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Old 02-25-2015, 08:00 AM   #11
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The tank "pig tail" hose that goes from tank to regulator has a built in
excess flow preventer. These also can stick shut causing similar results.
I'm betting on the auto regulator as others have said but can't rule out a
bad hose either.
IF your rig is a few years old and hoses are stiff you'd be doing yourself
a favor to replace them at the same time as the regulator. They aren't that
expensive.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:20 AM   #12
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Correct answer,even though our switchover valve is auto I only turn on (1) tank at a time. I do NOT want to run Totally out of propane. I know we always have a Full (30#) this way! Youroo!!
Same thing here
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Correct answer,even though our switchover valve is auto I only turn on (1) tank at a time. I do NOT want to run Totally out of propane. I know we always have a Full (30#) this way! Youroo!!
X2 It sucks at 3am when both tanks are empty and your cold .
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:29 AM   #14
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It also sux when the one tank you turned on runs out in the middle of
a cold night! Getting out of bed and yanking on clothes and shoes just
to go outside to spin a valve is not fun either! Been there done that!

I open both so as to be able to stay in bed BUT I check the
little tell tale red/green window every morning to see if I'm on tank 1 or 2.
That way I don't run out and I don't have to get up in the night either!
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:05 AM   #15
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It also sux when the one tank you turned on runs out in the middle of
a cold night! Getting out of bed and yanking on clothes and shoes just
to go outside to spin a valve is not fun either! Been there done that!

I open both so as to be able to stay in bed BUT I check the
little tell tale red/green window every morning to see if I'm on tank 1 or 2.
That way I don't run out and I don't have to get up in the night either!
Most Campers are Not that diligent about checking that Little (Green/Red) gauge. My tanks are (Inside) most 5w are inside as well! Youroo!!
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:07 PM   #16
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I had the same problem with my 2011 XLR TH. Turned out there is a backflow valve in the short gas pig tail that comes out of the secondary tank. Replace this line and I think you will be good to go. Also, check all your connections for leaks with soapy suds. The red regulator on the secondary tank is a high pressure regulator. The silver or white regulator is the low pressure regulator. How do I know all this? Pain and suffering!
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Youroo has it right. Ours is supposed to switch automatically but first time we depended on it, it didn't and ran both tanks dry.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:32 PM   #18
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My changeover valve was bad from first time I ran down one tank. Bought a new one and sent old and receipt to FR factory. It was refunded. I found a better valve that is US made instead of the Italian one.
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Before ordering more parts I decided to take the far side tank, regulator and hoses apart and start putting them back together to see where the block occurs. Didn't take long. I connected the 18" pigtail to the tank and turned the gas on and no gas came out. Must be the internal valve in the hose fitting that connects to the tank. A couple of you mentioned this issue.
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Ran out of propane on DEC 26, 2013 in little rock. You might remember they had the worst snow blizzard in 25 years Christmas day 2013. Tank had switched automatically earlier and I didn't know it. Managed to wait out the cold night with 2 space heaters. I switch manually now. When one is empty I fill it.
But I did have switchover problem once. Was opening valve too fast. Now I turn so slow until I hear the gas flow then open it up. Good luck.
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