I thought i would post this in the interests of those of you that may have a travel trailer checking up on your propane main pipe.
So my trailer is pretty new not been on that many trips yet doing inspection last fall before winterizing, i noticed a number of the "brackets" (if one can even call them that) that hold the black propane pipe in place along the main I beam down the one side of the trailer, broken. In my opinion not only did they not put enough on the position of those they did permitted the long length of pipe to oscillate and vibrate and break their value engineered brackets to pieces.
This could have been a real snafu if i had not spotted it and the pipe come down while on a trip. We could have been flaming down the highway.
Here is a pic of the broken brackets you be the judge of quality.
Here is what i am going to replace them with and in better locations and greater numbers. This pipe aint going nowhere after i am done.
There will be a short piece of 3/8" rod between the two and Loctite to secure the locknuts.
But it also brings up the safest process to travel with and that has to be to let the pipes burn clear by shutting propane at the tank prior to traveling and only turning off the appliance when the remaining propane has burnt out. A pain in the rear but better safe than sorry.
So if you have a travel trailer take a peek at how your propane is reticulated to your appliances and ensure you don't have a similar issue before heading out again.
Btw all the above brackets available at your HD in USA or Lowes in Canada. Cost per attachment around $4 CDN inc nuts excl. rod.