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Old 08-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone added a second permanent LP tank to their class "C" Winnebago/Itasca RV? The diesel engine model has an LP generator and I think I'm going to need a second LP tank. If you have added one, was it difficult?, expensive?, where on the chassis did you locate it?, how big of a tank did you put in?
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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Has anyone added a second permanent LP tank to their class "C" Winnebago/Itasca RV? The diesel engine model has an LP generator and I think I'm going to need a second LP tank. If you have added one, was it difficult?, expensive?, where on the chassis did you locate it?, how big of a tank did you put in?
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:24 AM   #3
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Most class C motorhomes don't have enough room for a second LP tank. It would be much easier and cheaper to add a propane tee such as the Extend-A-Stay or the Stay-A-While. Then you can use a external LP tank hooked up to the tee, such as a 20 lb tank you would use for your BBQ. When the external tank(s) are empty you can go get more LP without having to move your motorhome.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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What about replacing the existing 12 gal. LP tank with a bigger one? Is that feasible?
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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What brand, model and floorplan of motorhome are you looking at that has only a 12 gallon LP tank?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:51 AM   #6
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I'm looking at a used 2002 Itasca (Winnebago) 24F Diesel. Per the 2002 brochure, this model comes with a 12 gallon LP tank (the 2002 gas models also come with a 12 gal LP tank).
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Since the 24F is a shorter unit you will have check the area around the propane tank to see if a larger tank could be installed. In most cases I think it will be difficult to squeeze a larger tank in there. Another possibility would be to mount a dual propane bottle rack with auto switch over regulator on the back bumper, similar to the units you see on the front of travel trailers. Then you could run a line from the back bumper up to a tee past the regulator on the built in tank. That way you could run off of the built in tank or the tanks on the back bumper. If you use 30# bottles on the back bumper that would effectively double your on board propane. The danger with this installation would be the possibility of a rear end collision.
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