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Old 10-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #21
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Some of y'all are making this more complicated than needed.

The system is designed to switch between two open tanks. There is a gauge that reads whichever tank it is pointed to. When that one empties the regulator switches to the other unit automatically and shows empty on the gauge.

Turn that tank off, turn the switch to the other tank. Take the empty tank and have it filled. Hook the now full tank up and turn it on. When the other tank gets empty it will switch to the now full tank do it all over again. I check the tanks once or so a week, Iíve never run out.

We shut both tanks off when we get home, turn them on when we get ready to head out.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #22
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I don't have a regulator like that. Seems like they draw down at the same rate
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:25 AM   #23
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Look up the model you have on the internet for a manual if you don't have one.


An automatic regulator like that makes life much simpler, they cost around $50. Look at the one in post 15.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #24
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I will be making some phone calls
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:18 AM   #25
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Some of y'all are making this more complicated than needed...
Very true. Sometimes, though, you find interesting things off in the weeds -- and other times just chiggers and poison ivy.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:48 AM   #26
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RVer-Bill,
Not all new Jayco travel trailers come with an automatic changeover regulator.
I have a 2015 Jayco 24FBS that came with a manual changeover.
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BTW, I tap the tanks to give me an idea of how low the propane level is. It's not an accurate guage, but better than nothing.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:33 AM   #27
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Some of y'all are making this more complicated than needed.

The system is designed to switch between two open tanks. There is a gauge that reads whichever tank it is pointed to. When that one empties the regulator switches to the other unit automatically and shows empty on the gauge.

Turn that tank off, turn the switch to the other tank. Take the empty tank and have it filled. Hook the now full tank up and turn it on. When the other tank gets empty it will switch to the now full tank do it all over again. I check the tanks once or so a week, I’ve never run out.

We shut both tanks off when we get home, turn them on when we get ready to head out.
This doesn't work for some of us. I have OCD with Alzheimer's and can't remember to check the tanks. Out of sight out of mind. So I keep one shut off until it runs out then switch to the other tank and get the empty one filled. I have never run out of propane this way either as I always have a full tank. I think part of the point is if one has both tanks on and lets the system transfer automatically then one may wind out out of propane unexpantantly. Of course that will happen at the worst possible moment like in the middle of the night during a snow storm.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #28
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My experience with Marshall automatic changeover propane controls has been very positive for the last 13 years; in that time, I've had two different trailers each with the same type Marshall automatic changeover controls. I always leave both tanks on and simply check frequently the green/red indicator. So far, it has switched over without fail.

It looks like Marshall is no longer making them, someone else is according to this ad:
X2. I leave both tanks on and just check the indicator. When it goes red, I switch the lever over to the other tank and go fill the empty one. Never had a problem.
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X2. I leave both tanks on and just check the indicator. When it goes red, I switch the lever over to the other tank and go fill the empty one. Never had a problem.
I check for the red indicator each time we park the trailer at home after trip. If it is red, I flip the lever and take the empty tank to get filled.

Now if I could just figure out why you have to purge the air out of the line if the camper sits for 3-4 weeks with the gas turned on, but none is being used. No the tanks don't empty, but the fridge won't light unless you bleed the air out of the line with the stove.
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RVer-Bill,
Not all new Jayco travel trailers come with an automatic changeover regulator.
I have a 2015 Jayco 24FBS that came with a manual changeover.
Poppy
Yeah many of the Jayflights have the manual changeover regulator. Has never been a problem for me, I open one tank at time. When one is getting light I refill it.
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