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Old 10-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Gator Got'er -help needed!

I had a minor encounter with a 'road gator' last night on my way home. There was very little damage, except for the regulator cover on my propane tank, and some kind of connector/sensor that was caught in the mangled cover:



Does anyone know what this is, what it does, and if, when wired back to the leads that got severed, there is a way to tell its polarity? These wires lack any difference in markings or texture, but the wires that it detached from did. Problem is, there was no way for me to tell which wire was attached where, and to where this item is supposed to be attached. Is it a grounding hook-up for when they fill my tank, or what?
Thanks for looking and for any help you can offer!!!

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It is an electrical solenoid for some type of valve, maybe a shut-off or a switch-over valve, not sure. Look for a post that will slide into the big hole.
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It is an electrical solenoid for some type of valve, maybe a shut-off or a switch-over valve, not sure. Look for a post that will slide into the big hole.
Alright, thanks. I'll go check it out. I have a vague recollection of seeing it before, but just can't place where. I've slept since then...
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I found nothing that it would fit on under the rig, within the radius of the wiring available. Got so frustrated I started tearing the carb out of my genset... Ok, maybe it was planned, but hey...
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Take a look at this thread.........



http://www.irv2.com/forums/f54/where-to-find-a-electric-propane-valve-106821.html#post995405



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Back in the "olden days" the interior gas detector was wired into an electric shutoff valve at the propane tank. That is what that is.
My former 99 pace arrow had one. my current 08 knight does not.
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Thanks- I read that thread earlier, today. I searched the site for "propane solenoid" and got that. What I am missing in the mix is a valve body, and I'm beginning to think a PO swapped it out and put a second regulator in its place. I'll post a pic in the morning when I have light to take one.
That being said, I may have to order one of those to do a proper replacement.
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Back in the "olden days" the interior gas detector was wired into an electric shutoff valve at the propane tank. That is what that is.
My former 99 pace arrow had one. my current 08 knight does not.
Thank you! I appreciate the response, also!
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