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dougrainer

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Nevrdun wrote:

Thank you. Can you suggest where I would get the regulators?


You don't buy new regulators. You purchase a Auto switch over valve. Doug

PS I misread your problem

https://www.amazon.com/Marshall-Excelsio........30/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B00KPR9Q30&psc=1

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dougrainer wrote:

1. Those are HORIZONTAL tanks.
2. The level gauge is a FLOAT designed Gauge
3. Makes NO difference if tank on or off.
4. REGULATOR REPLACEMENT???????????????????????????????? WHY
5. Yes, if OVERFULL the gauge may do that
6. If tank upside down it will do that Rotate 180 degrees and see what happens
7. Sometimes a float can get "stuck" inside the cylinder. Remove the cylinders MAKE SURE they are really full. Then lay down or rotate 360 degrees a few times to free up stuck float.
8. This is the BEST and ONLY type level gauge system that always works, as it uses a inside float to gauge fluid level. It is the same design used on ASME motorhome tanks. Doug


The OP should not pay attention to ANY other post but Doug's. He is absolutely correct. The other posts make no sense. I'm sitting here thinking, "how do I reply to all this gibberish and mis-information" then I saw Doug's post.

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MarkTwain wrote:

Buy 2 new regulators. Buy regulators with easy to read RED/Green window indicators.

Why? He has a dual regulator with two inputs and auto switch over now.

Birdnst wrote:

There is normally a black cap that goes over the top of that dome.
If it was there then you would only see the green at the bottom, then when the tank you are running from goes empty the red would drop down into view.
You are missing a piece, go to your local rv parts store and look at new regulators.

On this point you are correct. This is a Marshall Excelsior MEGR253 regulator and indeed the black cap is missing, which covers all but the bottom 3/8 in of the clear window (I just measured mine).

Marshall Excelsior MEGR 253 regulator at Amazon

valhalla360 wrote:

Which indicator are you talking about?
- The gauge on the tank
- The pop up button on the regulator

I have to assume since he said gauge and noted that the tanks are full but his tank gauge reads something like 1/4, that he is referring to the one on the tank, but yes, he needs to clarify this.

Reference the 2021 Marshall Excelsior RV/Camping catalog (a huge source of information, not just a catalog). See page 6 (8 of 40 in the PDF numbering)

Marshall Excelsior 2021 RV and Camping catalog


I apologize if I offended anyone, but Doug is correct on this one.

Charles

* This post was edited 09/02/21 10:40pm by CharlesinGA *

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A quick interim fix would be a strip of colored vinyl tape covering the red portion.


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Wow, some of these guys need to find a different website to get their information. Lots of posts in this thread that make absolutely no sense, posted just for the sake of posting something.
Thank God Doug is around...


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Thanks everyone! Much appreciated.


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Bob Landry wrote:

Wow, some of these guys need to find a different website to get their information. Lots of posts in this thread that make absolutely no sense, posted just for the sake of posting something.
Thank God Doug is around...


Except Doug's post about the horizontal tanks and gauges referred to the wrong indicator. It's the red/green indicator at the changeover valve with the missing cap that's causing the OP's problem.

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Unfortunately only one cylinder is shown. I see the cylinder gauge says 1/4 and should be enough to keep the changeover indicator green.

I agree the changeover valve is functioning poorly and should be replaced. I recommend Cavagna brand as a replacement.


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time2roll wrote:

Unfortunately only one cylinder is shown. I see the cylinder gauge says 1/4 and should be enough to keep the changeover indicator green.

I agree the changeover valve is functioning poorly and should be replaced. I recommend Cavagna brand as a replacement.


The only problem I see with the changeover indicator is the missing black cap. A strip of tape covering the red would fix that.

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