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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Propane capacity

We do a lot of "primitive" camping (no hook-ups) and this past summer has been abnormally hot and humid necessitating lots of generator use for the A/C. Constantly filling propane - what is the capacity on the Solera?? Is there some way to carry and supplement propane safely?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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8 gal capacity. Usually it lasts us 2 weeks but we din't run the generator much - about 1 hour a day....

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thanks! Isn't that a really small tank?? !! My pop-up camper had two 20lb tanks - I believe 4gallons = 1 lb of propane - and I only had to change a tank maybe once a summer season! Does anyone know how to supplement the propane supply for more generator use???
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:42 AM   #4
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Believe propane is 4.11 lbs per gallon. One "20lb tank" would therefore hold about 4.9 gallons. Think the tank on the Solera is specified as 9.8 gallons. (I believe reinerka's 8 gallon capacity is adjusted for "80% typical fill".) I think the tank on the Solera is very close to the same size as the combined size of the "two 20lb tanks" on your pop-up.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Oops!! Looks like I got that conversion backward. Thanks for correcting it. I guess running A/C off the generator just really guzzles the propane. I'm planning to install 2 vent fans and hopefully that will cut the need for A/C somewhat, although the final word on that comes from my 3 traveling Mini-Schnauzers!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #6
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
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I guess running A/C off the generator just really guzzles the propane.
Since propane has less energy-per-gallon (91,600 BTU/gallon)than does gasoline (about 112,000 BTU/gallon), you should therefor get less runtime-per-gallon (at the same current output), as well.

That may give you something to help determine "reasonableness" of your generator's propane usage.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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Run time

Propane only last about 13 hours with gen running.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #9
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12 gallon tank. 80% of that is actual capacity.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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12 gallon tank. 80% of that is actual capacity.
mr clemens.

are you saying that although all sunseekers list 9.8 gallon tank that it is actually 12 gallons and that 9.8 is the actual fillable amount.
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