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Old 06-15-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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Propane level

Did a search and was unsuccessful...is there a relatively accurate way to determine the fuel level on the TT? If camping for sometime, I don't want to run the tanks dry and be caught off guard.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Did a search and was unsuccessful...is there a relatively accurate way to determine the fuel level on the TT? If camping for sometime, I don't want to run the tanks dry and be caught off guard.
The only real accurate way is to weigh tank empty then full.
Then weigh it during use.
Up grade to 30 lb tanks if your worried.
Or top them off before each long extented stay
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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If you have the auto changeover regulator, most do, you aim it at one tank, but can open both. Then every day or so you check the indicator, if green, still on the same tank. If black, that tank it is empty and the regulator has switched tanks. Move the pointer to the the now "current" tank, remove the empty and have it filled, and replace. No real gauge to tell that I know of. Lot of "gimmicks", not no real way to tell short of removing the tank and weighing it. It has the weights stamped on the top ring.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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Boil a cup of water, pour down the outside of tank. Because propane gas is cooler than the air in tank. condensation will form on outside of tank to reveal gas level.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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The water trick will only work if gas is being used. Best done with the the water heater on, and or furnace running. Won't work if no gas has been used in a while.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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I have used these
they stick to the tanks
accurate to a point at least

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this one should work well

GasWatch TVL212 Propane Level Indicator and Safety Gauge
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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These gimmicks don't work as well as they promise.

The gauge one gives about 5 minutes from green to red even in BBQ use.
As stated, the tape on side one requires large propane use to show a reading as it uses a similar process as the water on tank technique.

I use the "manage till empty" technique Windrider uses.
Simple but effective and have always had heat at night.
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I turn on (1) tank at a time. When I run out I turn on the other tank. I am (Never) completely out of propane. Youroo!!
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I turn on (1) tank at a time. When I run out I turn on the other tank. I am (Never) completely out of propane. Youroo!!
X2 I don't trust myself to remember to check the automatic changeover.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Thanks guys. I do have 30's and auto regulator. Our maiden voyage is 9 days long so I should be able to get acclimated to the system.
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