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Old 08-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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As they say- there are many ways to skin the ole cat. I leave both tanks open and usually have a good feel for how long one tank lasts. Now that I understand my switchover, I haven been surprised yet.

On edit- I'm not implying that others don't know how to use theirs. I literally didn't understand it and ran out of propane entirely before I got a grasp on mine.
I finally figured out how to use the switch, and read the dots, this year. I do it the same way you do now, and it works fine. Just have to remember to check the valve every couple of weeks.
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This is what mine looks like. So it's a manual switch, right?
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #13
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This is what mine looks like. So it's a manual switch, right?
Yep .... manual.

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #15
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Yep .... manual.

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Thanks, folks!

You can't really see it in the pic but there is a green strip in the middle of the black lever. Does it turn red when that tank is empty or in some other way give you a clue on tank levels?
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If you've ever had to get up in the middle of the night in COLD weather
and get dressed and go outside to open the valve on the 2nd tank you
might re-think how you manage your tanks!
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This is what mine looks like. So it's a manual switch, right?

That is on a 2007, very strange? I had a 1995 model and it is 'auto'.
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If you've ever had to get up in the middle of the night in COLD weather
and get dressed and go outside to open the valve on the 2nd tank you
might re-think how you manage your tanks!

I use a very small 'auto' temp space heater to 'cut the chill'..... I will not sleep in my camper at night with the furnace coming on and off at night. Furnace is shut off.
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I think this is still an auto change over regulator: open both propane tanks, if arrow is green as shown in photo, close the tank that the arrow is pointing too. Light up your stove in the trailer and see if green indicator turns red. If it does then turn switch at regulator toward tank that is in service and red indicator should turn green. Then you will know for sure......
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I think this is still an auto change over regulator: open both propane tanks, if arrow is green as shown in photo, close the tank that the arrow is pointing too. Light up your stove in the trailer and see if green indicator turns red. If it does then turn switch at regulator toward tank that is in service and red indicator should turn green. Then you will know for sure......
Good idea. May try it later, but right now trying to cool the TT down in this 90+ August heat..so in no hurry to crank up stove.

Maybe this is a hint: I now see that the guy I bought this from left both tanks open. That only makes sense it it's an auto, right. Otherwise you would keep the second tank closed until you needed to use it.
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