Propane Problem with 2011 XLR 30 X 12
OK. I finally have an answer to the problem with the failure of my unit to automatically switch from the primary LP tank to the secondary tank. One post suggested that the regulator was bad. This was a good answer and could vary well have been the problem. However, that was not the problem. I also was stumped by the red faced regulator on the secondary tank line. Camping World did not know what it was either. So, being stuck, I called an independent RV repair man in Supply, NC as we are camping at Ocean Breeze Family Campground and RV Park. He checked the main regulator and found it to be working properly. He then disconnected the line from the secondary tank (at the regulator at the primary tank) and found that nothing (gas) was passing through the line. He then went to the secondary tank and disconnected the pigtail from the red faced regulator and found that he could blow through the regulator and detect air coming out the end of the line at the primary tank. The only thing left to check was the pigtail, itself. It seems there is a check valve in the pigtail and there was the culprit, a stuck check valve. I happened to have a new pigtail. We put it all back together and the problem was solved- almost. When testing for leaks he detected a slow leak at the coupling where the secondary line connects to the main regulator. I took the line to the Socastee Hardware near Surfside Beach, SC. They put on a new coupling for ten dollars. The hardware guy cleared up the mystery of the red faced regulator. It turns out that red means it is a high pressure regulator as opposed to silver which indicates a low pressure regulator at the primary tank. Still don't know why there is a high pressure regulator in that location. I know this is a long story, but thought someone might save themselves some heartache. All of this ended up costing me ten dollars for the coupling, twenty dollars for a new red faced regulator ( just to be sure) and $105 for labor. It seems that Camping World would have the capacity to make-up propane lines, but they don't. They also did not have a commercially made line that connects the secondary side to the primary side. Surly, I am not the only one who has needed this item.