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Old 09-03-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2017 Rockwood HW296, can I put something on the tanks to see how much propane is in them?
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:18 PM   #2
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I know they sell stickers that you can put on the side of propane tanks, I certainly can't pouch for the accuracy. They do have gauges you can purchase as well again, I can't vouch for the accuracy.

I do own a gauge I've never put it on. :-)
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:28 PM   #3
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I just purchased a 2017 Rockwood HW296, can I put something on the tanks to see how much propane is in them?
Best thing is to weigh them.
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The collar that protects the value will be stamped with the weight of the tank when full of propane
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:33 PM   #5
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I just purchased a 2017 Rockwood HW296, can I put something on the tanks to see how much propane is in them?
Here's one of many threads on it....

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...el-174031.html
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:34 PM   #6
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There are several "Gauges" that you can get to indicate how much LP you have left in the cylinders. It all depends on how accurate you want them to be and how much you want to spend.

From the simple sticker strips that Grnsl2 mentioned to the AP Products Tank Check system that's Bluetooth compatible.

I wouldn't waste time with the little gauges that screw into the tank valve because LP vapor pressure is pretty stable right up until the cylinder is almost completely empty.
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Old 09-04-2020, 08:51 AM   #7
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I just purchased the mopeka electronic guages they so far work awesome they are blue tooth compatible so you can use your phone to check the amount of propane
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You can put hot water and your hand on the cylinders, if you want to save money.....or weigh them,but that requires unbolting and removing the tanks.

You can pour hot water down the side of the tank from the top and feel for the temp difference with your hand. The liquid propane inside the cylinder will be cool, and you will be able to tell where the level is by the temp difference between the air space and liquid propane level inside the cylinder
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Or just run on one tank until it runs out, then switch to the other one. Not elegant, but simple.

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You can put hot water and your hand on the cylinders, if you want to save money.....or weigh them,but that requires unbolting and removing the tanks.

You can pour hot water down the side of the tank from the top and feel for the temp difference with your hand. The liquid propane inside the cylinder will be cool, and you will be able to tell where the level is by the temp difference between the air space and liquid propane level inside the cylinder


Exactly what I do. Fool proof.
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