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Old 10-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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canadian winters

need answers to 2 questions please
do I need to fill propane belly tank before I cover it up on my driveway
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is it preferred to put down the levelling jacks for the entire winter
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Filling the propane not required. Leave the jacks up for the winter. Cylinders will not rust when retracted.
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IMHO, All fuel tanks (Propane/gas/diesel) shoulld be full to prevent condensation. I store my rig with the jacks down to level the unit and take weight off the tires. According to the manufacture, it will not harm the jacks to be extended. There ya go, my free advice. For what it's worth.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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need answers to 2 questions please
do I need to fill propane belly tank before I cover it up on my driveway
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is it preferred to put down the levelling jacks for the entire winter
I've been told that a full propane tank during winter storage will keep condensation from creeping in during cold weather.
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Best way to winterize. Drive south until you cross Interstate 10 then slow down and look for a place to park for the winter.
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Best way to winterize. Drive south until you cross Interstate 10 then slow down and look for a place to park for the winter.
That is definetly PLAN "A". The other comes under Plan "B" or "C"
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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yes thanks I would love to join you guys south of the line but I cant get any more time off work as these young guys dont like working so no trips untill at least springtime
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #8
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Propane tank full to avoid condensation accumulation inside the tank. Fuel tank full to avoid condensation accumulation inside the tank. If it's diesel fuel, add some fuel conditioner with anti-gel. Run the engine for a while so the fuel conditioner gets distributed through the fuel filters.

I don't think it particularly matters what you decide to do with the jacks.
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Water condensation can't occur inside a propane tank that was purged properly in the first place and has even a spoonful of liquid propane in it and the piping system is sound. Where can it get in?
Fuel tanks are another matter and filling is recommended even though modern fuel tanks are effectively sealed so unlike the old directly vented tanks, there is little exchange of air during heating and cooling cycles and much reduced condensation anyway.

However, I would regard having a full propane tanks as very good insurance against something happening that would make it necessary to get out of your house in an emergency.
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Water condensation can't occur inside a propane tank that was purged properly in the first place and has even a spoonful of liquid propane in it and the piping system is sound. Where can it get in?
Fuel tanks are another matter and filling is recommended even though modern fuel tanks are effectively sealed so unlike the old directly vented tanks, there is little exchange of air during heating and cooling cycles and much reduced condensation anyway.

However, I would regard having a full propane tanks as very good insurance against something happening that would make it necessary to get out of your house in an emergency.
We have not had a problem with condensate in the propane tank. We have experienced the grief of condensation problems in the fuel tank, including in the fuel filters (ruptured fuel filters are absolutely no fun at all!), and condensation that forms in the air system is another nightmare, if we're trying to start the coach and drive it sometime in the middle of the winter.

So we have made it a rule that just before storing the coach, we fill the propane tank, fill the diesel tank (with winter fuel), add a jug of fuel conditioner with anti-gel to the diesel tank, put a jug of air line anti-freeze into the air system.
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