8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

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Re: 8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

Postby m.glisson003 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:47 am

I need some help with my propane lines. Currently I have 3 appliances that require propane. The furnace, cooktop, and water heater. The cooktop has a built in regulator but the furnace and water heater do not so I’ll have to make sure I install a low pressure regulator for those. Anyone have any pro tips for how I should run these lines? I was thinking of having one line with a regulator ran from the front of the trailer underneath and up to a central point. From there I could branch it off and have 3 separate lines go to each appliance. Does that make sense or is there an easier way to go about this?


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Re: 8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

Postby hankaye » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm

m.glisson003, Howdy;

You might want to take a trip to one of your local RV repair shops or even a Propane dealer
to see what their recommendations might be. You as an end user may not be able to purchase
some of the components for this phase of your build.

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Re: 8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

Postby McDave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:04 am

Looks like you can get splitters but would need regulators for each appliance.
https://www.amazon.com/Stansport-Outlet ... 4042&psc=1

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Re: 8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

Postby kawierider » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:52 pm

How about using a splitter like McDave posted: block off extra ports, use a regulator directly in one to provide. Gas for low pressure needs, then run one line to your appliance with a built in regulator?

I’m not sure what threads are used on propane: but I’m sure a block off port is commonly available

**nevermind- I just read the ad. That is a pretty slick setup! No block off needed!

Here is another option https://www.amazon.com/KIBOW-Y-Splitter ... th=1&psc=1
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Re: 8.5 x 24 Toy Hauler Cargo Trailer Conversion

Postby Gizmox413 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:29 pm

Do you have any more pictures of how to install the toilet? It looks like it will sit away from your tanks. I'm in the same situation. I was thinking of raising the floor to run the pipe underneath to the black tank.



m.glisson003 wrote:Time for another update! I’ve made a lot of progress.

I got a water inlet hatch installed. This should be the last hole I’ll have to cut on the trailer.
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I built a base for my shower pan so the plumbing can run underneath it. Those hepvo traps are amazing. Only require 1/8 slope per foot of run.
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Got the two walls framed. One of them will be in the bathroom and serve as a shower wall and the other is the wall that separates the bathroom from the rest of the trailer.
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And I’ve got the fresh water tank installed! It’s a 45 gallon tank. I used 1/4 aluminum flat bar and bent it around the tank and then just bolted it on top of the floor joists. So that the plywood floor will sit flat I notched out where it sits over the tank mounting.
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