Originally Posted by donanddona
I thought the auto change over valve eliminated the need to switch tanks in the middle of the night? Leaving the second tank closed eliminates the ability of the auto feature? I'm not understanding....
Yes it will, but unless you check the auto switch valve on a regular basis you'll find out when both tanks are empty. When I run out of propane, I only have one empty tank.
As to needing to switch in the middle of the night, we are usually on shore power when camping so the Fridge/WH are on A/C and if its cold we probably have a space heater running in the bedroom. I'll open the other tank valve in the morning while coffee is brewing.
On a very cold night where I wanted the furnace to run a bit for plumbing protection, I filled the tank we'd been using from prior to that trip, or switched to the full tank before I went to bed.
Everyone has their own way of doing it and it's not wrong if it works for you.