One of the most important parts of an RV is the liquefied petroleum (LP) propane system. Really, motorhomes and travel trailers wouldn’t be motorhomes or travel trailers without them as they provide warmth, as well as power to appliances.
Propane is a great choice for fueling RVs because it has a very low boiling point compared with other fuels. That means that it boils and turns into a vapor as soon as it’s released from its pressurized container, making it easy for your appliances to use it. With other fuels, a carburetor or other vaporizing device is necessary for usage.
An RV’s propane system is made of up four main components: the pressurized tank of propane, the propane regulator that controls the pressure of the propane as it leaves the tank and enters your system, the tubes that connect all of the components, and the appliances themselves that are the propane’s destination. Problems with any of these four components can be potentially dangerous for anyone inside your RV.