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Old 10-04-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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Propane tank gauge:

i NEED TO REPLACE THE TANK GAUGE ON MY 1985 WINNEBAGO 30 FT CHIEFTAIN. ALL ADS FOR NEW GAUGES SPECIFY FOR " AFTER 1995"?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? WHY CAN'T I USE a newer model gauge or has
there been some significant change in the later gauges?

mine is hard to read..............

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Old 10-04-2015, 12:28 PM   #2
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I haven't been successful in answering this question on line, you might take the RV to an LP dealer and have them look at it. Are you talking about the gauge on the tank itself or the level indicator inside the RV?
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It's probably because the connector port threads of the old(er) tanks are different than the newer style, propane companies have gone to. I remember needing to exchange older 20# BBQ tanks for newer style, but don't exactly remember when, but '95 time frame could be correct with what you found when looking for gauge.

I was thinking about a propane gauge just yesterday and need to look at my '84 Prowler 30# tanks to find the Manufacturer Date/Year that should be embossed on them at the top handhold ring. It is used and don't know if PO did any tank/regulator swaps when he did restoration on it, to sell.
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It's probably because the connector port threads of the old(er) tanks are different than the newer style, propane companies have gone to. I remember needing to exchange older 20# BBQ tanks for newer style, but don't exactly remember when, but '95 time frame could be correct with what you found when looking for gauge.

I was thinking about a propane gauge just yesterday and need to look at my '84 Prowler 30# tanks to find the Manufacturer Date/Year that should be embossed on them at the top handhold ring. It is used and don't know if PO did any tank/regulator swaps when he did restoration on it, to sell.
Yes, the direction of the threads changed when the portable tanks were upgraded, but that shouldn't influence the small threaded port on the built in tank for the gauge. As I said, I think it's time to go to an LP dealer and see what they say after inspecting the tank.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:15 AM   #5
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Propane tank gauge on the tank.

Thanks to all, i will check with my RV dealer as well as
the LP gas supplier and let you all know.
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