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Old 11-03-2015, 07:05 AM   #11
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I upgraded to 30's and only thing I did other than change the tanks was change the hold down rod. Just picked up a piece of threaded rod, cut to required length after installing I covered the rod with a piece of plastic tube to prevent the threads from damaging the hoses. I just felt that I would rather carry 2 - 30lbs than 3 - 20's. Personal choice.

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Old 11-03-2015, 09:40 AM   #12
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Wow either everybody on here only camps in 70degree weather or have electric heaters 😃 if your camping in under 50 degrees my furnace will go through 1 20lb tank in about 2 days with the small 19btu heater in the HyperLight and if you got a bigger furnace expect higher use unless you have a heat pump ---

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Old 11-03-2015, 09:42 AM   #13
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We have an electric fireplace, man does that help!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:34 PM   #14
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NOPE... not an upgrade but a down grade...20 lb tanks are lighter, eaiser to get refilled or new ones and a big box store.

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Old 11-03-2015, 12:34 PM   #15
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NOPE... not an upgrade but a down grade...20 lb tanks are lighter, eaiser to get refilled or new ones and a big box store.
I agree!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #16
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I upgraded, but only because the new TT came with 30s. We use the propane for the WH, for the refrigerator while travelling, and occasionally for the furnace because we have a ceramic electric heater. We went through just one 30# tank this season and had to switch over to the other tank on the last trip. Two 20# tanks would be more than enough for us for one season since we only camp with electric hookups.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:48 PM   #17
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when we took delivery of our microlite it had 2 20# tanks the sales brochure stated it was to come with 2 30# tanks we asked our salesman about it and he said they would change them out for 30's but in his opinion he would rather have 20#ers because they were lighter and easier to exchange.....well I balked at that idea at first but glad he talked me out of the 30's. The 20's work well for us.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:51 PM   #18
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Our Surveyor 220 came with 2-30lb propane tanks, which lasted a heckuva long time and weighed 108lbs full(I weighed them). I replaced them with 2 Viking composite lp tanks off Amazon ($119.00 ea). They hold a bit more in each than a standard steel tank and weigh a third less plus you can visually see how much propane is in the tank. Viking has been making these tanks for decades and they are safe and reliable; not to be confused with the composite tanks involved in the recall of a couple of years ago that failed (yea, I bought those too on our last trailer and hated to send them back as I had no failures and they really did weight a lot less). They may seem a bit pricey but the advantages to me outweigh the cost.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:28 PM   #19
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I like 20lbers

After one season we have not used one tank. We use for hot water and fridge when pulling. If weight is a concern, look at aluminium marine tanks. Very light and safe. We had them on a house boat and loved them.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:58 PM   #20
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When we ordered our new trailer we specified 20s instead of 30s. In our hybrid that had 20s when we traded it had the original gas in it. If you run out it's easy to just swap tanks at a store than try to fill a 30 lb tank. But we are in the south so our demand is very low.

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tank, upgrade

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