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Old 11-04-2015, 08:05 AM   #31
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This is a bit off topic. I would like to remove the 20,s on my tt. I want to install a horizontal 30, and use the space to weld a tray for my generator. Any concerns about this kind of move. Seems to be plenty of space under the trailer. thanks
The only concern I would have here is that those lp tanks are designed with that regulator system to see a gaseous state of propane and therefore intended to be in a vertical delivery position. In the applications I can think of (ie. forklifts is what comes to mind) a horizontal delivery position will allow propane in a liquid state to flow but it goes into a spud valve and regulator to get it back to a gaseous state and at the correct W.C. of 11". I'd recommend that you do your homework here
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:15 AM   #32
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We were out for 37 nights this year - From May 1st to mid-October.

We used electric heaters (with LPG furnace to supplement) for the cooler weather; fridge on LPG for travel, electric on site; cooked with LPG.

Used half of one 20 pounder, didn't touch the other.

We do run our BBQ off a separate 20# - we went through about 1 1/2 tanks on it this season...
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:15 AM   #33
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The vast differences is LP use intrigue me. I'm sure we have an engineer on the forum who can put a formula to this, right?

Or as my engineer neighbor says: I will solve a problem you didn't know you had in a way you can't understand.


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Old 11-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #34
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The only issue with the 30#tanks is when the hydrostatic date is due. With the 20#ers you simply exchanged them at a store, but nobody I have seen exchanges the 30s. You will have to buy new or have the hydro test done.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:57 PM   #35
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not often. Love the electric fireplace. Makes lots of heat. Use an additional space heater when needed. Always camp where there is electric, and since it's included with site fee, use it all I can
X2. We don't have the fireplace in our HFS27 but with electric space heaters and full hookups the furnace rarely runs. We get our money's worth when plugged in as well.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #36
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I keep coming to the same question and then realize it would be a mistake. I can wonder into any gas station in Michigan and exchange a 20# tank. Never a 30# while I don't recommend that you exchange your new rv tank for a used gas station one it's a great backup. I take my spare gas grill tank from the gas station if I'm cold weather camping. I always have a backup. Less front end load as well.
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I keep coming to the same question and then realize it would be a mistake. I can wonder into any gas station in Michigan and exchange a 20# tank. Never a 30# while I don't recommend that you exchange your new rv tank for a used gas station one it's a great backup. I take my spare gas grill tank from the gas station if I'm cold weather camping. I always have a backup. Less front end load as well.
Thanks! We decided against the 30#s, in part because of the comments here. Also, we remembered that since he's a farrier with a forge and two 20# LP tanks in the bed of his truck, we'd be best served to stick with the 20# tanks on the TH
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:41 PM   #38
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I've been thinking about getting some really long LP lines made and just tapping into a neighbor's tank! 😄
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:05 PM   #39
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:13 PM   #40
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I think I'm going to up to 30 I seem to use a lot more propane to heat than others - don't allways have shore power - the noisy generator drives me crazy --- and maybe because my wife Expects it to at be atleast 70 plus In the RV all winter 😁


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