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Posted: 08/09/19 05:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buying a regulator and tee valve will cost just as much or more then the auto changeover regulator. Just buy a direct replacement auto change over regulator and use it like you have been.

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Just buy a direct replacement auto change over regulator and use it like you have been.


X2!! No need to make this any more complicated - K.I.S.S. and simply replace the aged auto changeover regulator with another and be done with it. The OP isn't alone, many of us choose to run our regulator manually, running just one tank at a time 'til it empties then manually switching to the second tank. Not once have I ever had to get up in the middle of a cold, rainy night to switch the regulator over to the second tank. And so what if it did ever happen, it's not like death is on your doorstep if you do go outside! [emoticon]


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Check here and then order from your local dealer.


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And so what if it did ever happen, it's not like death is on your doorstep if you do go outside! [emoticon]


Exactly; I’ll take that risk! [emoticon]

Thanks again, everyone.


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Woodtroll wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

And so what if it did ever happen, it's not like death is on your doorstep if you do go outside! [emoticon]


Exactly; I’ll take that risk! [emoticon]

Thanks again, everyone.


Except for bears and cougars [emoticon] Send your dog out first!

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Except for bears and cougars [emoticon] Send your dog out first!

https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/b........unches-bear-in-a-northern-b-c-encounter/


Haha! Yes indeed, some places are riskier than others. We do have an increasing population of black bears that cause nuisance problems in many of the places we stay, but the most persistent animal problem we usually face is entitled raccoons that believe they should have access to our locked wooden food box! They get kind of grouchy when they can't get in, amd sometimes tear up things in apparent spite. [emoticon]

There are rumors of mountain lions here in the Eastern Appalachians, but no proven populations.

Safe camping, sir, and thanks again!

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Posted: 08/09/19 11:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any automatic regulator will run fine with either cylinder turned off. No need for something special.
I recommend Cavagna brand regulator and pigtails if spending money.


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I would thing any good regulator with a tee on the input side would do what you want. Just close the valve on the MT tank before open the full.
My Dad liked the auto change, but had a issue with his old camper. When the valve switched, the fridge would go out sometimes. He decided that while the tank was off being filled air would get in the line. When air bubble got to fridge, food warms. He put a tee in just ahead of regulator and a small valve to outside. Hook up fresh filled tank, close valve on other, open the new, then the little valve for just a second or 2. Open valve on the other tank, make sure drawing from the right one...

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I have a buddy who is very mechanically inclined and has owned trailers for at least 20 years. He noticed a slight propane smell from my trailer and told me the auto regulators are known to leak unless you keep both tank valves open.

We didnt discuss different brands. Was just a quick tip he told me.

Actually as im thinking back now i can remember if he said both HOSES need to be attached.....or if both tank valves need to be open.

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