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Old 10-25-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Switchover Propane Valve

I really haven't liked the switchover valve on the new rig since we bought it. A couple of days ago the indicator was stuck half red and half green and since it was about time I switched to the other tank and when I took "empty" tank off it wasn't completely empty so I put it back on and switched it back. The next day the valve looked the same but I'd run the furnace all night so I took the tank off again and it had never taken anymore out of it. We're at Enchanted Trails RV Park in Albuquerque and they have a propane sales and a tech with repair parts etc. in one corner of the park. I took the "empty" tank over to get it filled and when he noticed it wasn't completely empty I mentioned that I didn't understand how the valve could be bad since it was only 2 years old. He took me around to his junk pile and there was at least a 5 gallon bucket full of the exact valve that was installed on my rig. He said that's how many he's replaced already this fall and that they had a wide variety of failures but were basically a junk valve. Mine now resides in his pile.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:17 PM   #2
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propane valve

Can you post the make/brand model of the good replacement valve?
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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The one we used is a Marshall Excelsior, a company out of Michigan that make regulators for many kinds of propane situations. The model probably is MEGR-253, but I'm not positive because it's stamped on the back I believe and it's already installed. The company has been in this business for a long time and it's family owned.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:46 PM   #4
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Ours was leaking out the top the day we picked it up - Oct 31, 2017. Holiday World replaced it during my PDI. I purchased a Marshall Excelsior MEGR-9984 2-Stage Automatic Regulatorfrom AMZN to toss in the parts bag I now carry. You can find some info at https://www.pokrace.com/the-10-best-...er-valve-2018/
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Thanks!

Thanks for the info!
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