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Old 02-07-2004, 04:48 PM   #15
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This isn't a bad idea, but there's one thing to watch for: A new tank is good for 12 years after the date stamped on the collar. Now, when you do an exchange, make sure that the date on the collar gives you as much time as possible before recertification. IN other words, if you trade in a tank, but the tank is only good for a few more years, then you haven't made that good of a deal for the long run.


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True, but the attendant let me "shop" for the newest tanks, one was just under a year old, the other was brand-new.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:34 PM   #16
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Just bought a pair of new Worthington 40 # tanks. They each took 8.4 gal. or a 89% fill. I guess that the OPD's prevented the full 9.43 gal. fill.
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:45 AM   #17
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Just bought a pair of new Worthington 40 # tanks. They each took 8.4 gal. or a 89% fill. I guess that the OPD's prevented the full 9.43 gal. fill.
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Yes, the OPD keeps you from filling past 90% capacity to allow for expansion from heat.
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:46 PM   #18
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It can sure smell bad !!
You can say that again! I've been sprayed badly with propane on a number of occasions, usually caused by a faulty one-way valve on motorhome tanks. It takes days of hanging clothing outside for the stinch to go away!

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Old 04-21-2004, 10:29 AM   #19
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I found this thread interesting. I ordered a new regulator from King Supply. The price ($40 with shipping) was a lot less than the local discount house ($60 without tax). Is a two stage automatic switch-over with level indicator, cast metal body, made by Marshall Gas Controls. Looked like a good deal, just passing it on if you need or want a new regulator
Has anyone else purchased this Marshall Gas Controls regulator? Other than not being rebuildable, it appears to be a decent unit at a fair price.

There is no direct link to it, but here is the picture from kingsupply:
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:33 AM   #20
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Tom, you will find some interesting reading at http://www.airforums.com/forum...egulator+burst
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:08 PM   #21
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Nick,

Thanks for the heads up. Now I am in a quandry:

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I had the marshall regulator on my 2002 Safari (built in November of 2001) fail on the way to WBCCI international in June of 2002. Since it was Friday afternoon, and we were in a small town in Minnesota, I was lucky to get a replacement so that we would have heat and refrigeration for the next few days. Ours was not the only failure on the caravan. Out of 20 units, we had, as I remember it, some seven or eight failures. One member of the caravan had a failure at the rally in Michigan before the caravan left, and replaced it with a new unit. It failed on the way, and had to be replaced again. Mine was returned to Airstream who reinbursed the cost of the replacement as it was still under warrenty...
InlandRV sells the Fisher regulator that "Airstream used for years", but apparently not anymore. I may end up buying it, but $165 plus shipping is kind of high. Yes, I know not as "high as I could get blown up", but still...

Would anyone care to recommend a reliable regulator?

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Old 04-21-2004, 02:22 PM   #22
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How many of us still run their original regulator?

I had my tested at the propane dealer and I check it for leaks once in a while, but it's still going strong.

I asked the dealer about whether I should replace it or not and he said I could, but it's a $200 regulator. Then he asked, 'what kind of trailer is it on?' When I told him an Airstream, he said 'Oh, that's why then' ;-)
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Old 04-21-2004, 03:26 PM   #23
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I keep a bottle of commercial grade leak check and use it on the propane system often. The regulator does not need to be replaced on a time basis, if it's broke fix, if not leave it alone. The old Fishers are far better than what is available to day.
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:34 PM   #24
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Old propane should be just as good as new propane. (It's all just a few million years old anyway.)
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I like the way this person thinks~!! You are so right Lynn, I got a few chuckles out of that..

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Janet's Husband; I keep a bottle of commercial grade leak check and use it on the propane system often. The regulator does not need to be replaced on a time basis, if it's broke fix, if not leave it alone. The old Fishers are far better than what is available to day.
Even tho I deemed it time to replace my regulator when I installed the new tanks and connecting hoses..I kept that 'ole Fisher' just in case.
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