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Old 12-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Thanks for the information. I guess my problem is we are going to DRY camp in SC over night (at a Walmart). The night temps here are in VA are 20* but above freezing during the day (35*-45*). I really dont like the idea of bottled water to wash or use in the bathroom just for one night. ( I like my shower before I go to bed) I just figured 60 gals in a 100 gal tank would NOT freeze over night. Even if I blew the fill line out with compressed air so no air was left in the fill line. IDK lol
I leave Michigan in Jan.(very cold). I use water in jugs for coffee and hand washing for the first 2 days.
I also like my shower and hot breakfast. We get a motel the 1st night and figure the cost is well worth it. 2nd day we are far enough south to fill the tanks at the rv park we choose and we are good to go.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #16
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I had a full tank to start, but in 3 continuous days of this cold weather I used between 1/3 and 3/8 of a tank of LP. Again, this was very cold (lows in the lower 20's, highs only around freezing) for 3 full days.
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What is the size of your LP tank?
Without that info it is imposable to determine how much propane your furnace actually used.

My LP tank holds 28 gal...(1/3 tank is 9+ gal and 3/8 tank is 10.5 gal).
IMO 9 to 10.5 gal is a lot of propane used in only 3 days.

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #17
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What is the size of your LP tank?
Without that info it is imposable to determine how much propane your furnace actually used.

My LP tank holds 28 gal...(1/3 tank is 9+ gal and 3/8 tank is 10.5 gal).
IMO 9 to 10.5 gal is a lot of propane used in only 3 days.

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Mel, its a 25 gallon tank. I've been told that the most the tank will hold is only 80% so actually it only holds 20 gallons. So half a tank (rounding up from 3/8) would be 10 gallons in 3 days in the low/mid 20's at night, low 30's day, set on minimum temp of 50 degrees. So about 3.3 gallons per day is what I guesstimate.....with no supplemental electric heat...Cut that down to about 2 gallons per day with a space heater and kicking the thermostat up to 68-70.

That does not include any propane for the stove or hot water heater, furnace only.....

There are a lot of variables here, almost endless, daytime temps, nighttime temps, electric space heater usage, shades, wind, on and on. But ya gotta start somewhere, and 2.5-3 gallons per day furnace only is my guess.

Hope this helps....
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Mel, its a 25 gallon tank. I've been told that the most the tank will hold is only 80% so actually it only holds 20 gallons. So half a tank (rounding up from 3/8) would be 10 gallons in 3 days in the low/mid 20's at night, low 30's day, set on minimum temp of 50 degrees. So about 3.3 gallons per day is what I guesstimate.....with no supplemental electric heat...Cut that down to about 2 gallons per day with a space heater and kicking the thermostat up to 68-70.

That does not include any propane for the stove or hot water heater, furnace only.....

There are a lot of variables here, almost endless, daytime temps, nighttime temps, electric space heater usage, shades, wind, on and on. But ya gotta start somewhere, and 2.5-3 gallons per day furnace only is my guess.

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2.5 to 3 gal. a day in 15-20 degree temps sounds about right.

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My1999 Mountain Aire 40' DP has tubes where it looks like air will come out if the Furnace is on in the basement compartments. Where my water fill is I have a switch for a blower. Is that switch just for heating the basement?? Should I leave it on or???? Will the blower only work when the furnace is on?? as you can tell a little new with this.
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You should be OK. Everybody knows that sloshing water doesn't freeze.
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My1999 Mountain Aire 40' DP has tubes where it looks like air will come out if the Furnace is on in the basement compartments. Where my water fill is I have a switch for a blower. Is that switch just for heating the basement?? Should I leave it on or???? Will the blower only work when the furnace is on?? as you can tell a little new with this.
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You have figured your heating system out Brian, I just leave my switch in the "on" position, the basement blower only works when you run your furnace. Have a great time
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You should be OK. Everybody knows that sloshing water doesn't freeze.
Obviously you have not been on the shores of Lake Michigan in the middle of winter.😳
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I live in Reno, Nevada where temps get down to zero or below. When I get ready to drive my coach around Christmas, I just drive it until I hit warmer weather. Then I de-winterize it at the campground. It's not that hard.
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