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Old 06-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Bad Automatic Gas Regulator?

Something funny is happening with my gas regulator on my 2005 International. One LPG tank ran empty so I switched the change-over lever to the other tank, then unscrewed the hose from the closed empty tank.

I smelled propane and, sure enough, could feel propane escaping through the unconnected hose, even though the change-over lever was in the correct position. Closing the second tank solved the problem by halting the propane flow. Reconnecting the hose will of course stop the flow, but this is a pain as I want the LPG avaialble to the trailer while going out to re-fill the second tank.

Am I doing this right?

If there is a problem somewhere in the regulator, is this fixable (replacing seals or such), or am I probably looking at replacing the entire Automatic gas regulator? Eight year old trailer with moderate to heavy usage, perhaps this is just the normal lifecycle?


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Old 06-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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It is shot and you will have to replace it. They are not expensive.

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Sounds like your unit is bad. Regulators are not worth they liability of rebuilding and the cost of a new one is relatively inexpensive.

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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I bought a new automatic on two months ago for $43 - it too all of five minutes to hook up - works like a dream. Not worth taking a chance with propane.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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Understood, thanks for confirming!

I saw some older posts on recommended gas regulators (Marshall seems to be mentioned). There's also this inexpensive Cosco - Camco 59005 RV Propane Double-Stage Auto-Changeover Regulator : : Automotive

Any recommendations on a replacement? And should I go ahead and replace the pig tail connector lines while I'm at it?

Is it just pipe tape to re-attach the line from the trailer and the two new pig tail lines?

thanks again,

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