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Old 12-12-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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gas bottles

It was suggested to me to only turn on only one bottle of gas at a time when you are traveling and when that runs out turn the other on then fill the empty, that way you will never run out of guys, example if you have both turned on and do not check on them you may run out of gas while you are cooking etc. Is this a good idea? By the way i have NEVER TT camp so take that into your thoughts. Any suggestions about what to do to make camping easy is appreciated.

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Old 12-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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That was the procedure I followed when I had two tanks on my travel trailers.
It paid off because my dual regulator developed a leak and I only lost one tank of gas.

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Now with the automatic tranfer regulator (which I'm new too) suppose to transfer to the new bottle and alert you by changing the display from Green to Red and allow you to disconnect you bottle and refill while the other is in use...

As for the old school system like my old 76 Dodge Jamboree had I had one tank with a gauge and the other without. So I started on the tank without the gauge and when it ran dry I would trade over to the gauged one then I knew when I was running low...
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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I would guess that a regulator developing a leak to be very rare in fact this is the first one I have heard of. They do get stopped up on occassion (mostly be oil residue). I have used the automated regulator for somewheres around 35 years and have only had one go bad on me about ten years ago. sure beats having to jump out in the weather in the middle of the night to switch tanks (and clear any air out of the lines if necessary). When the red flag appears turn the pointer to full tank and you are ready to remove empty tank
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IMO the only real advantage to only opening one cylinder is when having empties refilled. Then only if they charge a flat-fee for refilling (if both cylinders are open, the regulator will change over when low pressure is detected-not empty), if refilled by the pound it makes no difference.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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Doesn't make a lot of difference how you do it. I keep both tanks open when the furnace is running because it's not much fun to go outside at two in the morning to change tanks. I check mine often and it's easy to see when one is empty.
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I see no reason to not take advantage of your auto changeover regulator. You check (or should) the air in your tires before a trip, and once a week if you are out for any length of time (we're retired and go for months at a time)...next time you do, check the air in the tires and the gas in the tanks by looking at the indicator. Takes only a minute and by using the auto changeover regulator for what it is intended, you won't run out of gas in the middle of the night, in the middle of the bar-b-que or while enjoying your LPG Campfire in a Can

Check the air, check the LPG; that simple.

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If you have the Auto Changeover regulator, both tank valves have to be opened for it the work properly.


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