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Old 06-26-2006, 06:00 AM   #1
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We've been working on the scamp since we got it home two weeks ago, and
I have a couple of questions and hope you guys can help me out here;

The unit has dual propane tanks, and I see two seperate fittings on the front of the
unit, I got the stove and hotwate heater to light off last week but nothing out of the refer.
So I thought, ah, two lines one feeds the left side and one feeds the right side, but wrong.
I went to switch the lines and found the tanks were empty, so I get them filled. Remount them but leave the lines switch from the original way, and everything, light's off, refer, stove and hotwater heater.

So the question is why are the two fittings there?


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Old 06-26-2006, 06:10 AM   #2
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David, perhaps it's just me, but I've read your post a couple of times and I just can't figure out exactly what you're talking about. Could you post a picture of the fittings? That might make your question a lot easier to answer.


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Old 06-26-2006, 06:52 AM   #3
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I believe what you mean when you say "two fitting" is that both of the tanks have regulators on them. My 5th wheel is set up simliar that between the two is a lever that I can switch from one take to another incase I run out. Hopefully this is what you mean.

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Old 06-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #4
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Hey Man

Depending on the model / mfg it could be a manual switch over, that you have to swap when one tank empties.... or it could be a auto swap over. If this is the case when the pressure gets low enough in the 1st tank it will auto switch over to the full tank.

The auo swap models that I have seen useually have a coloured indicator on them as to which tank is in service.

Hope this helps

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Old 06-26-2006, 08:59 AM   #5
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On my 19ft Scamp I have one line that comes from the Regulator to a manual switch over
with an arrow pointing to the tank that is being used. then two lines each to its own seperate tank. I suggest that you see if yours is not the same, if so mix up some soap and water , brush it on the fittings to check for leaks and enjoy.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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Hey Guys, I'm sorry for the poor descripation, let me try again.

It's a 19 ft, 5th wheel ,1992 Scamp.
Two tank setup with automatic regulator switch over.

When looking at the front of the trailer, there's two (2) propane
lines extenting out of the trailer, one is capped and the hose from
the regulator is connected to the other.

My question is, why two propane line from the trailer, maybe because
of the two tanks, which originally didn't come with the auto regulator?

I'm at work, I try for some pic's tomorrow.


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