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Old 12-11-2015, 09:40 PM   #1
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Dual propane tanks 1998 Tradwinds

I recently purchased a 1998 Tradewinds with two propane tanks. When I went to get the propane tanks filled I found that the top tank is mounted where the fill valve is above the compartment door opening. The propane dealer could not get his fill fitting on my tank. It appears that they would need a 45 degree adapter. What have you experienced??
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Replace the upper tank fill with an angled one.

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Double Check Filler Valves for Forklift, Motor Fuel and RV Tanks 7647 Series
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This would be better no draining of tank.

90 Degree Propane Fill Filler Valve Extension Adapter 1 3 4" Acme motorhome RV | eBay

Also available in 45°.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/45-DEGREE-PR...3D191130398995
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Thank you very much. I hope that this helps others also. Gotta Luv this forum!
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Dual propane tanks 1998 Tradwinds

I havent refilled mine yet since i got it, but this def helps me as well! Thanks!

I do have a question related to this that i didnt find on the manual. Are these tanks seperated for different functions on the MH? For example, is one tank dedicated to the generator and the other one for refri, stove, and heaters? I ask because one shows full, and the other 1/3, and my generator shut off but stove and heaters work.
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1998 Tradewinds dual tanks

I have driven a '98 Tradewinds for many years. The angle valve on the upper propane tank was already installed when I purchased it. I assumed it came from the factory that way. Since yours does not have one, just purchase one and screw it on. Mine came from the factory with one tank plumbed to the generator and the other tank plumbed to the house. One of the first things I did was to buy a hand full of fittings and a shut-off valve and modify the propane plumbing. I can now run the generator and/or house from either tank. If you use the generator very much, you will find that it empties that 23 gallon tank rather quickly. With a few adapters you can conveniently get to the propane in that other tank. I generally run both the house and the generator from the same tank until it goes empty. Then I switch to the other tank and remember to refill the empty tank at a convenient opportunity.

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I was told

I was told that one tank is for the generator and the other supplies the house appliances.


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I havent refilled mine yet since i got it, but this def helps me as well! Thanks!

I do have a question related to this that i didnt find on the manual. Are these tanks seperated for different functions on the MH? For example, is one tank dedicated to the generator and the other one for refri, stove, and heaters? I ask because one shows full, and the other 1/3, and my generator shut off but stove and heaters work.
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I have driven a '98 Tradewinds for many years. The angle valve on the upper propane tank was already installed when I purchased it. I assumed it came from the factory that way. Since yours does not have one, just purchase one and screw it on. Mine came from the factory with one tank plumbed to the generator and the other tank plumbed to the house. One of the first things I did was to buy a hand full of fittings and a shut-off valve and modify the propane plumbing. I can now run the generator and/or house from either tank. If you use the generator very much, you will find that it empties that 23 gallon tank rather quickly. With a few adapters you can conveniently get to the propane in that other tank. I generally run both the house and the generator from the same tank until it goes empty. Then I switch to the other tank and remember to refill the empty tank at a convenient opportunity.

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Thanks for the tips. I will look into plumbing both tanks together.
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