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Old 03-15-2014, 04:06 PM   #15
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I cant pour water in the storage area. And im not talkin about stickers. Im talkin about the actual inline gas gauge that u put on the tank valve lol I dont lik stickers cause if the tanks not level ur reading could be off
As mentioned, an inline gauge doesnt really work because the pressure remains constant right up until 30 seconds before you are empty.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:10 PM   #16
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As mentioned, an inline gauge doesnt really work because the pressure remains constant right up until 30 seconds before you are empty.
Ah. I guess ill just do the shake test. No need in buyin fancy gadgets or wasteful items
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Ah. I guess ill just do the shake test. No need in buyin fancy gadgets or wasteful items
Yup, tanks in coaches are usually horizontal and have a float gauge mounted in the side ... no pressure gauge.
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Haha! (Same as LOL). ;-)

My 4 pounders were $40 each. Dont need no gauges, no big tanks, no Extend-a-stay, can easily move to the neighbors site for a cookout or to the other side of the MH to block the wind, etc. Easy-peasy!

Would those perhaps be 4 gallons instead of4 pounds?
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Would those perhaps be 4 gallons instead of4 pounds?
Not my tanks but 4.5lb (1 gal) is a readily available portable propane tank.
They are typically just called 4 pounders.
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Not my tanks but 4.5lb (1 gal) is a readily available portable propane tank. They are typically just called 4 pounders.
True that. They cost more now but still worth it for the ease and portability.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...b-1-gal-/56052
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We have had 3 trailers with remote monitors on the 30 and 40# vertical tanks. Why can't the manufactures offer this again? The floats in the tanks worked well.

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Not my tanks but 4.5lb (1 gal) is a readily available portable propane tank.
They are typically just called 4 pounders.

OK, those are the ones larger than the "Coleman" type bottles. They look like a minature 5 gallon tank, no?
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Ah. I guess ill just do the shake test. No need in buyin fancy gadgets or wasteful items
That's right, so just use the warm water method. It has worked successfully for many years.
BTW, your tank storage area must, by DOT law and/or RVIA rules, have an open bottom to prevent the pooling of any escaped propane vapors.
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OK, those are the ones larger than the "Coleman" type bottles. They look like a minature 5 gallon tank, no?
Click the link. Yep looks like a 20 pounder. Takes 1 gallon. My last fill was $1.85. The savings over the little bottles is immense, pays for the 4 pounder in short order.
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I have a 2013 Pleasure Way EXCEL TS that has a gauge on the LP tank that goes from Empty to Full. Was on Full when I bought it and is about Half now after using several days/weeks (Ref and heater). There is a shut off valve and refill connection also. I don't have to pour water on it!
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That's right, so just use the warm water method. It has worked successfully for many years.
BTW, your tank storage area must, by DOT law and/or RVIA rules, have an open bottom to prevent the pooling of any escaped propane vapors.
The bottom of my storage area isnt open. Neither is my buddies. The door is vented though
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Our 09 Heartland Sundance 5th wheel had a built in 'Cat's Eye' indicator on the auto switch over regulator that worked well. (slowly changed from green to orange)
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The Truma looks cool and I may get one as well but don't you have auto switch over? When I was TT with 20# bottles I always carried an extra in a tank foot and checked my switch over device daily. When it went red I switched the lever over and pulled the empty bottle and put the spare one on.

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