I woke up and I could hear a hissing sound so I went out to figure out what was the problem. I could hear that is was coming from the propane tank area. I went back in the trailer and got my hand held propane gas detector.
Portable Gas Detector
Went back out in my jammies and tested all around the tanks....I got readings that indicated that there was propane gas present. (See how on the picture it shows holding it near connections) I turned off tanks and went back into the trailer and lit the stove and let it burn out the gas that was remaining in the lines..
- Turn off tank valves when not using.
- Prior to.travel check to make sure the propane is turned off.
- With the tank valves turned off, before departure, turn on burner burn off gas present in the lines.
- Periodically use the propane detector to check around the fitting (especially after travel) to check on the status of lines
I will never stay in a trailer with propane tanks with out a detector present.
Nor will I be using the propane again in Lolita until new hoses and regulator are installed and all lines checked.