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Old 09-20-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Third Propane Tank Question

I have a new Eagle HT (30.5MBOK) and I got the dry camping package, so it has three propane tanks. I canít figure out how the third one interacts with the other two.

The two on one side have a lever to select the primary tank. I assume the unselected tank will automatically start when the primary one is empty, although I canít find anything to support that.

I have no idea about the third one installed on the other side. Itís filled and connected. To what and how I donít know. The guy doing my PDI said itís specifically for the generator (which I donít have), but I have a hard time believing itís isolated only for that. Anybody mind explaining it to me? Thanks!


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Old 09-20-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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I'm curious to get the answer for we have the 3rd tank but it is not hooked up to anything. I just switch it out with my two that are hooked to the RV.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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Follow the hose and see if it goes to a pipe, then to the rear of the camper for a gas grill hook up. I have seen this set up before. Good luck.

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Does your unit have the generator prep package? I have a 377 North Point and the third tank is the fuel specifically for the generator. I don't have a gen so I use it to fire up my Weber and Blackstone.


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I do have the generator prep package, with no gen. I talked to my dealer today and he tells me that all three bottles are plumbed together to everything. The lever on the side with the two bottles can be used to select all three. He says point it straight up or down to select the third. Iíll check it out soon and report back if this turns out to be true.


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Ok cool! Can u also add a picture of the selector? Curious what it looks like.


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This is another example of how too many RV techs are unfamiliar with the products they are supposed to service. My Pinnacle has a 3rd tank along with a propane fueled generator. I asked the service tech about how the tank interacted with the other two. His response was "I don't know, when the other two are turned off, there is still gas to the system." Not exactly the answer I was looking for. I followed the tubing, and it appears that the third tank ties into the main gas line after the regulator for the other two. This tells me that it makes no difference where the tank selector for the other two is set, the third tank is always supplying gas. I don't see this as a problem as long as one remembers to shut the third tank off before monkeying with anything gas related. What works for me is to leave the third tank shut off most of the time. With a residential refrigerator, there is nothing which will be seriously impacted if both initial tanks run dry. I will turn on the third tank when needed. I don't know if there would be a better way to hook the tank into the system, I just wish the "experts" were a little more knowledgeable about the systems they support.

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Agreed Jim. I ended up doing some tests on my own w the 3rd tank on my NP 377 and from what I can tell it does not appear to be plumed into the main system and I do not have a selector switch to add it. I closed the 2 tanks which are connected w the changeover switch and let propane drain from the lines. Open 3rd tank and nothing happens. I basically use it now as a spare and to fire up the BBQ's.


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Jayco should know how the propane is plumbed........ask them. The RV industry comes up with new inventions and accessories..........but lack on explaining them to the consumer.
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Ok cool! Can u also add a picture of the selector? Curious what it looks like.


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