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Old 12-27-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Got into Tucson about 3:15 yesterday. Staying at Catalina State Park. After finding a place to set up, went to dump the tanks. While doing so, it was snowing, temp 37-degrees. No sticking, but cold. I checked the temp at 9:15 last night, it was 25-degrees. Does anyone know what the burn rate for propane is with the furnace? Here's hopeing it will be a bit warmer in Quartzsite in a few weeks.
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Got into Tucson about 3:15 yesterday. Staying at Catalina State Park. After finding a place to set up, went to dump the tanks. While doing so, it was snowing, temp 37-degrees. No sticking, but cold. I checked the temp at 9:15 last night, it was 25-degrees. Does anyone know what the burn rate for propane is with the furnace? Here's hopeing it will be a bit warmer in Quartzsite in a few weeks.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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Hi Jeff
I can't give you a gal.per. hr. but at 0 in MN it will go for two weeks if its full to start with. If you have electric get a 1500watt heater. At 25 your furnace will run very little and less noise. Andy
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
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At sub-zero (a few -10*F to -20*F mornings) weather I found that I was using about 1.5 (one and a half) gallons per day in the travel trailer with thermostat set at --
(a) 55*F night-time and/or away-from-home,
(c) 63*F day-time-and-awake.
More "normal" Colorado winter time usage was about 1 gallon per day.
That was without electric heater assist, and included water heating.

Hope this helps give you a ball-park expectation of how often you will need to feed it.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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Jeff and Cheryl:

I used a full tank while dry-camping 14 days at 30-45 degrees with the thermostat set to 72 (I was feeling rich). I used a bit better than half that rate when it was set to 65 last year.

When I'm plugged in I use two ceramic heaters and then watch my cheapy remote weather sensor located by the tanks to make sure they don't freeze. It seems okay to an extended 20 degrees outside without running the furnace.

When I've camped colder than that, I just run the furnace and pay the propane bill.
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