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Old 06-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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3 Propane bottles.......

OK, so my Columbus 320RS has a 3 propane bottle system. 2 on the curb side with a automatic regulator, and one on the street side.

So my question is (and my dealer couldn't answer at the PDI) at what order do the bottles get used up? All three appear to be hooked up and available to the propane system.

Does the system just use one at a time, or all three just bleed down as they are being used? Does the single bottle go first, or last?

I know that the double bottle system will use the one that the switch is turned to, then switch over to the second one. But it is before or after the single bottle is used?

Thanks, Sarge
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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The 3rd tank, if turned on will tie into the other tank you are using. You can use the 3rd tank by itself if the other tanks are turned off.

I leave the 3rd tank turned off and use it as a spare.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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I would only turn (1) on at a time. Youroo!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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I would only turn (1) on at a time. Youroo!!
Youroo, I only use one at a time, much better than running all three empty at the same time.
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OK, good advice, thanks.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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I would love to see the diagram on how it is Teed in.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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I leave both turned on and check the switch every time we camp. As soon as one runs out and it switches to the other tank I turn indicator towards the tank that it is now on and refill the first tank.

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Buckeyechuck is correct. that is the intended use for the two tanks. The third tank is designed to be shutoff and use as a backup
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #9
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Rog, thanks. That is the way I am using mine now.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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I use the 2 outboard ones at the same time. When the auto switch shows red/orange, I take the two outboard tanks off, get them refilled, bring them back and put the tank now in use (inboard curbside/doorside tank) to one of the out board locations, new tank at the inboard station and the other new tank on the driver/road/ODS location. Then ensure only the two outboard tanks are used, inboard one is off and just repeat the process. Yes, you have to be aware of when the switchover occurs maybe within a couple of days but that is what relaxing is all about.
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