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Old 04-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #15
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I'm sorry, it's 14.4 gallons. I was thinking of another tank on the property.
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:51 PM   #16
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does anyone know how many gallons a standard bbq tank holds? I think it hold 20lbs, but how much is that in gallons?

The reason that I ask, is that if it is comparable to 14.4 gallons, than I will just refill the tanks and hook them up, rather than disconnecting and driving the RV there. Considerably better gas mileage in my 350 V8 truck, then the 440 V8 RV
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:11 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nathanfox83:
does anyone know how many gallons a standard bbq tank holds? I think it hold 20lbs, but how much is that in gallons?

The reason that I ask, is that if it is comparable to 14.4 gallons, than I will just refill the tanks and hook them up, rather than disconnecting and driving the RV there. Considerably better gas mileage in my 350 V8 truck, then the 440 V8 RV </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Around 3 to 4 gallons or so. Your 440 needs to be exercised anyway so 5 trips with the pickup or 1 with the RV its your choice.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:42 PM   #18
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Most 20lb tanks weigh about 18lbs empty. Embossed on the collar of the tank is a line that says "T.W. = 16.6" (or whatever the true weight of the tank is empty... That's just what mine says.)
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:02 PM   #19
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TW= tare weight.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV_Boy:
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LPG = Liquid Propane Gas
LP gas = Liquid Propane Gas
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Slight technicality..
LP = Liquefied Petroleum
It can be pure propane, or pure butane or a blend of the two.
Methane (Natural Gas) has one carbon atom per molecule.
Ethane has two carbon atoms
Propane has three
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Octane has eight (the base rating for gasoline).

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nothing wrong with looking at the periodic table every once in a while.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
TW= tare weight.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For those who don't know...
"Tare is a term in weights and measurements which refers to the weight of an empty container. The tare weight can be subtracted when a filled container is weighed to determine the weight of the contents alone."
From http://en.wikipedia.org
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LP stands for 'liquid-propane'. You should be able to fill up wherever propane/LP is sold.
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yeah, I ended up filling the 4 BBQ tanks that I have and just cycling them out when they are done. Much more convienent than disconnecting the RV and driving there. The tanks seem to last a long time. I have been cooking, showering and keeping water hot in the tank all day on a half full tank for nearly 9 days.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nathanfox83:
... Much more convienent than disconnecting the RV and driving there... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And this is a good reason to be set up to use the little BBQ tanks. When you leave out, get your permanent tank filled.
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