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Old 09-17-2017, 03:07 AM   #1
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Automatic Changeover Regulator replacement

I have a 2016 Aspen Trail 2810 BHS. I have to replace the regulator for my two propane tanks and can not find it anywhere. It is stamped as TPA Model ACR-2. Even the dealer where I bought my camper from does not have this regulator listed in their online store.

Other models come up in a google search for the ACR-2, mostly Camco 59005 and Flame King ACR6.

Can anyone tell me if they have replaced their regulator what did they go with, or if any similar regulator will do?
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I have a 2016 Aspen Trail 2810 BHS. I have to replace the regulator for my two propane tanks and can not find it anywhere. It is stamped as TPA Model ACR-2. Even the dealer where I bought my camper from does not have this regulator listed in their online store.

Other models come up in a google search for the ACR-2, mostly Camco 59005 and Flame King ACR6.

Can anyone tell me if they have replaced their regulator what did they go with, or if any similar regulator will do?
I replaced the OEM regulator with the Camco brand and had to replace the Camco twice. I gave up on them and just installed a single stage regulator in place of the Camco. When a tank runs out I just swap it manually, that way I know when a full tank is in use.
Shop around for a different brand other brand than Camco. Camco has the market in the RV industry but twin tank propane and automatic change regulators are used in other applications.
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I have read a few bad things about the Camco brand as well. How do I know what size or psi (or however its rated) regulator to buy?
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Look at the specs for the Camco RV regulator regarding the BTU rating.
Then look here Propane Regulators by Rego, Precimex, and Marshall
Those listed here that will work for your system and are adjustable, which is not found in the RV world.
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I would buy a Marshall of Fisher(if they are even still in business). The basic requirements are the total btu's flow and the pressure setting. You can go up on the BTU's but not down.

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I would buy a Marshall of Fisher(if they are even still in business). The basic requirements are the total btu's flow and the pressure setting. You can go up on the BTU's but not down.

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I thought I saw somewhere that Marshall had been sold or absorbed. At the link I posted you will sadly find Marshall numbers replaced by Camco
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I thought I saw somewhere that Marshall had been sold or absorbed. At the link I posted you will sadly find Marshall numbers replaced by Camco
Aww CRAP! Another good company goes the way of the devil financiers

Here is one that gets decent reviews made in Italy.

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Aww CRAP! Another good company goes the way of the devil financiers

Here is one that gets decent reviews made in Italy.

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When I was in New Zealand last month I saw a few automatic changeovers that reminded me of the real Marshalls. You know the ones, the ones that can be rebuilt in the back yard. Out of curiosity I stopped by a plumbing shop to see if they sold rebuild kits for regulators. They did
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Is it safe to guess that all the dual stage regulators put out the same psi with different btu's?
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Is it safe to guess that all the dual stage regulators put out the same psi with different btu's?
They are normally set at 11 inches w.c. which is industry standard. They can be adjusted however.
More BTUs won't hurt but less isn't a good thing.
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In order to avoid running out of propane unexpectedly I never open both cylinders. When the first is empty I will know and change over manually. I still have the auto switch valve but will probably not replace it when it does.
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In order to avoid running out of propane unexpectedly I never open both cylinders. When the first is empty I will know and change over manually. I still have the auto switch valve but will probably not replace it when it does.
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When using propane, I am camping and moving. I lift the tank cover off to get to the sway bar attachment point. Each tank, even in season, will last many weeks. I leave both open, and can see when one empties, and turns the sight glass red, within a day or two. Usually at a campsite where I can have the old one refilled on the spot. I don't understand why people don't like or use the auto changeover feature. It works great!
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We sometimes camp in colder weather and use the furnace, which uses a ton of propane. I prefer to know when I have exhausted the first cylinder as opposed to just knowing when I am totally out. I never have reason, other than to fill the cylinders, to look under the cover to see what is happening. Besides, it's dirty in there and I don't like it.
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