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Old 04-25-2016, 08:21 PM   #11
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Is the secondary regulator painted red? Has 10 psi out?
The original was red and the one I have know is red. We tried a different, not red one on the first replacement. I don't know the PSI.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:23 PM   #12
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Just a thought, swap the pig tails in case the shut off valve is one of the pig tails is bad.
Thanks, another idea to try. Forums are better than dealers for solving problems.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:37 AM   #13
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Is the secondary regulator painted red? Has 10 psi out?
It is red and is marked 30PSI
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:49 AM   #14
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It is red and is marked 30PSI
That should work fine, is it cold out when it stops working? Wondering if the regulator is freezing up. I have seen many heaters and propane powered generators free up in our Canadian winter (think top a mountain in Banff doing World Cup Skiing temp was -25 C with Human Windchill at -40 C)
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:15 AM   #15
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There is legal requirement to run the High pressure propane thru a secondary regulator to go to the other side of the trailer on a 5th wheel. Common setup on 5th wheels.

To answer the OP, had the same issue...changed the pigtail, red regulator and then found it was a bad check valve on the switch over regulator. Right where the hose attaches from the driver side bottle to the change over regulator there is a check valve.
To let you know, I looked this morning and didn't see what I could identify as a check valve. I noted the brand and went to Fairview's web site and found that the check valves look just like copper/brass threaded fittings but are also the check valves. I called the factory to see if it would be alright to swap those fittings to test them and I was told not to do that, but the tech did tell me that it was likely that the problem was with their regulator either the check valves or regulator itself. He wants a dealer to check it before replacing it, it could also be a crimped line. There is a testing procedure to got through and also for safety reasons they can't suggest other than a dealer work with the propane lines/fittings. I'll take it to a trusted dealer.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:06 AM   #17
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That should work fine, is it cold out when it stops working? Wondering if the regulator is freezing up. I have seen many heaters and propane powered generators free up in our Canadian winter (think top a mountain in Banff doing World Cup Skiing temp was -25 C with Human Windchill at -40 C)
I'd love to back to Banff, but not in the winter.

We started having problems in Virginia last winter in 15 degree weather. But we've had the same problem while we're in Florida in the mid to high 80's.
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I would bet that the pigtail went bad, if I'm not mistaken there is a valve inside them. I had to replace one already, then everything worked again. Key word here MISTAKEN. I have been known to be proven wrong.... But they are cheap...
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I would bet that the pigtail went bad, if I'm not mistaken there is a valve inside them. I had to replace one already, then everything worked again. Key word here MISTAKEN. I have been known to be proven wrong.... But they are cheap...
Thanks, I'll get that checked too.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:47 AM   #20
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Changeover no workee

Just an additional comment that with our TT, I have never gotten the automatic changeover to work properly. Almost always, the first tank will empty and suddenly nothing works; the valve is set for automatic changeover, but the second tank is full and nothing happens. I have to physically switch tanks in order to get things to work. At least one campground operator, when I was buying LP and mentioned this, said that in his experience the automatic changeover valves almost never worked.

Does anyone know of an automatic changeover valve that is actually reliable and does what it's supposed to do?
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