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Old 04-17-2014, 02:20 PM   #15
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That 18 gallon tank filled to 80% capacity equals 14.4 gallons, which is 61 pounds of propane. That 20 pound tank filled to 80% capacity equals 16 pounds of propane which is 3.77 gallons of propane. Unless my math is wrong, that 80% filled motor home tank, has the same amount of propane as over 16 of those 20 pound tanks - that's a lot of propane.
I've never had an issue with propane useage in a motor home, while a 20# propane tank for my grill at home in Florida, where it's used 12 months a year, seems to last forever.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:31 PM   #16
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Thank you - I was definitely getting pounds and gallons crossed. I come w/ a Jayco background and they specify their propane as a 56-lb. propane tank.

So the Jayco actually has LESS propane than the Winnie I'm considering. Now THAT makes me pretty happy.

Maybe I should investigate one of these deluxe kits and run off my house tank instead of humping around a aux tank. Just a thought:

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/l...opane-kits.htm
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Thank you - I was definitely getting pounds and gallons crossed. I come w/ a Jayco background and they specify their propane as a 56-lb. propane tank.

So the Jayco actually has LESS propane than the Winnie I'm considering. Now THAT makes me pretty happy.

Maybe I should investigate one of these deluxe kits and run off my house tank instead of humping around a aux tank. Just a thought:

Sturgi-Stay Propane Adapter Kits - PPL Motor Homes
I know you were concerned with the CCC of the Jayco, and although it shouldn't be an issue with the Winnebago, why carry around something (a 20# propane tank) that more than likely isn't necessary ?
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I don't recommend transporting lp cylinders in an enclosed space. Not only is it unsafe, it's probably illegal. I would get an adapter for your RV tank like another poster suggested. If your RV tank is 18 gal, you have decent capacity(about four 20lb cylinders). Plus, you don't have to haul around another tank.
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That 18 gallon tank filled to 80% capacity equals 14.4 gallons, which is 61 pounds of propane. That 20 pound tank filled to 80% capacity equals 16 pounds of propane which is 3.77 gallons of propane. Unless my math is wrong, that 80% filled motor home tank, has the same amount of propane as over 16 of those 20 pound tanks - that's a lot of propane.
I've never had an issue with propane useage in a motor home, while a 20# propane tank for my grill at home in Florida, where it's used 12 months a year, seems to last forever.
Mich F, there does appear to be a slight issue with your math. 14.4gal / 3.77gal = 3.82gal. The Winnie lp tank has appox. 4 times the cap. of a 20lb tank, not over 16.
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I caught that, but I followed the spirit of what he was trying to tell me and I appreciated it all the same. In my mind I thought the Jayco had a 56 GALLON tank, not pounds. So seeing as how the Winnie is coming up ahead in the poundage for propane all is good in my world.
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Duh !!!
In my math lesson I went and screwed up pounds and gallons. That 61# of propane in that 18 gal tank, divided by the 16# of propane in the 20# also gives you that same 3.8 times the capacity of one to the other.
Just a slight mis-calculation. 16X - 4X
That over 16x should have started bells ringing in my head as I was typing it.
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Its okay; I got more than the Jayco. I'm good !
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Its okay; I got more than the Jayco. I'm good !
I'm having a hard time keeping up with all your threads. ?
Have you decided on the Winnebago, or are you still looking ?
Have you driven it yet ?
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I'm having a hard time keeping up with all your threads. ?
Have you decided on the Winnebago, or are you still looking ?
Have you driven it yet ?
Hold money is down on the Winnie pending our test drive tomorrow morning. If it handles as good or better than the GH we're good to go. Hopefully it doesn't creak and groan as much too.
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We have a small 5 pound propane tank that is a lot easier to store and will last 1-2 months.
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We have a small 5 pound propane tank that is a lot easier to store and will last 1-2 months.
X2 works great, the entire bottom is flat and we get about 3 months BBQing about 3 times a week. I found mine at Northern Tools years ago for $19.95 but this is what they look like. Super easy to store.
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Hold money is down on the Winnie pending our test drive tomorrow morning. If it handles as good or better than the GH we're good to go. Hopefully it doesn't creak and groan as much too.
If it drives anything like mine you'll be quite impressed - it's extremely quiet. A couple of months ago I was driving my Coachmen over to my brother's warehouse, where my son is going to paint it. I couldn't believe how noisy it was, compared to the Itasca, and that was with absolutely nothing extra in the thing.
I hope everything works out for you.
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We just use those little camping tanks you get at Walmart for like 6 bucks for 2. Unless I'm missing something and you all are talking about extended stays or something.

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