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Old 12-03-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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How do the dual propane tanks function?

How exactly do the dual propane tanks function? I have a "dial" that can point to either tank or be pointed down in the middle not pointing to either tank.

-is there a way to have one tank go first and then it starts on the second tank w/o having to switch the "dial"?
-if the dial is pointed at one tank, is that the only tank it draws from?

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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The valve on my camper also has an indicator on it. If I point the dial to the road side tank and it is full, the indicator is green. It will only pull propane from that tank. Once that tank is empty, it will switch to the curb side tank and the indicator will be red. Indicating that the tank the dial is pointed at is empty. I them switch the valve to the curb side tank and refill the road side tank and the process starts over again.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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So you have both tank valves open? And it pulls from the tank you point at and then it will pull from the second tan?
Do you know what it does if the dial is pointed down in the middle of both tanks?
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The regulator on our x23b does switch to the other tank when empty. On the switch are red and green indicators showing if a tank is empty.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:24 AM   #5
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Fairly easy. Don't overthink.

Leave both tanks open.

Set the pointer to one tank and leave it there. The window will show green. That is your primary tank.

Use propane as needed and check the window from time-to-time.

When the window shows red, flip the pointer to the other tank.

Refill the tank that was the primary tank.

When you use up the current one, switch to the refilled one.

Repeat as needed.
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Thanks. Do you know what happens if you poing the dial down toward the road which would be inbetween each tank?
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:34 AM   #7
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Thanks. Do you know what happens if you poing the dial down toward the road which would be inbetween each tank?
DON'T!

Choose a tank and run with it.
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Got it. Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:01 AM   #9
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Since you can't get a answer as to what happens when the pointer is pointed downwards I would suggest that you get the make and model of the regulator and do a search for the manual for that regulator And if and when you find the answer Please post it so the rest of us can be better informed I am sure that this question will come up again
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bedrck46 good advice.
The regulator information should came with the map you received with your Jayco.
Otherwise take of the mfg. name and model number of the regulator and search the web for a manual.
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