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    Propane Level Indicator

    I am a new, first-time RV owner. Imagine XLS 17 MKE. The owner's manual says that I should see green or red in the indicator window on the propane level indicator between the tanks. I see nothing, just black. Both tanks are on and it doesn't matter which way the selector valve is positioned. No red or green at all. Am I missing something or should I refer this back to the dealer as a warranty issue?

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    I wouldnít worry about it


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    Iím not worried about it in the sense that I think itís a danger. But on a brand new rig, I do want it to work properly so I donít run out of propane without warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowbaby50 View Post
    Iím not worried about it in the sense that I think itís a danger. But on a brand new rig, I do want it to work properly so I donít run out of propane without warning.
    But how would you know to check it anyway?
    It may flick red when it empties and will auto switch to the other tank but there isnít a way of knowing this occurs

    I just randomly check mine by weight. If it is getting light I take it to top it off
    Plus I always leave one tank closed so when the gas stops I know the tank is empty and I have a full one on hand
    But take it back to the dealer if you like
    Maybe it is one of the ones affected by the recall anyway


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowbaby50 View Post
    I am a new, first-time RV owner. Imagine XLS 17 MKE. The owner's manual says that I should see green or red in the indicator window on the propane level indicator between the tanks. I see nothing, just black. Both tanks are on and it doesn't matter which way the selector valve is positioned. No red or green at all. Am I missing something or should I refer this back to the dealer as a warranty issue?
    On our 'imagine 2950 the regulator between the tanks is where the red/green indicator was. It was very hard to see the color change but it was there, it is not a bright color. You almost had to look at the window straight on and very close to see the color. With both tanks full you wont see red. It was kind of a pain to remove the tank cover all the time just to see the color window on the regulator, its behind the regulator, you can not see it through the trap door on the top of the tank cover. We kept only one tank open at a time so we knew when it ran out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven@147 View Post
    On our 'imagine 2950 the regulator between the tanks is where the red/green indicator was. It was very hard to see the color change but it was there, it is not a bright color. You almost had to look at the window straight on and very close to see the color. With both tanks full you wont see red. It was kind of a pain to remove the tank cover all the time just to see the color window on the regulator, its behind the regulator, you can not see it through the trap door on the top of the tank cover. We kept only one tank open at a time so we knew when it ran out.
    Running with just one tank turned on is a good idea. I do that.

    I have this item that helps me keep track of propane level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowbaby50 View Post
    I am a new, first-time RV owner. Imagine XLS 17 MKE. The owner's manual says that I should see green or red in the indicator window on the propane level indicator between the tanks. I see nothing, just black. Both tanks are on and it doesn't matter which way the selector valve is positioned. No red or green at all. Am I missing something or should I refer this back to the dealer as a warranty issue?
    To answer your question, if you don't see either color it's a warranty issue. You are right to expect all things be working as designed. That being said if it would be more convenient and if you are able to do some DIY replacing it yourself. There are three threaded pipe connections and two screws holding it on (if it's like mine). Contact Grand Design customer service explain your problem and open a file and case # (probably not the the first). They will probably be more than glad to send a new one.
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    As others have noted, it can be hard to see. It wasn't until this year (after 4 years of owning!) that I was actually able to see which color was showing. The right angle, in the right light. Move just a little, and it again looked black. The good part is that propane generally lasts a very long time. After a month of running the furnace in 45 degree weather most nights, and using the stove once or twice a day, I finally had one tank run out. (water heater on electric). Of course that usage can vary wildly, but you'll get far longer than you think, whatever the case. For me, I'm down to once a week of taking the cover off, trying to see the color, and usually just loosening the hold down a bit so I can judge if a tank feels light, or not. Not a fool-proof method, as I have taken my share of still 1/2 full tanks in to get filled - which can be more costly if the place you go to charges a flat rate for a fill, rather than by the actual amount added.
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    I run on one tank. It runs dry, I know it needs filling and turn on the other tank. I don't need to feel warm and fuzzy over running both tanks at the same time.
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    I never saw green on ours but I do see red when one is empty. Before we got these https://www.mopeka.com/ I would weight the tanks before a trip to give me an idea. We run with both tanks open cause I don't want the fridge to turn off while we are out and about during a trip. It take so long for it to reach its temp.

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