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Old 05-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Gages read empty always

On my '95 Excella, the Fisher reg propane indicator shows empty even when the tanks have propane.Is this an indication of a reg failure or another problem. Also would appreciate recommendations for reg replacement.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Are you getting 12volts at the tank? How is the ground?

I replaced my regulator with standard dual automatic switchover. Go to local RV store and convert to generic fittings and regulator.. or call the AS folksnin NJ.. I hear they are good folks.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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I just replaced the original regulator on our '95. Don't know what for sure brand it was, but it was gray and I think it was a Fisher. In our case, it was switching tanks correctly but would never indicate that the tank was empty. Sounds like yours is failing the opposite way - it always indicates empty.

When I pulled it off, I discovered that the edges of it were splitting badly. That's probably where the leak we smelled was coming from.

I got a new regulator from PPL. It's just a standard two-stage regulator with auto-switchover. Works great, though I had to modify the bracket a bit to install it - the shape is a bit different. Also, the indicators now face down, so I use a mechanic's inspection mirror to determine whether the tanks are empty or not.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thanks you all for answering. I am replacing it from vintage trailer supply.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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An added info I learned was the BTU rating; from 160,000 to 400,000. I bought the 160,000 BTU unit and hope it will supply all the needs. Will find out when I hook it up.
Thanks again for your answers.
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