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Old 12-08-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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dual tank gauges

I have the dual tank set up with a single gauge that is very hard to read as the glass is aged. Rather than replace the dual inlet and control as a whole, anyone suggest a gauge I can add?
What about the magnetic strips that go on the side of the tanks do they work well?
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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Are you perhaps refering to the automatic change-over indicator? If so, the regulator/indicator unit is not expensive and the recommended change interval is 15 yrs. If yours is the standard Fisher regulator, then the date is stamped on the big hexnut on the regulator.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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I just ordered one for $33 from rvwholesalers
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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thanks I will check that mine is certainly that old I would imagine.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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Gauge

Here are photos of the Fisher gauge on the dual changeover.
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any way to replace just the gauge or the glass cover.?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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The question becomes why is the window not clear? If there is contamination from water or other degradation from the inside, which I assume is the case, then there is cause to consider replacing the unit. Fisher no longer makes the equivalent, nor do they supply parts because they phased the unit out in 2004. Personally, I like the old Fisher design, but alas it is no more. Rego makes a nice unit that mounts in a similar fashion so that the change-over indicator can be seen from inside the trailer. The rub is that it costs about twice as much as the one commonly carried by RV suppliers. When/if you change the regulator, consider replacing the pigtails that connect it to the tanks. They age too. All of the set-ups work in a similar manner. They are two stage regulators to give accurate pressure control in the supply line and they have two important features: first, when the pressure in the tank you have selected as the supply tank with the hand valve on the regulator runs low, the unit automatically switches to the other tank; second, the regulator shuts off the empty tank line so that it may be removed for refillling without disturbing the supply from the remaining tank. It is prudent to check that the empty tank line is truly shut off when you remove it, since dirt or wear in the change-over may allow it to leak. If that is the case you might need to put a cap on the line or shut off the remaining tank while you get more fuel.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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sun damage to the surface of the lens on the gauge
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I Need a Regulator Too

I wondered why my dual tank regulator was not working properly. A dealer installed the new regulator a few years ago when the system was upgraded to the new LP tank valve/fitting. Come to find out the regulator is not a dual tank auto switch-over... Doh! Even though I had the automatic regulator in the old set-up, the dealer replaced it with an inferior unit that I have to manually switch from tank to tank.

Regardless, if I purchase a new unit from RV Wholesalers, do I buy the "bulk" regulator or the "regulator kit"?

Alan, did you find a solution to your problem? A new regulator at ~$35 does not sound too bad.

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Old 01-02-2007, 08:30 PM   #10
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well I have seen them but not bought one yet. The regulator and changeover works fine its just the gauge that is hard to read, so I am hanging for now.
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