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« on: June 17, 2012, 09:57:30 AM »

 I am new to popupexplorer.com. I just bought a 1994 Rockwood 2080. It had the old style propane connection and I have the new style tank on it. How can I connect the two, so I can use the propane? Any suggestions on what I should be searching for online to connect the two?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 10:36:29 AM »

Nothing, the OPD tanks have both the old style POL internal threads and the new ACME style external threads.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 12:42:29 PM »

The new style LPG cylinder should have the needed internal threads for the old connector.  If I remember correctly they are left handed threads so you turn counter-clockwise when inserting.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 01:51:43 PM »

The new style LPG cylinder should have the needed internal threads for the old connector.  If I remember correctly they are left handed threads so you turn counter-clockwise when inserting.
That is correct.  The older style connector (POL) is left-hand-threaded.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 02:22:55 PM »

+ 1, to all three responses above.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 05:44:57 PM »

I looked at it and it does have internal threads, but the it appears they are not the same size and the threads won't fit in, or they are blocked from fitting. I will have to look again at it. Thanks for the replies.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 10:53:48 AM »

you can get a new line from bottle to regulator for about $12.00 I need to get 2 but haven't used up fuel in old tanks on my 88 starcraft constellation
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 11:06:25 AM »

I looked at it and it does have internal threads, but the it appears they are not the same size and the threads won't fit in, or they are blocked from fitting.

POL threads are reversed ... turn your fitting counterclockwise to tighten it to the tank.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 01:46:09 PM »

I figured it out. It was a little snug and had to get free on the fitting. Once I broke it loose, it screwed in fine. Will now have to get the tank filled and make sure all the propane areas work properly. Thanks for all your help!
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