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Old 07-24-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question Propane transfer

I have a 98 discovery that has two propane tanks.one for the generator and the other for the appliances. is it possible to transfer gas from one tank to the other? I don't use the gen often and the tank is full.

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Old 07-24-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Anything is possible. What you propose would require an investment of hardware, greater in value, than the propane recovered.

Use the propane to exercise the generator one hour per month under load. That will save you the most money in the long run.

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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Maybe something simpler.....just plumb the tanks together, and then feed the coach and generator off the combined tanks. Yes, this way the generator could consume the entire propane supply, but it sounds like this is not likely to happen because you say you rarely use the generator. Even if it did, it's not like the coach would be stranded.....just no cold beer or hot dinner until the propane was replaced.....
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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We had a Tradewind that had two tanks. I plumbed them together with a shutoff on each tank. That way I could empty one tank at a time. It's easier to fill one empty tank than two half empty tanks.
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