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Old 10-31-2018, 11:20 PM   #1
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Propane Gauge

My MH has a propane tank that is permanently mounted. There is supposed to be a gauge that snaps on to it, to send a signal to the control panel up front.

That gauge has 2 wires coming out of it. One of the plastic pieces that keeps the gauge attached to the propane tank has always been broken off since I've had my MH.

I was planning on getting another gauge, but now I've misplaced it.

Anyone know what model number that gauge is, or who makes it?
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Pretty sure there are only 2 types.

The snap in one, and one that is held in with small screws.
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Mine has a mickey mouse gauge on the tank outside and a vertical led ladder type indicator with the black tank, grey water, and fresh water indicators. It always reads more than the gauge on the tank. I generally figure 1 gallon of LP per hour of the generator running. I end up closer to being right than the gauge.
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Pretty sure there are only 2 types.

The snap in one, and one that is held in with small screws.
Where can I pick up one of the snap in gauges? Or, do I have to order one online?
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Where can I pick up one of the snap in gauges? Or, do I have to order one online?
Any RV or camping supply should have them.
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I'm pretty sure that my propane tank is now empty. The light that says "Pilot Out" is not lit up yet, but no hot water, & when I turn the switch on, after a few seconds, I hear a sound like when you turn the burner off from the stove.

Once I refill the tank, what is the procedure to re-light the pilot light?
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There is no pilot in modern RVs.

Although they use the same old switch, the water heaters, furnaces and fridges all use electronic spark ignition.

Once the tank is full, simply light the stove, to purge most of the lines, then turn that off and switch the other things on.
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There is no pilot in modern RVs...Once the tank is full, simply light the stove, to purge most of the lines, then turn that off and switch the other things on.
I had my propane tank filled today. Afterwards, threw the switch. A few minutes later, the red "pilot out" lit up.

I did as you said.
I lit all 3 stove burners for a few minutes, then shut them off.
Turned the propane switch on again, & within a few minutes, the red light came on again.

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Well, I can't explain it, but I flipped that switch on again and again, just to see the red light come on shortly after. I gave up last night, thinking that it just wasn't going to start up.

This morning, I tried it again. Sure enough, it started up the 1st time.

We both had a hot shower.

Now, the trick will be to see if it works again tomorrow morning.
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sounds like there was still a little bit of air in the line to the water heater. lighting the burners should of helped. next time you can try to turn it on wait a few minutes turn off wait repeat a couple times and it should light. if yours is anything like mine it is on the opposite side from the tank.
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