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Old 01-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Propane Tanks

I have a 2011 RLTS 5er. Does anyone know if this model has a switch that automatically switches from one tank to the other when the first tank becomes empty? There is a manual lever switch and an indicator that shows when the first tank is empty. If I my model does have the automatic changeover, can someone explain how it works?
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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If you have a switch, I`m thinking you have the autochangeover. I do not, and I have no switch only a teed gas line to each tank coming from the regulator. I found a link from another forum that can explain how the autochangeover works, better then I can. BTW, this guy knows his stuff.


http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f7...ned-10560.html
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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Thanks. The switchover valve in the photo looks like mine. The discussion on how it works was really helpful. You are right, the guy who wrote the article is really good. I appreciate you for pointing me in the right direction.
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Don I have the auto switchover... HOWEVER I only open one tank at a time.... as I always forget to look to see if a tank has run dry... much easier to go out and open tank #2 and go back in than to run out while cooking breakfast and have to go search for propane...
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Seann, I do the same thing. One is always used for a backup.
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Good point Seann and Clutch. Thanks for the input.
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Don I have the auto switchover... HOWEVER I only open one tank at a time.... as I always forget to look to see if a tank has run dry... much easier to go out and open tank #2 and go back in than to run out while cooking breakfast and have to go search for propane...
I carry a spare tank when I am parked for the winter in Texas. I check the switch over indicator each morning on my way back from taking out the trash. If needed I change out the spare and then get my empty refilled at my leisure. That way if I run out one tank and happens to be a long weekend it is no big deal.
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I carry a spare tank when I am parked for the winter in Texas. I check the switch over indicator each morning on my way back from taking out the trash. If needed I change out the spare and then get my empty refilled at my leisure. That way if I run out one tank and happens to be a long weekend it is no big deal.

I too carry an extra 30 pounder. Cold weather (single digits and teens) I check everyday. Milder weather I check them every second or third day. it has worked for me...
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Thanks. The switchover valve in the photo looks like mine. The discussion on how it works was really helpful. You are right, the guy who wrote the article is really good. I appreciate you for pointing me in the right direction.
The regulator you have is a two stage auto changer over regulator. Ideally you want to open one tank first, this is your "service tank". Make sure the lever on the regulator is pointed towards this tank. The indicator on top of the auto change over regulator should be green. Then slowly open the other tank, this is now your "reserve tank". When the service tank runs out of fuel the auto change over regulator will automnatically change over to the reserve tank. The indicator on the auto change over regulator should turn red. You then turn the black lever towards the reserve tank, close the valve on the empty tank, remove it and get it filled. When you place the full tank back in it now becomes your reserve tank and the other tank is yor service tank. Hook the full tank up, open the tank valve and the indicator on the auto changer over regulator should turn green again. When the formally reserve tank, now the service tank empites just repaet this process.

Hope this helps!
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