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Old 02-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
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Its actually a valve too... Hard to explain that the direction it point is biased for that tank till it run out (0 PSI) then flips over to the second.

You should change the black lever over so now that it biased toward the full tank. This (I think) also prevent it from leaking back on that open hose too. (guess)

I've not had a bunch of time to play with everything yet...

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:23 PM   #12
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I keep one tank open and the other closed. When I get the red indicator I shut off the open tank and flip the valve, then I open the second tank. Just remember to fill the empty one. There is nothing worse than having both tanks empty.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #13
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You do not have to flip the lever over. The Marshall flips to the full tank. At least mine did. I think the Jayco regulator is also auto switching, but you never know which tank you are running on. If one feels lighter than the other you can disconnect it and take it for a refill. The pigtails that connect the tank to the regulator have check valves in them so you can disconnect when needed.

Also, I'm having to replace a Marshall regulator for leaking. Open a valve and the green indicator on top will show. Close off both tanks. The green indicator stay visible indefiinitly. If you see red, then you have a leak and it's time to start looking. I narrowed mine down to the regulator. No propane leak regardless how small is acceptable.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:03 PM   #14
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Hey, I think you got it! I think that is what Mopar Man was explaining. That is how I think mine works also.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:54 AM   #15
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A quick way to check you level is to take a container of really hot water and pour it down the side of the tank. Then feel it with your hand. Where the hot metal turns to cool metal is where the propane level is. A gauge is better, but this will give you a feel for how much you got (pun intended).
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:15 AM   #16
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Sometimes you'll even get lucky and have a frost mark where the propane level is at...

Or better yet...
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #17
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Auto reg

I swapped my OE reg for an automatic changeover reg from Camping World. Easy to do, even used yellow pipe thread tape instead of the white tape Jayco used and checked for leaks with soapy water.

Reminded me of when I was a kid my dad worked for the natural gas company back east. As a 10 year old boy I'd help him run some gas lines for space heaters, BBQ grills, or gas-AC.... after we'd tighten the gas line he'd check the joints for leaks with a match. Occasionally he'd have a little pop of flame that he'd blow out and fix the leak. I did it that way too until I got my first job in industry and learned about soapy water...now you buy it in a spray bottle.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #18
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Okay, so this about the 5th time I've seen this and have to ask.....
My dealer told me, under no circumstances, should I ride with the propane tanks turned on. I asked my DMV, they say you can't (CA anyway). Are people driving their RVs around with the propane on and things, like the fridge, running?
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #20
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Wow... I've been driving around with my previous RV's with everything burning... (Water heater, refridgerator, heater, etc)

But I plan on running my refridgerator when I travel...
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