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Old 02-25-2018, 10:31 AM   #1
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Propane Tank Gauge on 2018 Classic

Itís time to remove one of our propane tanks on our 2018 Classic. All directions are clear and simple EXCEPT no one talks about how you remove the attached fill gage. Itís connected directly to he tank. Can anyone explain?
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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Itís time to remove one of our propane tanks on our 2018 Classic. All directions are clear and simple EXCEPT no one talks about how you remove the attached fill gage. Itís connected directly to he tank. Can anyone explain?


Just curious if you are wanting to remove to fill, we have always just driven the airstream to have refilled without removing.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:35 AM   #3
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How about a pic. Mine has spade connectors about 6" from the gauge itself. If you don't have connectors already on the wire, you'll need to install them.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:40 AM   #4
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Just curious if you are wanting to remove to fill, we have always just driven the airstream to have refilled without removing.
We’re parked for the winter. A lot easier to take it off (we think) and have it filled where we also get our grill tank filled. Some places won’t fill if attached to the trailer.
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I think we found it Rich. A small, somewhat hidden, red connector snapped apart. Hopefully that was it.
Still trying to figure out how to post a picture. Technically challenged.
Thanks for your help.
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Weíre parked for the winter. A lot easier to take it off (we think) and have it filled where we also get our grill tank filled. Some places wonít fill if attached to the trailer.
This is correct. I've never seen a place which will fill bottles on the trailer. Tanks on a moho, yes.
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I know in some RV parks they have fill trucks come around, but otherwise you need to remove the tanks especially in western Canada were most tanks are filled by weight.
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How about a pic. Mine has spade connectors about 6" from the gauge itself. If you don't have connectors already on the wire, you'll need to install them.


Yup. Itís just a connector that unclips. The gauges stay on the trailer. Remove the aluminum case by uncrancking the large middle guy. The entire cover comes off over the top then you will see full access to the bottles.
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After removing the propane tank cover, pull the red spade connector apart for the tank you want to have refilled. The gauge stays on the tank. The Classic has aluminum tanks so they are much lighter than the steel tanksóespecially nice after theyíre filled.
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Actually a full aluminum 40 pound tank weighs about the same as a 30 pound steel tank when filled.....

At our Airstream only RV park during the summer in Lakeside, AZ, one of the local propane companies comes around and fills the tanks on the trailer from a truck just like they fill the tanks for a home using liquid measure. I do have to take the tank cover off so he has a straight shot at the propane filler fitting.
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