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Old 09-25-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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Propane during winter storage

Sadly, I'm contemplating the need to start the winterization process to place our coach in storage for the winter.

Usually I fill up the propane tank, however, this year I'm still at about half. I'm unsure of the necessity of topping the tank off like you would with the gas tank to prevent condensation.

As always your feedback is appreciated.
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I see no reason to fill the tank before storage, unless LP gas prices might be cheaper now than next Spring. It won't go bad, absorb moisture, or create additional pressure in the gas lines.
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No reason to top off a propane tank. No moisture can enter since it's an airtight sealed system.
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The last couple of years I've been making sure the both the propane and gas tanks are full. With the way the weather seems to be getting crazier all the time think it's a good idea to have it for back up.
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Sadly, I'm contemplating the need to start the winterization process to place our coach in storage for the winter.

Usually I fill up the propane tank, however, this year I'm still at about half. I'm unsure of the necessity of topping the tank off like you would with the gas tank to prevent condensation.

As always your feedback is appreciated.
I usually store my RV with about 1/2 tank of propane. I have never had a problem. This isn't because I plan it that way it just seems to happen that way.
At home I have three 120 gallon propane tanks outside the house. All three tanks are tied in together so stay at the same level all the time which varies from 80% capacity to about 25% before they are refilled by the propane company. Our weather varies in temperature a lot. Today it is 94 deg. here. This winter we will see -20 deg. or lower. You wouldn't want to stick your wet tongue on the tanks when it is that cold.
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We store at home so consider the MH part of our emergency planning. As part of that we fill the propane at the end of the season. Good for at least a few days of heated space to retreat to in case of an ice storm and power out. Additionally a full gas tank is enough to power the furnace and fridges in the house enough to keep it thawed for at least a week but the MH is easier to keep comfortable.
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I would fill it up, but then that is the emergency management part of my brain. Getting ready shortly to connect the coach to the 250 gal tank at the house.
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