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Old 08-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #31
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How about one of these? Fill level indicator Truma LevelCheck

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Old 08-24-2016, 04:16 PM   #32
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I recently purchased tow tanks with float gauges, but only because the two tanks I alternate with the "home" grill had been recertified 4 or 5 years ago and were only getting older. So the gauged tanks went into the Escape, and the tanks which came with the Escape were relegated to fueling the grill on the back deck.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:19 PM   #33
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How about one of these? Fill level indicator Truma LevelCheck

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That looks good. There is also a Dometic version that is only $32.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:32 PM   #34
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And here's another: MOSCAP GasCheck
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:32 PM   #35
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This kind of thread makes my hair start on fire. Ten Forward is now a Toddler... almost 26 months old. I still have both ETI propane tanks with enough propane to cook a steak dinner (inside!)

Stop worrying about the "stuff." If after your orientation and initial campout to check the systems.... GO, just go. Propane is available lots of places. You just spent $$$ on your custom ETI build. At this point saving (x) on propane because you buy from one place vs another going to change your pleasure? REALLY?


Propane usage isn't a big deal for ME. I'm a typical NW camper. Always hooked up and I KNOW where I can get propane if needed. $40 to fill a tank or $10 to fill the same tank is minor compared to sitting at home on the couch. Make MEMORIES!


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Old 08-24-2016, 05:33 PM   #36
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There is also a Dometic version that is only $32.
... on Amazon.com, from a vendor who doesn't ship to Canada.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:33 PM   #37
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I totally agree with getting ETI to fill your tanks on pickup. If, however, you are passing through the Sumas area at a later date and need a refill or to top up the tanks, the Costco just before the Sumas border crossing offers an unbelievable deal on propane. The 20 lb tanks cost $10 to fill, vs $25-27 elsewhere in the Fraser Valley. They also charge only for the amount added, not a full tank price regardless. (Petro-Canada bills for a full tank). The propane filling station is at the large red awning near the auto service centre. This Costco is the only one in the Vancouver area offering propane.

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Ohh!! Good to know that. Thanks.
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Then there's Jim's (cpaharley2008) solution: replace the trailer before the propane runs out!
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This kind of thread makes my hair start on fire. Ten Forward is now a Toddler... almost 26 months old. I still have both ETI propane tanks with enough propane to cook a steak dinner (inside!)

Stop worrying about the "stuff." If after your orientation and initial campout to check the systems.... GO, just go. Propane is available lots of places. You just spent $$$ on your custom ETI build. At this point saving (x) on propane because you buy from one place vs another going to change your pleasure? REALLY?
Hi: Donna D... My thoughts exactly. "Don't sweat the small stuff" and it's all small stuff. If you really want to know the propane levels buy the see through fiberglass tanks. http://www.summitoutdoorsgear.com They are really spendy though!!! Alf
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If it relieves stress and you can afford more stuff, go for it.
Of course, that hand held device would only increase my stress as I search the trailer, trying to figure out where I put it. Probably with the remote control.
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