Originally Posted by sideout1961
Just looking for advice or ideas on any devices out there to monitor the levels on my duel LP tanks. The panel in the camper doesn't have this option. Just looking to take the guessing game out of the equation.
I often wished for a way to monitor the levels in my 30 pound bottles. Retrofitting my 30 pounders with gauges is out of the question.
Additionally, they don't work all that well as I have one on the 20 pounder I use for the BBQ. My experience has been that by the time the internal pressure drops "into the yellow" you won't have enough time to finish the steaks (JK
I found that the automatic switching regulator coupled with a daily peek behind the door is the secret to effective cylinder management. As soon as I see the regulator switch to the "reserve" tank (red pops up), I switch over; pull the empty bottle; and get it serviced. You have to look to see the gauge in any case.
The only time I got caught with 2 empty bottles was when the heat quit because I left on the camping trip with a partial (almost empty) bottle and the full one selected as Primary. I had some trouble getting the gas to flow before we left and while switching back and forth to ensure solid gas flow from both bottles, lost track of which one I should be feeding from. My mistake caused us to be pretty cold that night.
If I had a motorhome with a permanent 50 or 100 pound tank; I thought they came with a propane level monitor...
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