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Here are a few helpful tips on getting the most out of your RV experience.

 
LP Gas automatic changeover valve. Black & Gray Tanks Water Pressure Regulators
Connecting / Disconnecting Power Low Flow Propane  
     
     
     
 


LP Gas automatic changeover valve.

   LP Gas Changeover Valve keeps gas supply flowing continuously even in the middle of the night.

   The automatic LP gas changeover valve provides continuous gas supply by automatically changing to a reserve cylinder when the service cylinder is empty. The indicator changes color to signal that the service cylinder needs to be refilled.

   The "Pointer" or "Tank Selector Pointer" shows the status of the tank it is pointing at. Gas will flow from either tank, no matter which way the indicator is pointing. The RED/GREEN indicator at the top of the unit shows the status of the tank it is pointing at.


   RED if that tank is empty, and the gas is being supplied by the other tank. GREEN if the selected tank has SOME propane in it. The lever DOES NOT indicate which tank is supplying the gas. The indicator also DOES NOT show the level of the tank, only that it is not empty if GREEN and EMPTY if RED.
   Many people do not have both tank valves open for the automatic change over to work. Some keep one tank closed so they will know when one tank is empty and needs refilling. They simply open the valve of the reserve tank, and get the empty refilled. This is one way of ensuring you don't have two empty tanks on a freezing Friday evening leaving you without heat and hot water for the weekend.

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Black & Gray Tanks

   When connecting to an RV site sewer connection, DO NOT open and leave open, your BLACK TANK dump valve. Wait until you have at least a half tank to dump. This ensures you get a good "flushing" action to carry any solids down the hose and into the sewer. Leaving the valve open allows the liquids to drain and leaves the solids, high and dry. Many people leave the GRAY WATER tank open continuously, and this practice is fine. However, closing the GRAY tank valve a day or so prior to dumping the BLACK tank allows you to "flush" the lines following the black water dump. To clean the level sensors, many people use the flexible wands for that purpose, this may, or may not work well according to how your sensors are mounted inside the tank. Another method used is after dumping the black tank, fill halfway with clean water and pour in a 10 lb. bag of ice through the toilet just prior to driving down the road. The sloshing and scrubbing action from the ice will gently scour the insides of the tank.

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Water Pressure Regulator

   Your rig is designed to operate on 40-50 psi water pressure. Many places often exceed that pressure putting a strain on your water system that can possibly cause real damage. Using a water pressure regulator helps to avoid over-pressuring your lines and causing ruptures and/or leaks. There are many types of regulators available, any of them cost less than repairing damage from a ruptured water line. Our park has a normal water pressure of 95 psi, so please use a regulator to save your rig. We have them available to purchase in our store if you don't have one yet.

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Connecting / Disconnecting Power

   You've just pulled into your assigned spot, leveled and chocked the rig, time to get the power to it for the air conditioning to start. Make sure the circuit breaker for the plug you intend to use is OFF. If it is not OFF, an arc is created when plugging and unplugging that creates pits and wear on the prongs of your power cord. Eventually, this will cause failure of the prong and force you to repair or replace the cord. It also causes overheating of the cord and receptacle which can lead to failure of all components. Plugging IN or Unplugging, make sure the breaker is OFF

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Low Flow Propane

   You just changed over bottles, or turned on a new tank, and now, you can barely get one burner to light on the stove, and your furnace won't light. What Happened ?  You are experiencing low flow mode. Low flow mode is a safety feature caused when the regulator thinks there is a propane leak with your gas system. To fix the problem ensure all connections are tight, and all control knobs and propane tank are -OFF-. Remove the hose from the propane tank and let rest for a few seconds. Reconnect the hose, and then, turn ON the tank - SLOWLY -  this should slow the initial flow of the gas and not have the flow limiter come into play. You may need to repeat this operation up to a couple times.