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Old 01-08-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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I have had my Mobil Scout for a year now and have ask the dealer several times why I use so much propane (about 40# in 8 days) I only run the heater at night and @ 65 deg. I keep my water heater and frig on electricity. I traded in a Forest River last year same size and only 30# bottles and didn't use half the gas this one does. Can anyone give me a answer?
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I have had my Mobil Scout for a year now and have ask the dealer several times why I use so much propane (about 40# in 8 days) I only run the heater at night and @ 65 deg. I keep my water heater and frig on electricity. I traded in a Forest River last year same size and only 30# bottles and didn't use half the gas this one does. Can anyone give me a answer?
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That is not that bad I have had 3 units all about the same.8 nights in a colder temp You can't get any better I would think.Bushman Eh
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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I live full time in my 30.5 ft Prowler 5th wheel.

I live in Carson City, Nevada where the average temperatures since November has been 23 at night and 45 during daytime.

We have strong winds most days. Some gusts are 100 mph coming down off sierra Nevada Mountains. Local RVers refer to those gusts as "Pucker Winds".

I keep the thermostat set at 68 all day and night.
I cook with the gas stove every morning.
I run the water heater on propane only.

My average daily propane use is less than two gallons per 24 hr day.

However .... my monthly cost has over doubled this winter... from $1.25 per gallon last winter to $2.94 this winter..

The reason I included this information is because I think there must be something wrong with your heating system .. either that or you live in North Pole...

I suggest having it checked out by a licensed RV repairman.

Best of luck,
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Compare the BTU rating of the furnaces, the larger it is the more gas it will use. You might also have a leak - check your lines using the soapy water test - not the lighter test There could also be differences in the amount of insualtion between the two rigs as well.
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Thank you very much for the replies.When I get back home I will check the BTU's and see if I have a bigger heater than the old one.They say the Mobil Scout has got very good insulation 7x7x11. I am also a full timer and wouldn't have it any other way. Right now I'm working in mexico hoping it will be warmer when I get home.
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