Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2015, 02:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Full timer,,,at Lake Georgetown in central Texas for the winter.
Posts: 426
Freetyme1....forgot to tell you.....that shroud pulls straight up and off. I could be tight if the bottles are too far apart on the bracket, but it'll slide right off of there.
__________________

__________________
Grampa Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 02:50 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCBBA11043 View Post
I'm in favor of leaving both tanks valves OPEN (isn't that the reason we have auto-switch regulators?). Doesn't take much to take a look at the visual indicator to see if it's red or green. It would take a long time to drain 30 lbs of propane so you have a lot of time to refill the empty one.
X2

Always keep an eye on them. 30 years of camping never ran both tanks out don't want to get up in the middle of the night to turn the second one on.

__________________

__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2017 Wildwood Lodge 4092 BFL
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #13
Retired Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Lowell Mi
Posts: 155
Also you may get a false reading if you have no gas being drawn and both lines have pressure like in when you are testing them.
__________________
moligney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 04:05 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 31
Thanks for all the good info. Think it makes sense now.
__________________
Freetyme1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 07:31 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 131
I have actual guages with dials on each of my tanks so I know exactly where each one is at. Got them from a friend who has a local propane business. But I know you can get them at Camping World too.
__________________
JoeNanMinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:05 PM   #16
Mddle of the Rd Extremist
 
MeepMeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 540
Like several others, I've had both bottles empty out with the crossover valve in auto. Probably not much of a problem in the summer, but we're full time and we do use the furnace quite a bit during the winter months when the heat pump/AC can't handle the chill.....for us, the valve stays in manual
__________________
Dan, Carolyn & The Bandit (1999-2015 RIP...)
MCPO (Retired)
United States Navy ('65 - '87)
2014 Cedar Creek 38FL
2013 RAM 3500 6.7L diesel DRW Crew Cab
"When you get to the fork in the road, take it....."
MeepMeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:30 PM   #17
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
One tank on at a time, I'd rather get up in the middle of the night and turn the other one on than be cold the rest of the night.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 09:09 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Full timer,,,at Lake Georgetown in central Texas for the winter.
Posts: 426
I'm with Meep Meep and Old Coot....one tank at a time.
It's too cold in January at 3 A.M.
__________________
Grampa Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,019
1 tank on at a time! Instead of the (Auto Changeover Valve Green/Red Flag) I would much rather have a Alarm go off when (1) tank is used up.I don't care if it is the middle of the Night and 30 deg! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
I would rather get up in the middle of the night and have a bottle to change over to. It’s too easy to forget to check your propane when using the auto changeover feature.

Unfortunately Murphy’s Law states: RV propane bottles only run dry between 2 AM and 3 AM.
__________________

__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 PM.