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Old 04-07-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Question Propane tank gauge

Does anyone know if you can get the parts to make the propane tanks display lights work inside the trailer? My trailer has display lights inside the cabnet above the stove but there is nothing on the tanks to send a signal to the display panel. The display panel works just fine.

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Old 04-07-2003, 10:17 PM   #2
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If you have not changed out your valves to OPD you should be able to get them done with sending units. If you are looking to replace the tanks, you can buy them already setup. there is a single blade connector to connect the gauge on the tank to the monitor panel.
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Thanks Brett!
I have not changed anything on the tanks. When I got the trailer 15 years ago it did not have the sending units. It's not a big deal to have the display work but I am currently polishing the outside and thought it would be fun to have everything working. I'm probibly getting carried away but do you know where to get these sending units?

My next thing will be the door bell....I know I'm nuts?

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You will be required to change the existing POL type valves over to OPD style before they can be refilled at the local LP place.

There should be a local company that can do this for you. Call around beacuse prices vary widely. Also be aware that the Alumimum tanks require a difffrent OPD than the Steel ones do. I belive both can be fittted with the gauge, but your LP guy can tell you for sure.

As to the being nuts, that is a requirement to own one in my book. I drove my motorhome almost 1000 miles round trip between thursday night and sunday night to get together with other forum members for 2 days. Nuts, yes. but worth every penny and taking time off from work to get together with others that share our affliction.
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Thanks Brett! I'll check with LP guy.
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Make sure when you get the OPD valves to check the stamping on upper part of shaft, as 99% of dealers will sell you valves for steel, not aluminium tanks.

correct OPD tubes length for aluminium are:

#20 _ 4.8
#30 _ 5.8 (not 6" as indicated on WBCCI article)
#40 _ 7.0
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