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Old 12-16-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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really cold here in georgia and thinking about this product.
couple questions i haven't seen addressed:
can you conserve a full coach tank and run only on the outside tank.
how about attaching to coaches that have a electric solenoid as the shut off.

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The Extend-a-stay is installed before the regulator and solenoid cut-off... Turn the valve off on the main tank and it will run off the tank attached to the extend-a-stay.


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I have had one on for several years and agree with Rick.

One difference on mine is that I added a quick disconnect fitting to the extend a stay. Just makes it quicker and easier to hook up, and no, there are no leaks, I've tested it with a sniffer and soapy water.
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Attach the Extend-a-Stay as Rick pictures. Keep the main tank valve turned off if you are running off the auxiliary tank, and keep the auxiliary tank turned off (or disconnected all together) when running off the main tank. If you keep both valves open, the tank with the higher pressure will backfill the one with the lower pressure. Then both tanks will draw down equally, and the will both run out at the same time.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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extend a stay

thanks for the replies.
the reason for the electric solenoid shut off is the tank and the manual
shutoff are under the center of the coach and are not accessible - unless you are willing to crawl under the coach.
the only practical way to use both tanks would be to install the valve on the down stream side of the solenoid.
any experience with that method.
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To answer the first question: Simply turn off the manual tank valve and no gas can come out of the tank.. Don't matter which tank. you only need one valve open.

The second: If the electric solenoid valve is connected to the tank via the standard POL type connector common on Motor home tanks and if the leads , hoses and such, allow you to move it a few inches to the right (so as to install the Extend-a-Stay) then yes

If you have a POL fitting (Tank fitting) between the solenoid and the regulator and room to install the Extend-a-stay, than again YES. but you will loose the auto shut off when using the external tank.

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