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Old 04-12-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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Propane tank questions

We just got a Columbus 320rs, it has 3 propane tanks 1 on back side and 2 on door side. 1 on back is pinging for some reason. I am also curios which tanks run what?
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:25 AM   #2
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The Columbus is a relatively new 5th wheel. I think they have been made for about the last 4 or 5 years. New 5th wheels always try to 'one up' the competition. I am surprised it has 3 propane tanks. Does it have a built in generator? If so, maybe that is why it has 3 tanks.

I don't know what the pinging is. If you turn the vavle off does the pinging stop?
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My trailer also has the 3 tank set up with no generator. All 3 are plumbed into the regulator and then feed all of the propane appliances. I turn off the single tank and run off of the dual tanks until they are empty, then switch over to the single and get the dual tanks filled. If you don't have a generator, I'll bet you have the same set-up. Can't help with the pinging.
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For pinging, try turning off the offending tank, remove the hose like you were going to fill the tank to relieve the pressure in the hose, then reconnect the hose to the valve and this is the important part, open the valve very very slowly. New tank valves come with an excess flow valve that will shut off the propane if the hose breaks. Its this excess flow valve that is pinging.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:33 AM   #5
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Thanks to all will try turning off and hooking back up.
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