EzyTrail Camper Trailer Gas Modification You Need to Know

Do you own a EzyTrail camper, or any other camper trailer, and would like some gas modification on it?

In the video below, we show you how we have modified an EzyTrail camper to delete some pain points for our customer.

The Request

This is an EzyTrail camper, the Albany GT Mark 2. The owner came to us and said, “Look, I’d really love to have the barbecue out here.” So when the storage compartment door is open, he’s got access to the fridge and everything and still like to have the barbecue to be able to hooked up there, tool less. So, we’re going to try stick a bayonet in first because it hasn’t got one there at the moment.

The other thing he wanted us to look at was the hot water system set up on the side of the camper. At the moment, when the owner puts the boat ramp back, he hangs his hot water system on. Then he’s got to get the bottles from the front of the unit, bring it over, hook it up with his tools, and get the thing flying. So he’d asked, “Is it possible to whack a bayonet in here somewhere?” So he can just plug it in with quick connect straight into the hot water system, plug the water in, and then he’s up and running, ready to roll. We’ve just got to run a new line through all the chassis, and make sure it’s sleeved, to protect it from the rocks and everything, and tee up under the front.

The Solution

We had to remove the gas main, pull it right out, and disconnected it from the regulator, so we could weld the tee on. We also installed the gas bayonet. It’s got its own little gas plug, so that just needs to be taken out.

The Barbecue

To hook the gas barbecue up is quite easy. All you’ve got to do is grab the super long hose that we’ve got him, just wind it out. Then just grab the bayonet end, pop it into the bottom of the bayonet.

Now, remember, there’s no gas that’s going to come out of the hose, even with this dust plug removed, because it’s a quick connect fitting. Just slide it into your Weber, pull the ring back slightly, and clip it on. Now she’s connected. Open your wings up, flare it up, and there you go. She’s cooking with gas. It’s super easy.

The main reason he wanted it out here is so he could access his fridge without having to move the barbecue. So that’s really easy, stacks of room, you can still walk around and everything. So, good success.

The Hot Water System

For the hot water system. Just grab the hose for the hot water system. It’s a slightly shorter one as it doesn’t need the length. It’s best to keep them as short as possible. We’ve run a new gas main all the way around over, locks into this bayonet here. It’s got its own little dust plug. Just pop that out, put your gas bayonet link in, give it a slight twist. Now, here’s a quick release fitting. No gas is going to come out of here with this, even with the dust plug in there.

When that boat load is out this way, and the hot water system hang on, click straight in, you’ve got gas to the unit, and then he’s got a plug in here for the water to sort it out.

We hope that all makes sense, and makes it super easy, and get rid of those pain points on this EzyTrail.

Are you interested?

So we’ve got a large workshop.

Now many years ago, Ben worked as a plumber at a company called Heeshen Shipyards over in Holland. Now they build these luxury aluminium super yachts. It was there he was taught how to tig weld because he had to make up brackets sometimes where there weren’t any support for the pipes that he was putting in. So it’s very easy for him to fabricate brackets to hold bayonets or water connectors or something for your caravan or camper, to protect them from branches, bushes, or just to support them.

So if you, like us, live in the best city in Australia, and you would like an extra gas bayonet put in your caravan or need to fix a gas leak. Or you just need the gas certified on your camper or caravan. You might even be thinking, “Oh, I wouldn’t mind having a little hot water system plumbed in, or an extra water tank!” Give Beautiful Plumbing a call. We’ll be happy to help.