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Old 09-18-2014, 05:30 PM   #29
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You should always buy propane by the gallon unless the tank is totally empty or if they have a price for a full fill that is less than by the gallon. Check to see how many gallons they put in by watching them fill. A lot of places just fill it using weight which is not correct and you may get ripped off. A 20 lb tank will hold about 4.7 gallons of propane. A 30 lb tank will hold about 7.08 gallons of propane. Many 30 lb tanks are actually 33 1/3 lb tanks so don't be surprised if your empty 30 lb tank actually takes close to 8 gallons of propane. Mine does. Propane weights 4.24 lbs per gallon. Trick question: How much does the propane in a 100 lb propane tank weight?
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The fridge uses very little propane, but the hot water tank, that is a different story!
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In my experience neither the fridge or the WH uses very much propane...
20# of LP can/will/does last as long as 30-45 days/nights, (depending on the OS temperature).

However my LP furnace is a gas guzzler.

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Old 09-19-2014, 12:23 PM   #31
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So how long will a 20 gallon tank last when keeping the fridg, on ?
I would also assume that it is safe to run the fridg, when in tow ?

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So what kind of trailer did you purchase to replace your Palazzo 33.3 ?
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Mel. Nothing will drain a LP tank faster than a furnace ;o)
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We went through a full 30 lb tank of propane in less than a week when we set the WH to gas only. That is with three of us taking showers everyday and running a few loads through the washing machine. After this happened the first time I switched it back to electric only.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:56 PM   #34
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I know here in BC canada it is illegal to run with propane on. But I like to keep my food as cool as can be. I hope this may help you out.
Huh ......... Where'd you get that from?
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Huh ......... Where'd you get that from?
I called transportation Canada and that's what they told me.
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I believe I would call them back and get another person's opinion.
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I believe I would call them back and get another person's opinion.
Will do I will call again Monday. They told me it used to be legal but that it changed a few years back.
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So what kind of trailer did you purchase to replace your Palazzo 33.3 ?
I am in search of a TT around 28 foot , I think I mite be going with a Jayco 28DBSH, The other brand I was looking at is a keystone passport 2810BH,
Both are nice units but the jaco has a 2 year warranty and you can walk the roof when needed, I have a few more weeks until I pull the trigger

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You should always buy propane by the gallon unless the tank is totally empty or if they have a price for a full fill that is less than by the gallon. Check to see how many gallons they put in by watching them fill. A lot of places just fill it using weight which is not correct and you may get ripped off. A 20 lb tank will hold about 4.7 gallons of propane. A 30 lb tank will hold about 7.08 gallons of propane. Many 30 lb tanks are actually 33 1/3 lb tanks so don't be surprised if your empty 30 lb tank actually takes close to 8 gallons of propane. Mine does. Propane weights 4.24 lbs per gallon. Trick question: How much does the propane in a 100 lb propane tank weight?
In Texas you ONLY fill by weight.

You take the Tare Weight (weight of empty cylinder with service valve), add weight of the hose and nozzle, and then weight of allowed LP. So a 20lb cylinder with our 4lb hose and a 16lb cylinder is 40lbs. You can NOT fill by gallons.
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I wanna know where folks are finding 20 and 25 gallon propane tanks...

I have 20lb, 30lb and 40lb tanks, but even a 40lb only holds about 9 1/2 gallons...
If you wanna be technical, I wanna know where you are finding tanks that size

25gal "DOT cylinders" are the 100lb cylinders. It's a thing.
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Try using your Generator once in a while.

Out of all the information about keeping your Fridge cool and when to use electric and when to use propane no one has suggested to turn on your Generator while you are traveling I keep a hot stick in my hot water tank so when I travel I turn my Generator on for several reason No.1 it exerciser it self and No.2 it keeps the Fridge cool and No. 3 it helps keep my Batters up and No. 4 it keeps the hot water tank hot.
The last time I check on the price of Propane ( depending on where your at ) the cost is just about close to what gas or diesel is today.
Just a thought.
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In Texas you ONLY fill by weight.
And in WA you can only fill with a temperature corrected pressure pump.
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