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Old 02-24-2015, 01:07 PM   #1
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Propane Gauge

How do I tell how much propane is in my tanks, other than by taking them out of their plastic storage compartment and weighing them. We haven't camped in our new TT yet, but we've spent several evening in there this winter, arranging things and just sitting, watching TV, LOL. I'm a little paranoid about how much propane is left in the tanks.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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I keep something like this in my garage and use it for my grill tank and both 5th wheel tanks: Commercial Appliances | Outdoor Grills | Brinkmann, Gas Gauge, 812-9220-S, 8"W, Brass | B1105450 - GlobalIndustrial.com
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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This is what I use. Works good.

Camco 59023 Propane Gauge/Leak Detector by Camco Camco 59023 Propane Gauge/Leak Detector
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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This is what I use. Works good.

Camco 59023 Propane Gauge/Leak Detector by Camco Camco 59023 Propane Gauge/Leak Detector
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Link: Amazon.com: Camco 59023 Propane Gauge/Leak Detector: Automotive
I have a pair of these and a word of caution, when the ambient temp is low, they will not read correctly, but if the temp. is about 40 or higher, they work just fine. I keep one tank on and the other off until the one tank is empty and then switch and fill the empty one.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:16 PM   #5
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After finding out we have a auto switch valve I leave the second tank valve closed. Better then swapping to the 5 gallon reserve on in a bath robe at 10:00 at night. Now I just open the second tank and refill in the am.
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You can get one of these.....

http://www.amazon.com/GasCheck-Propa...ZWPBS2T5Q4F304

http://www.levelcheck.com/us/
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X2 on the Gas Check. I have one of these and it works fairly well. You just need to make sure you press it hard against the tank to get a reading.
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First, thanks for all the replies! I appreciate it!

How difficult is it to take the black plastic cover off of the propane tanks?
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:17 PM   #9
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If you have similar to below, just pull up hard on cover....
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:34 PM   #10
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Yup. That looks like it. Thing is - when I pull hard on things, they usually break. lol

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