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Old 01-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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extend a stay plus auto switchover?

We have a MH that we keep heated (45) during the winter so we can go out on "warm" days. I have an extend a stay system and use 20# bottles on the storage pad. When a 20# bottle gets "low", I switch to a full bottle. I searched for an auto switchover valve but was not able to find one without a regulator. The extend a stay is feeding into the MH before the regulator. I don't believe I can have 2 regulators in series or can I?
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:59 AM   #2
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No. Put a tee and quick disconnect on the outlet side of your regulator and you can backfeed your coach with the autochangeover. Then if you want (but you dont have too) you can shut off the MH tank.

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply gasman. To be sure I understand, I will put a "T" in the MH manifold and have a quick disconnect at that point. The 2 tank with a auto switch over will feed into the disconnect when needed. The MH tank can then be shut off. The gas feed form the 2 tank set up will not have any effect on the back side of the MH regulator. Am I correct?
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Correct as long as your auto changeover is putting out 11 inches of water column pressure (std "house" pressure) your golden. Your coach regulator will be held "closed" by the pressure from the change over
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Great!! That is what I will do. Thanks for the help.
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I also did the same thing in our 370TS, but I think I did a lot more work. I actually put the tee in connected to the electric valve, but added a cut off valve to each side. I was afraid of a back feed. I then attached a separate regulator mounted under the home with 60 inch hoses. If I use the outside regulator I close of the MH valve and the added gas valve (just to be sure). If I use the MH tank I close off the valve going to the outside regulator, and open the others. I have it set up to just disconnect the line going to the outside regulator when the MH is moving. More work, but it seems to be working okay.
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Yep that works, You can never have too many valves :-)
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