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Old 04-20-2018, 10:12 AM   #1
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Need new changeover regulator

I need a recommendation. I have a 2016 Classic. The white plastic window on the original (manufacturer Cavenga?) automatic changeover regulator fell off and is now missing. I need to replace the unit. Any recommendations (manufacturer and model#) would be most appreciated. In addition, any installation tips would also be helpful. Thank you.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #2
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I got an email from Good Sam about an upcoming recall on some of those regulators. I called AS yesterday and was told ours is not in the recall but yours might be. Worth a call.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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I need a recommendation. I have a 2016 Classic. The white plastic window on the original (manufacturer Cavenga?) automatic changeover regulator fell off and is now missing. I need to replace the unit. Any recommendations (manufacturer and model#) would be most appreciated. In addition, any installation tips would also be helpful. Thank you.
We had a failure on our automatic change regulator. Fire marshall showed up after a report of leaking LP! Yikes. So I replaced with the most expensive manual switch I could find in Silver City, NM ($68 at a propane service store). Easy to switch out yourself but you will need high pressure teflon tape. Google auto regulator failures and you will see many have the same issue after 2-3 years.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:38 AM   #4
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I need a recommendation. I have a 2016 Classic. The white plastic window on the original (manufacturer Cavenga?) automatic changeover regulator fell off and is now missing. I need to replace the unit. Any recommendations (manufacturer and model#) would be most appreciated. In addition, any installation tips would also be helpful. Thank you.
I have the Marshall Gas one in my Cayo, available here:

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...p/vts-2400.htm

On my Airstream I have the stock one from 2010 which I believe is also made by Marshall and very similar to the one VTS sells.

There's not much to installing them. You want to be sure that the threads on your pigtails match the threads on on the regulator. Some are inverted flare, some are NPT. Use oil on inverted flare threads, use tape or dope on NPT threads. I have had better luck with paste dope than the tape but either can work. You may find that installation is easier if you disconnect the trailer end of the low-pressure propane hose before replacing the regulator, since the regulator end of the hose doesn't have a swivel.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:00 AM   #5
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New regulator is about $60 at an RV outlet
Easy change out but you need yellow teflon tape. I had to do the exchange at international on Escanaba last year...30 miutes and done. Just do a soap test when done.
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