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Old 06-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Question about my propane system.

Getting geared up for a weekend trip in our '11 Salem Cruise Lite and a question popped up I've been meaning to get an answer to.
I have dual tanks on the trailer and know to open both tanks when camping, but when one tank empties during usage, does the other tank automatically kick in?
There is a switch on the front which I'm assuming indicates what tank is in use.
Thanks in advance for any input..
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have a manual tank switch. You would have to turn to the tank you want. I filled my two twenties at the beginning of the season and still have one full and one 5/8s.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Most campers and I am assuming yours as well have automatic regulators. The tank that the selector is pointing to is "Primary" and the other tank is "Reserve" When the Primary runs out the tank still having pressure pushes the internal valve over (causing the red indicator to show that the "Primary" is empty) and supplys propane without interuption.

You should manually select the "former" reserve tank (to make it "Primary") while you switch out the dead tank. The new tank then becomes "Reserve" as you burn out of the now "Primary tank."

Some folks think that placing the selector to the "middle" position accomplishes something (like turn the system off) but it is not the case.

See the attached manual for the automatic regulator.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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switch only indicates which tank your drawing from, if it empties than it automatically switches to the other.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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Once again, the best place to come for answers..
Thanks a lot guys!
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