update... but not exactly solved...
So, the next morning after my original posting on here i decided to swap the tanks to see if the other side would work. Well, to my surprise the tank which i had just had refilled 2 weeks earlier was as lite as the empty one. I thought this was not a good sign.
So I bring both tanks to be refilled. $48 dollars later, i get back home and hook them up.
The red indicator goes away on the changeover valve, but now i can hear propane leaking out of the hose where the collar screws onto the cylinder. I got a bottle of soapy water and began spraying. It appears that BOTH sides are leaking where the brass fitting attaches to the hose closest to the collar that screws onto the tank.
What i dont really get is, I've had this trailer for about 6 months now and this previous time that i had the propane filled was the first time I had taken off the bottles. It seems that if they had been leaking , it would have been empty long before now. I was thinking that by wiggling them around when i took them off last time perhaps that's when they developed the leak. Anyone agreeing with me here???!!
next problem.... Water Heater;
The water heater has been running on electric for about the last 3 weeks and working good. So after all this fun with the propane I decided to open up the compartment for the water heater to check for a pilot light. I DONT SEE ONE.
I turned off the electric to the water heater this afternoon to see if it would kick on once the water temp. drops but i just checked it and I dont see a flame. and yes the switch on the inside is in the on position.
So, does it filter on and off as the water needs to be reheated? not only the main burner but the pilot also??
I'll check in the afternoon to see if the water is hot after having the electric switch off since yesterday and i'll guess that will answer my question.