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Old 08-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #21
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That is on a 2007, very strange? I had a 1995 model and it is 'auto'.
Maybe not so strange. Have a friend who used to have the exact year/model as mine and she says hers was manual. They now have an auto on their new 5er.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #22
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Just talked to the original owner and was assured it's an auto. Hmmmmm....
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #23
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Just talked to the original owner and was assured it's an auto. Hmmmmm....
Well I'd believe him to not being very truthfull.

The valve you have pictured is 100% manual.

I guess its only automatic if he tells someone to switch it for him !
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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!
So true! I just couldn't convince the DW to go out and turn the other one on that night either
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #25
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Well I'd believe him to not being very truthfull.

The valve you have pictured is 100% manual.

I guess its only automatic if he tells someone to switch it for him !
Original owner bought it new in 2007, kept
It in perfect condition until I bought it from him a few months ago. Very nice old guy...but not very knowledgable about his TT.

He told me the a/c was 13,500 BTU. Sounded strange to me cause few dealerships in OK order that small one given our hot summers. So I called Forest River, gave them the VIN and they said it was definitely a 15,000.

So , for me, checking with the original owner isn't always helpful...
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #26
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Test that puppy !!

With 1 tank empty, turn the knob to the empty tank, see if the green indicator in the knob turns red, and if you still have propane in the camper.

Also, if you can find a make and model number on the regulator, do an internet search and see what you can find out.
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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!
Oh yea, been there, done that on my pop up. Crawling under a bunk end on a cold, rainy night made me put an auto on my pup. I have one on Rocky, too. I check the indicator at the end of every trip and have never been surprised.

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If the arrow is pointing to the empty tank and you have both valves on it will draw from the full tank and the indicator will show red. You flip the pointer towards the full tank and you can remove the empty tank and have it refilled. I have the same unit and that is how it works. I usually have them both on and have the pointer towards the Door side of my fiver so when I walk by I can check it when I see red I then know to remove that tank and have it filled when I return from filling I flip lever toward filled tank then when I return from my trip I stop by my propane dealer and have both tanks filled and ready for next time. I have done it this way for 35 years and have never ran out yet!
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IMHO Not using the full capabilities of your propane auto changeover regulator is like getting up out of your Lazyboy chair and manually changing the channels of your brand new 3D HDTV instead of using the remote ! Just sayin'

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Put a window in your gas bottle covers and it's easy to check.
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