the road in no time.
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Just as a matter of information - when filling with LPG you should NOT keep going past the first cut-off of the pump. They stop at 80% fill for safety reasons and you shouldn't try to squeeze more in.
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We used to get LPG from the local station here, but it is now calling it Auto-gas, a few Km. away the station says auto-gas LPG. When I check to see where the nearest LPG station is Google gives me all the stations that say Auto-gas. Bit confusing for this old gal.

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All the same thing. I think one company used 'Autogas' as its brand name for LPG and it has stuck in some peoples' mind, like Hoover for vacuum cleaner.


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All the same thing. I think one company used 'Autogas' as its brand name for LPG and it has stuck in some peoples' mind, like Hoover for vacuum cleaner.


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Thanks Geoff, on a second enquiry to Google I found my answer and deleted the question, to late because you had already spotted me

Nice for it to be confirmed though.

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Where did you fill your tank?
Where were you using it and encountering your problem?

The reason I ask is that Auto gas sold for use as road fuel is a mixture of Propane and Butane and I understand that the percentages of Propane is changed with the local temperatures.

If you filled the tank in a moderate climate and then were using it in a very cold climate (below 3į) there is the possibility the problem you had was one of the regulator freezing momentarily.

Propane should always be used for cold climate domestic use where the container is outside and unprotected.

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Where did you fill your tank?
Where were you using it and encountering your problem?

The reason I ask is that Auto gas sold for use as road fuel is a mixture of Propane and Butane and I understand that the percentages of Propane is changed with the local temperatures.

If you filled the tank in a moderate climate and then were using it in a very cold climate (below 3į) there is the possibility the problem you had was one of the regulator freezing momentarily.

Propane should always be used for cold climate domestic use where the container is outside and unprotected.

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I have no problem John, my tank is empty and I have to refill before I go home on Sunday. I am sure the mix will be correct here at this time of year.
I also think we have a different winter diesel and the washer water is ready mixed to cope with -30į C
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