How To Connect a Coleman Stove To RV Quick Connect (Adapter)

It is a matter of convenience. Many people do not like messing with those small 1-pound propane tanks that Coleman stoves like so much. They look for different connection methods to make lighting and cooking on their stove a lot easier and more convenient.

One method you can use is the Sturgis quick connect hose and T fitting. Put the fitting on the stove then connect the hose to the quick disconnect port and you are done. Make sure to follow all instructions that come with both parts.

To learn more about this topic, just continue to read our article. It is filled with the information you want to know about so you can use your Coleman stove with your RV’s quick disconnect system. Take a few minutes to see how this information can help you.

Connecting a Coleman Stove To RV Quick Connect


One of the important things you need to know about is that you cannot have 2 regulators on the same gas line. One is enough and when you put on the second one, you will find out that your stove is not receiving a lot of propane, if at all.

To make the connection you will need to remove the Coleman regulator from the stove and hook the hose directly to it. The other end of the hose is already connected to a low-pressure regulator so you won’t have to worry about that aspect.

To make the hose connection, you will need to find and install the right adapter. These should be found wherever propane supplies and accessories are sold. Or even at different sporting goods stores that sell propane stoves and parts.

You should be able to find these adapters or fittings on Amazon but the key is whether are they compatible with a Coleman stove. That may take some research to find the appropriate fitting to go with the new quick disconnect hose.

This system should work with the older Coleman stoves that do not come with a quick disconnect hose already like the Coleman NXT Voyager.

Convert a Coleman Stove To Low Pressure


This is not a problem and it is done all the time by different Coleman stove owners. They have a nice new RV with a quick disconnect propane system. They make the switch because they do not want to buy a new stove or for some other reason.

The way to do this correctly is to remove the regulator on the Coleman stove first. Then you separate the regulator from the brass tube connector. When you do this step, just loosen the brass fitting with channel locks, etc., then unscrew it the rest of the way by hand.

The reason you do this is that you do not want to lose the spring or the back flow stopper from inside the brass fitting. You need those two parts to remain inside the fitting.

Next, you apply a little compound to the threads on the brass fitting that is part of your conversion kit. Once the compound is in place, attach the brass fitting to those threads. Make sure the spring and back flow stopper are still in place.

Then tighten to snug plus 1/4 turn. Return the brass fitting to its original connection at the stove and tighten. Once that is in place and tightened, attach the hose to the other end.

Next, attach the quick connect end of the hose to your RV’s quick connect port and test for leaks. If there are no leaks, then you are done. If there are leaks, then go over your steps to find where the leak is and seal it up. You may be able to use more compound to seal that leak.

These instructions came from the Converta- C instruction video found on YouTube. It is a simple process to follow and should only take you a few minutes to get done.

There may be other conversion kits on the market you can try instead if this brand is one you do not like or prefer.

Coleman Stove Low-Pressure Adapter


On some Coleman stoves, more recent versions have been redesigned by the company. That redesign has removed a port where you could have put a simple adapter and have your connection done in a minute or two.

The system is now more complicated as screwing an adapter onto the 1-pound port is said to be the incorrect option. The reason it is incorrect is that the port is designed for high-pressure sources, not low-pressure ones.

Plus, you would be going through a second regulator if you do that. Your adapter needs to bypass that regulator and port. You can watch the video below to get all the instructions on how to bypass that port and what fittings you need to make the new connection.

So far, we have not come across other adapters than the Sturgis and Converta-C we have already mentioned. Most people buy their own fittings and create their own adapter as there does not seem to be one made for the Coleman stoves.

You can check with the Coleman store to see if they sell one but we have not seen that part come up in any of our searches.

Coleman Stove Regulator Thread Size


This company makes a variety of stoves. They have long gone past the old rectangle green stove they made back in the 60s. What that means is that their stove models may have different size regulator threads.

We checked this store that sells Coleman parts and they list at least 4 different thread sizes for Coleman regulators. The first one on the list is a 19/32” thread size.

The next one on the list is 3/8” male and female thread size while the third one listed is 3/4” size. The last one we checked was 1/2” thread size. The key to finding the right regulator with the correct thread size that you need is to check the model of Coleman stove you own and its serial number.

Then go to that link or wherever Coleman parts are sold and find the regulator size that matches. Or you can talk to a Coleman dealer and see what they have to say. They should be able to tell you the thread size with no trouble.

You may be able to find the right thread size on Amazon. They have numerous regulators on sale at that marketplace. They have hoses on sale as well.

Coleman Stove Won't Pressurize


The main source of this problem will be a leak somewhere in the system. The first place to look will be the O-ring. If it has worn out, then propane will find a way to escape through that part.

Make sure to carry a backup O-ring just in case your current one wears out. That will spare you a lot of time searching for where to buy one near you and then going to get that small part.

Another source could be that you are out of fuel. When there is little to no fuel left in your tank, the stove will not pressurize and won’t light. It is not hard to check to see if you are low on fuel.

Just unscrew the tank cap and look. If it is low, then refill the tank and put the cap back on tight. Also, check your fuel pump as well as the filter to make sure they are clean and not damaged in some way.

If they are, you may need to replace those parts. Some times, you may just have a loose connection, and the fuel escapes. Double-check to make sure all your connections are snug and that there are no leaks in the system

Quick Disconnect Hose For Coleman Stove


There are some hoses out there that are compatible with Coleman stoves. They are not always easy to find. This hose option- Coleman® Roadtrip RV Quick-Connect Kit- was found at one location.

We did not see it on Amazon and maybe that is because this hose only fits the LX, LXX, LXE, and TABLETOP 225 Models Only. There are generic adapter hoses on Amazon and you would have to do some research to find if they are compatible with your specific Coleman stove model.

Some people have suggested that you can use the Camco 90-degree brass tee to make the connection to a built-in quick disconnect system. Others just make their own and seem to have a lot of success doing it.

Some Final Words

Converting your Coleman stove to a quick disconnect system is not that tough. It should only take a couple of minutes to make the adaption. The tough part is finding the adapters and fittings that are compatible with the Coleman ports.

The key to making this adaption is to remove the regulator from the Coleman stove no matter the model. You can’t have two regulators on the same system.

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