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Old 03-04-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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Stupid Question: Propane

My new Jayco 23RB arrives in a few weeks and I have a stupid question RE: propane. Does the Jayco Feather Light trailers come with some sort of propane gauge? How does the unit draw propane? Does it draw propane from one tank at a time? When one tank is empty do I manually switch over to the other tank? Do I need anything to take care of my propane (i.e. gauge, regulator, lock, etc.)?

Your help for a newbie will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:26 AM   #2
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Our Jay Flight SLX has monitor on the tanks but we have to switch over with simple knob turn.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:23 AM   #3
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How do you know if the tank is empty? I assume when your stove no longer works, but is there a meter of sorts that shows how full it is?
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:28 AM   #5
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In between the two tanks there is a round meter, green when full and red empty.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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I believe all the Flight series TTs are equipped with an auto change over regulator. If memory serves me correctly, our service tech told me to keep both bottles open if one was running low and it would draw from the other tank when the pressure from the primary tank was too low. There is a pressure indicator on the regulator but it really can't be used to tell how much propane is in the tank...Red indicating no pressure and green indicating pressure is present at the regulator. Only weighing the tank will tell you approximately how much propane is left in the tank.

In the two season we have had out TT (probably used it 30 nights total so far) I've only had to refill one 30 lb bottle once...and I also used it from my propane smoker at home. Using the CGs electric for the water heater and a small space heater on cold nights really helped conserve propane.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:48 AM   #7
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How do you know if the tank is empty? I assume when your stove no longer works, but is there a meter of sorts that shows how full it is?
If you really want to know the level of the propane in a tank, you can buy the Truma LevelCheck for about $70. It's a pretty cool gadget.

Otherwise if you have an auto changeover regulator, it will tell you when the primary tank is empty and automatically switch to the secondary tank. At that point, you simply make the secondary be the primary and refill the empty tank. You can do all of that without interrupting the propane service to the rig.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:14 PM   #8
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Many of the TTs now are setup with an auto tank transfer. You need to point the regulator to the primary tank, then IF the secondary tank valve is opened too, the regulator will auto transfer to the second tank, when the primary runs out.

As stated above there is a red/green indicator to tell you if there is gas in the primary tank. I only open one tank valve unless I think that tank is getting low. There is no warning if one tank runs out.
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BTW, There are no stupid questions as they say!

Nope, no stupid questions. But there can be stupid comments and opinions lol....

Our trailer has no gauge to let u know how much propane u have. It does have a valve that u can turn to switch between tanks....
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:29 PM   #10
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You will get for sure answers, but mine has a fitting and gauge for both tanks simultaneously. If both tanks are on, it will switch automatically when the primary empties. You then have to go manually turn the knob to the 2nd tank and it will work without missing a beat. I haven't emptied one tank yet, so didn't try it out
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