Originally Posted by tnchuck100
My solution to the "unnoticed propane leak" is never turning the propane bottles off. My camper is at my house, not a storage facility. I would rather detect that leak as soon as possible and not when preparing to head out camping. Also, with the propane always on the lines are always pressurized and all the appliances start the first time as they should. No need to purge them.
I have an automatic changeover regulator so both bottles are always on. I know some people leave one bottle off and only turn it on when the other bottle is empty. That defeats the whole purpose of an automatic changeover regulator.
My TT is right next to my barn/shop and I visit it practically every day too. My worry (paranoia?) is if a hose is damaged on the road, we won't whiff it until after we are stopped. How many miles/lbs of propane just got lost (potentially caught fire) since the damage occurred?
What about being hit by a less-than-attentive driver? (I had a 15 month old car totaled by one of those). Hose damage while the fridge flame is on? No thank you.
I'll still turn of my tanks during hitching up and turn them back on just after leveling.
The auto-changeover is an absolute godsend! My old trailer had 1 tank. It invariably ran out after dark. I had modified things so that a change to the spare took under a minute and required no tools. But then there was relighting 3 pilots and the fridge. Now, check for red every day or so when boondocking and weekly-ish when at home.