SO much stuff to learn about the new Grand Design fifth wheel. I started out by reading the owner's manual page by page. I got to about 50 when I gave up. It's all sort of familiar, but so confusing!! On my Class A everything was so much easier. Want to know how much propane you have left? Push a button. Want to know where your grey tank is at? Push a button.
The propane would last me well over a year, even though I kept the heater set on 45 degrees to keep things from freezing up. This rig is completely different. I have tank heaters ... something like heating pads for the grey and black tanks, except I have THREE tanks. So are they all heated? I was warned not to turn those on unless the tanks were half full to keep from melting the sides. WHAT????
For those last chilly nights in Tucson, I kept the heat on low, hoping the water lines would not freeze. How much propane did I use? I've no idea. Here's one of two tanks, one on each side of the rig, basically under the bed so if something goes wrong I will die. The detector is of course in the farthest back corner by the license plate.
I kept reading everything I could find on the internet hoping to come up with a few answers. Oh ... there's a valve you turn that points to the tank that is currently in use. Might it be this red one? That would be a NO.
Finally I discovered something called Mopeka. It's a little flat gizzy that magnetically attaches to the bottom of the tank. Download the app on your phone and VOILA!! It shows how much is in your tank. I ordered one ... guess I should have ordered TWO. Now if I can only figure out WHICH tank is being used.
I was guessing it was not THIS one because I did use propane in Tucson. I had a fleeting thought about expansion of the gas, but honestly, no clue!!