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Old 09-04-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Filling propane for winter

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This will be my first winter as an owner so I have a question about winterizing. My propane tank is currently empty. Are there advantages/disadvantages to filling tank for having propane tank empty or filled during winter? Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:26 AM   #2
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I keep mine wherever they were on my last trip. Normally at lease one full tank and a partial plus an extra 30 lb I have. There are no disadvantages unless you have a leak somewhere. You can turn the valves off in case you have a slow leak and take pressure off the hoses. Advantages are if you need to use it it's ready.
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
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Ditto, the tanks stay at whatever they're at. However, I usually never have an empty tank for longer than it takes me to get home from the trip that emptied it and run it to the local hardware to get it filled. It then gets put back filled and read to go for the auto change over to switch back when the tank I'm currently running runs out. Then the process repeats.
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I didnít know they had 2 tanks on Sunseeker motorhomes.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:40 PM   #5
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I have always kept a good supply in mine, not only so it’s ready for the next trip but also if we get an extended power outage or utility problem we have a place to cook and stay warm.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:44 PM   #6
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I didnít know they had 2 tanks on Sunseeker motorhomes.
Did someone mention having two tanks on a Sunseeker?
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:58 PM   #7
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Did someone mention having two tanks on a Sunseeker?
This thread is in the Sunseeker forums, so the OP most likely has such....thus it's being pointed out that advice concerning switching between two cylinders may not be applicable in this situation. It's all good.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #8
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This thread is in the Sunseeker forums, so the OP most likely has such....thus it's being pointed out that advice concerning switching between two cylinders may not be applicable in this situation. It's all good.


Thanks, you nailed it
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:14 PM   #9
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Propane tank while wintering

The people who fill my propane tank are a mile away. I always fill it after a trip like Igave, in case of emergencies. Either way it doesn't hurt, partial or full.
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I have a Sunseeker and before I put the unit away for the winter I fill the propane and the gas tank. My thought being if the tanks are full there's less chance of condensation building up over the winter.
I also remove the 2 coach deep cycle batteries and store them in the basement. Once a month I put them on a tickle charge just to keep them at full power.
As for the chassis battery I connect it to a solar panel I install in the front window and leave it connected all winter.

Once a month I go to the storage lot, check for any sign of rodents and run the engine for 3-4 minutes.

so far this has worked very well the last 3 winters
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