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Old 11-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #1
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Anyone upgrade from 20 to 30lb LP tanks

The 29HFS comes with two 20lb tanks. Has anyone felt the need to upgrade to 30lb tanks? Any general sense for how long the 20lb tanks would last with just two people in the RV, who'll probably grill more than cook inside?
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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We have the 27HFS and after two camping seasons have used less than 3 full 20lb tanks. Our main use of gas is the water heater, occasional furnace, and fridge on gas during travel. When using full hookups we utilize the electric side of the water heater and also have a supplemental electric space heater for cold nights. Ultimately how often you camp will determine the amount of gas used. We seem to average around 25 nights of camping in a season. Not near enough in my book. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #3
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My 30# tanks last forever, more than a season the way I travel. I actually thought about sizing down to save payload.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #4
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Very helpful, thanks!
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:15 PM   #5
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Mine last a longtime when just using water heater. If you use in cold weather with furnace in say 50s at night then a tank will last me around 4 days and if it gets down in 30s I can burn through a tank in 2 days.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:17 PM   #6
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I am seriously thinking of upgrading to 30, but I have like 5 20lbsers laying around.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:38 PM   #7
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My new 320rs has 3 20 lb tanks vs 2 30's I like it much better.
I bought a propane tank base stabilizer and keep a spare in the front cubby.
Easier to handle.
Easier to exchange.
More convenient!
I got 80 lbs on board.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:38 AM   #8
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Our Palomino has 3 20# and I just alternate using 2 of them and when I have to turn on the 3rd one I refill the other 2. I like my tank set up and they last a good amount of time. On one tank used the fridge on propane while travelling 16 hours and then used the same tank to cook with for 5 days and still wasn't empty. I'm sure if running the central heat it would burn a 20# tank up quickly in 2 days. 20# tanks hold 5 gallons and 30# tanks hold 7.5 gallons so having 2 30# tanks is equivalent of 3 20# tanks.
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I haven't used 1 tank yet in the 2 years I've had this 5th wheel. Over 80 nights spent in it. Several thousand miles of traveling with fridge on propane.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:20 AM   #10
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If I had 2-20s, I wouldn't upgrade to 2-30s just because. Price a new 30# tank out empty, you would be hard pressed to find one under $75. I probably burn 40# a year anyway. Just not a big deal for me
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