I've no idea if you HAVE to use copper, but I've some thoughts on using it.
First is that the "high pressure" propane regulators are set at 20 psi and the "low pressure" regulators are set at 11 inches of Water Column. Which converts to something like 0.4 psi. At these pressures nearly any fitting type will work. My own preference is to avoid the use of fittings that require ferrules. I flare the tubing to either the SAE 45* std. or (more preferably, but not as common) the JIC/AN 37* std. and then use tube nuts and sleeves (if the "short" nuts).
Can not use just any rubber hose, fuel specific or not. It must be rated for propane. I can tell you from first hand experience that propane can permeate 'normal' rubber fuel hose. My use is a prototype heater for work, so this was a secondary concern over ease and rapidity of changes in the prototype. But every time we turn off the propane bottle for any period of time (overnight or more) the hose will be entirely empty and the solenoid valve at the opposite end of the hose from the regulator does not leak - nor do the various fittings (per soap test).
If you use dead soft copper tube (only version that should be used IHMO) buy Adel type insulated clamps and secure the tubing with them at a maximum spacing of 18" between clamps. Dead soft copper tube will "work harden" with motion. If it can move enough to vibrate it will work harden. When it does that it gets brittle. You can make it dead soft again, but heating all the tubing to color and then dunking it water isn't very practical in this use.
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