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Old 10-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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New to using propane on trailers

I just got a 2012 Steath trailer not too long about and was wondering about the propane regulator..




I see the knob spins and it has green/red on the sides (is that saying ones full ones not, or what does it mean?) and do i keep the knob there? or do i spin it?

Im a total noob to this stuff

I also did fill both tanks, but right now both tank values are closed..
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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The Green dot tell you which tank is being used; Red dot tank is not in use. The center glass will be Green indicating the tank you are using has gas or Red to indicate the tank is empty.

Turn the knob to change tanks as needed.
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I let myself run out TWICE before I figured out that stupid thing:
Learn To RV: Understanding my Automatic Propane Changeover
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I let myself run out TWICE before I figured out that stupid thing:
Learn To RV: Understanding my Automatic Propane Changeover
Operator error, the regulator/control is not a stupid thing, it is a mechanical device and has no intelligence.
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Turn the knob to change tanks as needed.
Its an automatic change-over so you don't need to turn the knob to change tanks. It will draw from one, then the other. You just have get used to the way those indicator dots work, so you don't run out. The directions on the tag on mine explain how to reset the indicator after you take off the empty and refill it.

I also found that a little confusing - but the auto switch is really nice feature.
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Operator error, the regulator/control is not a stupid thing, it is a mechanical device and has no intelligence.
You know the joke - build something idiot proof and they go and build a better idiot?

I'm the better idiot when it comes to all things mechanical!
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You know the joke - build something idiot proof and they go and build a better idiot?

I'm the better idiot when it comes to all things mechanical!
I'm right along side of you!
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The tag attached to the regulator (shown in the picture) describes how the switch works and how it automatically switches over to the full tank when the first one is empty. When you see red you know it's time to get the empty tank filled. Anyhow, read the tag and you should be all informed. Good luck.
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If you've got a cover on your tanks you might want to consider this mod:

Propane Tank Cover Mod
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Thanks for all the info guys!
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If you've got a cover on your tanks you might want to consider this mod:

Propane Tank Cover Mod

I have a cover on it, but its only the front have, the back end is all open..
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