How does a dual propane tank regulator work?

To regulate the propane pressure, your RV has a two-stage propane regulator. This is a component that fits between the tank to the rest of the system, and it takes the fuel coming out of the tank at a high pressure (or PSI) and brings it down to a manageable flow.

What kind of propane regulator do I need for my RV?

What is this? Your RV most likely requires a two-stage propane regulator. It sits between the tank and the rest of the propane system, and takes the fuel coming from the tank at very high pressure (psi), and adjusts it to a safe and manageable flow.

Do I need a two-stage propane regulator?

First Stage Propane Regulators – Tank to Line If a first stage propane regulator is used, a second stage propane regulator must be installed downstream. In other words, a first stage propane regulator can’t be installed independently in an LP Gas system. There must be a second stage propane regulator installed as well.

What PSI is a RV propane regulator?

After passing through the high-pressure hose, propane vapor enters the pressure regulator. RVs are required to have a two-stage regulator. The first stage drops the vapor pressure to approximately 10 to 15 psi, and the second stage further reduces operating pressure to 11 inches of water column.

What kind of regulator do I need for a camper?

The regulator in your RV may go by several names: a dual propane regulator, two-stage regulator, or integral twin stage regulator. No matter what it calls itself, it’s important that your regulator has two stages built into one device and is installed at the tank.

What is the difference between single and 2 stage propane regulator?

Single-stage gas pressure regulators reduce cylinder pressure to delivery or outlet pressure in one step. Two-stage gas pressure regulators reduce cylinder pressure in two steps.

Will two propane tanks equalize?

If the propane in the tanks are under pressure,then on connecting them, both tanks will be full of propane as it is a gas. Had it been water, or in a liquid form, then both the tanks will have the same level no matter how you arrange them.

How do you reset a propane regulator on a camper?

To reset a pressure regulator just turn off the propane tank, and make sure all of your propane appliances are off inside your RV. Wait a few minutes, and the pressure regulator will reset itself. Then turn the propane tank valve on extremely slowly to allow the lines to become appropriately pressurized.