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I tried a search on the forum, no hits, so  --  Does anyone have any documentation in their manual on the Fairview LP auto regulator. I know it is a simple mechanism, but as I was de-winterizing the Ollie, I was trying to be diligent, and noticed the manual said to reference the manufactures booklet, and I have none. Got everything else though.

 

Looked online, never found anything. I assume, with the little black lever in the center position it auto switches when a tank empties, and when you select right or left, that's all you get.

 

I know this was covered in my pick-up review, but my memory is not what it once was, nor as it ever was.

 

RB


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RB -

 

Assume that you have both tanks with propane in them.  Place the black lever in either direction and the tank that the lever is pointing to is the one that is supplying the propane.  Also assuming that you have both tank valves in the open position then when the first tank runs out of propane, the regulator will automatically switch over to the other tank.

 

Bill

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You put the lever towards the tank that you are using from. The indicator shows green. When that tank is empty, the regulator will automatically swap to the opposite tank. The indicator will now show red. The lever does NOT move to point to the other tank. If you manually move the lever (no reason to) to the opposite tank, the indicator will show green.

 

The idea (and the way I do it) is to leave both tanks open. That way, if you run out of propane in the middle of the night, you don’t have to go outside to open the other tank and manually swap the regulator over. Of course, this system requires you to be paying attention and not run completely out of propane. Through the years I’ve gotten a feel for how much is being used. Plus, I have the wireless monitors on the bottom of the tanks that transmit to a readout inside the trailer and to an app on my phone.

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With the lever in the center position it will draw from both tanks and you will run out of propane without any warning.

 

One of the best camping gagets we have found in years is the Mopeka propane monitors that Steve mentioned that show the tank percentage on your phone.

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Thank you all.

 

RB

 

 


Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"

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For what its worth - I do the exact opposite of ScubaRX.  I leave the valve to one of my propane tanks closed.  I rarely, if ever, have the heat on at night, so, I really do not have his problem of having to get up in the middle of the night in the event the single tank I'm pulling from runs out of propane.  When I find that this first tank is empty I simply open the valve to the other tank and then get the first tank refilled as soon as practical.  This way I don't have to ever think about my usage and I don't run out of propane because I didn't remember to check.

 

Bill

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