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Old 07-25-2016, 10:58 PM   #1149
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Thanks James. One of your propane tanks should run out before the other, I assume you know. You can check which one by the arrow on the regulator knob, pointing to the active tank.
Peter

Peter to clarify. When we went to SD I kept watching the arrow, but it never flipped to the other tank. Both tanks were open and ready to draw down. I never took off the enclosure ( as our fits terribly with the jack/tank alignment) so when I got home and removed them for a refill, one was empty and the other about 35%. When I got back I asked my wife to ID the cor (I'm color blind)...sure enough it was red. The color changes but the arrow is a manual, at least that was my experience.

After re-reading the manual for the regulator I realized this is how they work. The lever doesn't turn over on it's own, it simply shows which one was he primary before it sensed no gas and the regulator changed to the other tank.

I thought about riveting a SS residential floor duplex cover with a screw out cover. Cut a whole in the cover, screw out the cap and look for green or red. Heck, I can't see the color anyway. Then I noticed that WM sells tank gauges for bbq's...about $12 per...done and done. No more guessing.

They seem to last a long time. We've only used the gas furnace and have never used the HP. It seems so noisy.


My plan since I manage tongue weight pretty closely is to start a trip with one @ 100% and the other in the 25% range ( and turned off). Since I have the gauges I can easily monitor the primary & open the secondary, then refill the primary at the next gas stop.

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Old 07-25-2016, 11:13 PM   #1150
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I honestly have not tried out the speakers. I have the TV set to send the sound back to the radio for better sound, so I have not even tried the speakers on the TV itself.

The TV and the mount on the AS should both be VESA compatible, so you should not have any issues, except for the screws themselves. My TV did not come with any and the old Samsung TV came with screws that where too long. So I had to find replacement screws, not a biggie.

My TV came with the 12v plug, I was not sure if that was going to be the case so I ordered one as well (I think it cost me $3). So now I have a spare one I am not sure what to do with. But for $3 it was good insurance.

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Juan, thanks. Sounds like the swap was easy and you have some spare parts

To the heart of the question "I have the TV set to send the sound back to the radio for better sound, so I have not even tried the speakers on the TV itself."

How do you accomplish this as this is probably how it is done for the blue ray as well.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...-153874-2.html


Some folks indicated the for BR sound thru the stereo (vs the TV), change the stereo to CD2. Is this your process or is it via the tools for the TV & BR using the remote?

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:13 AM   #1151
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My plan since I manage tongue weight pretty closely is to start a trip with one @ 100% and the other in the 25% range ( and turned off). Since I have the gauges I can easily monitor the primary & open the secondary, then refill the primary at the next gas stop.

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Yes, your summary about manually rotating the regulator arrow sounds right.

If you are not heating with propane, each tank lasts quite a while. The fridge does not burn much while boondocking, at least in moderate weather. Plus, even our new small Yamaha 1000 gen will run the fridge (and charge the batteries).

I like aiming for full tanks and using a manual log book. Given the slow rate of use, this KISS system works fine. Even in the 90's with our big cross-country trip one winter in the 25', we were fine, and we had to use the furnace a lot. But the added gauges you propose make perfect sense also!

Query -- will you have to remove the propane tank cover to read your new (stick on?) gauges visually? Or is this what you mean?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mr.-Bar-B-...Gauge/13350316

Is our propane setup pre-threaded for this?

Tanks!

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Old 07-26-2016, 09:21 AM   #1152
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Peter, yes those are the ones or at least equal. Mr. B-B-Q??? Mine must have been on sale.

Don't need to remove cover, just lift top. The connections are all good with OEM hoses. I may add an ell where it comes out of the regulator as the OEM hoses are pretty short. I had to swap the tanks side by side to make the best fit for the hoses so they don't bind. It's just the way the shutoff is screwed in, in relation to the collar handle and how the tie down bar slips into the collar handle, if that makes sense. This is likely a individual difference. I'm going to Blue today for other work and will grab a pic.

I agree with you on the use. These tanks last a long time and it's mainly furnace.

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No picture needed, I just looked at mine and understand the need to re-arrange things, given the size of that assembly.

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Old 07-26-2016, 11:41 AM   #1154
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No picture needed, I just looked at mine and understand the need to re-arrange things, given the size of that assembly.

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Peter, the hose arc is a little tight but seems to work. I may slide the tank tray back about an inch too, especially since the front of the enclosure is hard to the jack...even after I asked them to add two washers to the post (to match the one for the ground connection) so it was plumb. Previously is had a slight lean to the rear so the enclosure bracket was out of alignment.

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:05 PM   #1155
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By the TV my 20 footer has a pair of RCA cables. What I did is get a mini jack (3.5mm) to RCA cable and plug those RCA jacks into the headphone out on the TV. Then on the radio set it to CD2 (I think) and voila!

Pretty simple really.

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Juan, thanks. Sounds like the swap was easy and you have some spare parts

To the heart of the question "I have the TV set to send the sound back to the radio for better sound, so I have not even tried the speakers on the TV itself."

How do you accomplish this as this is probably how it is done for the blue ray as well.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...-153874-2.html


Some folks indicated the for BR sound thru the stereo (vs the TV), change the stereo to CD2. Is this your process or is it via the tools for the TV & BR using the remote?

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:45 PM   #1156
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By the TV my 20 footer has a pair of RCA cables. What I did is get a mini jack (3.5mm) to RCA cable and plug those RCA jacks into the headphone out on the TV. Then on the radio set it to CD2 (I think) and voila!

Pretty simple really.

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If you're referring to the 2 RCA in your post 1108, then bummer. Another difference in the safari/fc. Our 2014 has a double dupe (110v although the illustration in the manual shows a 12V cig lighter receptacle !!!) & the cable connection w/booster button and that's it.

There must be some RCA connections behind the that hookup to the BR and maybe the stereo too. I'll have to play with this. I could not pull up CD-anything today probably because I have no 110V at storage, so can't turn on the BR for the Sony to recognize.

Maybe I'll be lucky and when the BR is powered and I can switch to CD2 and have BR/TV output thru the Sony and it's speakers.


J thanks for the feedback. It give me hope that there must be a way that I haven't stumbled onto yet.

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Old 07-26-2016, 05:13 PM   #1157
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how are your batteries connected ?

FYI

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ml#post1826788


Love to hear from the 20's too!

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Old 07-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #1158
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FYI

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ml#post1826788


Love to hear from the 20's too!

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I have started a new thread in re 13 & 20 from the above link to a more appropriate sub forum;

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ml#post1826918

thanks for all your tolerance.

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Old 07-27-2016, 12:41 PM   #1159
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subfan1...so no music at all or just still thru the TV.

It's going to be awhile until I have 110 to check, but will follow up and see if I can se what the TV and Sony is set.

The first and last time I tried the CD in the BR I had music but thru the TV. I switched the the mp3 then.

Bob

Hi, I just tried I think, every possible combination on the radio regarding playing a CD but, nothing through the ceiling speakers. As a matter of fact, I turned the radio completely off and only had CD music coming through the TV using the blue ray. Oh well, I've given up for now.
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Hi, I just tried I think, every possible combination on the radio regarding playing a CD but, nothing through the ceiling speakers. As a matter of fact, I turned the radio completely off and only had CD music coming through the TV using the blue ray. Oh well, I've given up for now.

Hey thanks....same here. We have a month long trip in September generally with SP, so I'll try everything then and a tall cool one for company.

Thanks for trying.

Enjoy your time in Yosemite.

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I left Denver last night, arrived in Santa Fe at 1:00 in the morning, slept for four hours and then drove on to Tucson. I bet I will sleep tonight!

Brought my new 20FC to Lazy Days to have some warranty work done and the stereo system repaired as well. It was a nice trip down and very long.

Tomorrow, I am driving over to El Paso to pick up my new puppy, will return to Tucson and get my Airstream back on Friday and then head back home Saturday.

I haven't forgotten the rear window measurements and will get them posted soon. These past few weeks have been hectic.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:15 PM   #1162
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No rush Steve. Your new puppy is top priority! Modifying our sink window is back burner, until the Fall at the earliest. Too many family events in the next month, plus the heat in the NE is pretty intense right now.

Safe travels with the pup on the way home . . .

Cheers,

Peter

PS -- It does occur to me since you are at the dealer, it you could ask them if they have ever put an operable window over the counter next to the fridge, instead of those two small fixed-glass units. I guess the basic question is: would any stock AS window (like the rest of ours) fit inside the vertical framing ribs there? Obviously horizontal framing "cats" would have to come out or be moved. But if the dimensions work out, very little sheet metal work would be needed, and especially (hopefully) no new interior or exterior aluminum skin.

Ditto for replacing the two fixed-glass units in the bath over the toilet. Having two new windows on the curb and street sides would create lots of cross-ventilation. Our old 25' had this and it worked very well.

Thanks, if you have time to ask the dealer, that would be great!
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