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Old 11-13-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Propane gauge still only works on 1 side right?

Just want to double check that the green gauge is still only showing for 1 of the tanks in '17 trailers, correct?... don't want to be caught in cold without propane on both sides.

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Old 11-13-2017, 04:20 PM   #2
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The red/green indication on the auto-changeover propane regulator normally indicates whether or not the selected (or "primary") tank - the one you have the lever pointed to - has pressure (and so must have propane). The details depend on the regulator model (the regulator model provided by Escape doesn't depend on the trailer model but can change at any time), but in any case the idea is that red shows you that the device has switched over and you will likely need to refill the selected tank.

The is the Operation section of the manual for a common brand and model of these regulators (Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253):
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Ensure that the regulator has been mounted with the vent
pointing downward so that water or debris cannot gather in the
regulator. Place one of the two cylinders in “primary” by
switching the black changeover lever in the direction of the
selected cylinder. The arrow on the lever will denote the
“primary” side. Open both cylinder valves slowly. The indicator
on the top of the regulator will turn green.
The “primary” side of the regulator will continue to supply gas as
long as sufficient gas is present in the “primary” cylinder. When
pressure in the cylinder drops below a designated pressure, the
“reserve” side will open and continue to primary gas to the
regulator. At the time that the “primary” cylinder becomes
exhausted, the indicator on the changeover lever will turn red
indicating a cylinder change can be made.
To go ahead and refill the now-empty cylinder...
Quote:
Prior to removing the empty cylinder, position the black
changeover lever so that it points to the alternate cylinder that is
now supplying the regulator. Close the valve on the empty
cylinder and remove. After the empty cylinder is refilled and
reconnected, slowly open the cylinder valve. The new cylinder is
now the reserve cylinder. The indicator at the top of the regulator
will turn green.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:10 PM   #3
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