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Old 01-17-2018, 11:00 AM   #1
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Propane Tank Capacity

I can't seem to find the specs for the propane capacity on my 2004 NSDP. Does anyone have that info? I got it filled today and they told me they could only fill to 80% capacity which only gives me 3/4 tank registered on gauge. Local gas dealer charges "extra" per gallon for motorhomes. Don't think I'll be going back there anytime soon.
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I get filled up at my local Southern States. No Muss no fuss, in and out. Maybe thats an option?
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On your ASME propane tank there should be a stamping that says WC and numbers.
That stands for "water capacity" and the #'s are the gallons..
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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Your propane dealer is correct in that they can only put in 80% which leaves room for expansion. I just had my MH filled at my house by the propane delivery guy and once it was filled, the gauge read around 75%, the display in the MH said 3/4. Same is true for the home LP tank.

From what I remember, the capacities on the tank is what the tank can physically hold, not what is available for use.
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On my motorhome tank when filling the large tank the gas flow will automatically shut off at 80% full, and the propane gage reads full.

On my home tank, it will automatically shut off at 80%, and the gage reads 80%.

BTW, you may be able to adjust the motorhome propane tank display depending on the system they used. On some all it takes is a small screwdriver to adjust the needle or display light to show whatever you want it to show.
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You are talking about two different kinds of tanks. In your BBQ tank, it has an "overflow" preventor" so that your dealer can fill it until it starts venting. It is not filled to capacity. I think that is the same for my DP as the last time I filled it, they filled it until it vented. My tank is just over 30 gallons and when they fill it, it reads full on the panel. On my home propane tank, it has a gauge and they never fill it over 80%....
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I can't seem to find the specs for the propane capacity on my 2004 NSDP. Does anyone have that info? I got it filled today and they told me they could only fill to 80% capacity which only gives me 3/4 tank registered on gauge. Local gas dealer charges "extra" per gallon for motorhomes. Don't think I'll be going back there anytime soon.
I always take all of my propane tanks, BBQ and motorhome, to Tractor Supply for fill ups and you have one in Marshall Tx! They only charge by the gallon, and in my area they are consistently the less expensive of all my places nearby. I've stopped at TS all over the country for propane.
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The tank on our Winnebago is 18 gals.. How many gallons did they charge you for and what did the gauge at the tank read before filling. Approx. 1/4 full before fill, 10 gal. sold would indicate you probably have an 18 gal. tank. My math may be a bit off, but you get the picture. They can only fill to 80 %.
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The tank in our Journey is listed as 39 gallons. At our house we have a thousand gallon tank but only fill to 80% to leave expansion room, so 800 gallons, so I'm guessing that our propane tank on the Journey holds about 32 gallons after leaving expansion room.
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I have a 16 gallon tank and it was still supplying gas but the guage read empty.

The guy put 12 gallons in it. 16 gallons - 20% = 12.8 gallons, so I was close.
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Thinking about my last fill they filled until it vented. That read full. The vent is set at less than full so I'm thinking the 80% point. That leaves me wondering if some of these folks are doing 80% of 80% because they don't know what they are talking about.
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Popane capacity is 80% of WC on the tank plate.
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My tank is 32 gals - this info is in your Owners guide.
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We are traveling south, have been going though Texas bad cold weather. Had the Propane tank filled in Oklahoma it was at empty on the tank gauge. The guy put 19.9 gallons in the tank. 3 nights later my inside gauge is reading 3/4 full. For 2 nights it was on full. Just not sure of this inside light gauge. Did he over fill it, it shut off automatically.

Any idea on How long will this tank last, we have been running it a 62 to 64 about 12 hours at night. We are in a 2001 Dutch Star 34 feet with 1 slide
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