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Old 02-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #15
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So, Mr. Riddle, Is my theory bunk? with the main switch off /battery button, wouldn't in theory nothing have to be "reset?" Just fill bottles?

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:07 PM   #16
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If I were in your shoes...

I think that after spending as much as you have invested in that great rig of yours....I'd go over, with it, and park in the selling dealers face for a very long check out and walk through. It sounds like they short changed you in that area.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:14 PM   #17
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...Is my theory bunk?...
that's not really a theory.

it's more of an idea or notion or really SMALL notion...

like a notionette'

but the answer is revealed here...

the theory on ideas or idea of theory?

are u sure you've got HOW the kill switch works sorted out?

really sure?

just wait till it's a really WARM day to fill the tanks...
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ok a TAD more seriously, there may STILL be air in the gas lines...

even with the juice cut to the gadgets.

so after reconnecting the tanks, ALL the appliances may TRY to light and fail 2nd to air in the lines...

and u r back to the reset issues.

of course there IS a way to circumvent/purge the air in the lines BEFORE it gets to those gadgets...

and that's covered in the advanced course NEXT semester.

"please insert another quarter into the slot" speaks zoltar...

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Old 02-16-2010, 12:11 AM   #18
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AirsDream Has It.

I agree with AirsDream. Unless it is cold, those two tanks will last a long time. The other thing that seems evident to me is that if you are that concerned about those tanks being full...then spend a few bucks, fill them and have a relaxing trip.

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:46 AM   #19
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Hear, hear! You can almost always allay anxiety by throwing money at the problem, and that's often exactly the right choice.

I'm just cheap, so I try not to do that ... but it usually works. The propane delaers are mostly all ready, willing, and able to fill those tanks right on up.

But I'm also somewhat belt and suspenders, so as 2air noted, I almost always carry a twenty pound tank (sometimes two) in the bed of the truck, with suitable hoses and adapters, so I CAN run the trailer off of it (or them) if need be ... and also run the Weber grill and the genset if I want. Gives me flexiiblity. And because of being paranoid, I've never run out of gas. And don't expect ever to do so. 'cause I'm also lazy and would hate to have to stop what I'm doing ... like fishing or drinking a cold beverage, to go into town somewhere to buy gas!
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #20
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Shane, As a new(in October) 28 foot International owner, take it from me ...fill your tanks before you go.

We left on a trip from the Midwest to Florida in January with 2 full 30 tanks and I figured they would last the whole trip. The switchover must have performed flawlessly because I found myself in Ft. Wilderness at Disney World with no propane at 9 PM -34 degrees-and a very cold spouse. Had to go find a convenience store that carried those 20 pound tanks-WAYYY outside the park.

Only took about 15 minutes to hook back up and bleed the lines -simple- but took a little while to quit beating up on my self. My spouses smirks didn't help.

Take along that spare 20 pounder... it makes life so much easier.

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:56 AM   #21
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See, this is exactly what I mean about only using one tank at a time ... that way you'd have KNOWN that you were on tank two and that it was time to refill.

Separate but related topic: if you're in a campground with 30A electric, and I'd assume Disney has that, you'll save a lot of propane $ and trips to the tank refill station, by running a small electric heater. Two weeks ago I got caught in six degree weather, and my little Pelonis heater kept my 23 footer warm enough, without running the furnace at all except for a few minutes to warm it up upon parking. 'Course, if you've got water in the tanks and lines, you will need to run furnace in temps much below freezing, in order to keep from bursting lines, etc. (I kept the A/S winterized and didn't have water in the tanks when I knew it was going to be that cold.)
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #22
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Wait a minute

Do you folks keep your tank valves open at all times. I travel with the valves turned off. Then when I open them after I stop for the night, I look at the indicator to see if it is red or green, if red I know immediately that I have an empty tank. After it is refilled, I switch the regulator over to the other tank.

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:42 AM   #23
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Do you folks keep your tank valves open at all times....?
hi bill

you betcha!

i believe in passing gas all along the route...

besides, many of us are RUNNING the fridge on gas while in route...

((another 100 threads on this issue and the many dangers...))

and/or turning ON the furnace occasionally or the water heater while mobile...

along with frying a cheese sammie at the rest stops.

you folks with OLD units that happen to live where the weather is always perfect...

have other issues.

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:04 AM   #24
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We had a small heater going , BUT my wife was wanting it warmer. I learned on the trip back to keep one of the tanks closed and only turned it on when the first ran dry again.

I read it all on the forum before I left, but most times you have to experience it for yourselves before it finally sinks in.

Lesson learned. My head can only hold so much info, that's why the forum is one of my bookmarks on my iPhone.

Now all three tanks are filled for the next trip in a couple of weeks.

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:12 AM   #25
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hi bill

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you folks with OLD units that happen to live where the weather is always perfect...

have other issues.

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You mean this type of weather. New Years Weekend 2009.

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good stories folks but...

how often are you kids running out of automobile fuel while travelin' ?

that stuff that makes the tv go?

in 30 years of 'streamin i've never run OUT of lp completely,

but i'm sure willing to learn HOW to do this.

with the newer tanks and streams we've got 2 gauges (tank and wall)

and green yellow red lights FLASHING over the galley to signal the lp supply.

so one REALLY needs to work at it to run totally OUT of lp...

i suspect that underlying this for MANY owners is the vague fear of dealing with the propane tanks...

that whole worry/fear thing about leaks and Xplosions and so on...

may lead to AVOIDANCE as a tool for dealing with lp.

so one way to overcome this is to fiddle with the tanks MORE often, get familiar with the system and use this stuff.

learn about the smells, HOW the opd valves work, carry a spray bottle of soapy water and so on...

this includes learning about WHERE to purchase the least expensive fills and sorting out the gallons vs pounds thing...

in short LEARN MORE ABOUT PASSING GAS...

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #27
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I do it the way Airsdream does, I like to know when I have an empty tank. Mine are 40# but will only last 4 to 5 days per tank in 25-30 degree weather. As soon as a tank goes empty I get it filled.
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i suspect this thread will eventually be useful here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ake-21672.html

then again, maybe not.

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