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Old 03-31-2015, 04:18 PM   #21
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We nearly full time so that makes it different for us. A 30# tank holds about 8 gallons of propane so filling them both from empty at $2.64 per gallon would run about $40.

We always use electric when we have 50amp hookups. 30amp we use propane because the microwave with trip the campground breaker with the electric water heater on.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:10 AM   #22
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My water heater is always on electric. Have 30 amp service and never trip any breaker when using the coffee makers/microwave or anything else.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:32 AM   #23
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X2 what he said!
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:38 AM   #24
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We've had our 12Flagstaff 8528RKWS for 3 yrs and spend over 90 days/year in it in FL and have filled one 30# cyl 4 times total and never turn the propane side of the water heater off. So, if I do the math, (9#x4x$2.64)/(3x90)=$0.392/day to run the water heater, RVQ, refrigerator, 3 burner stove & on very rare occasions, the furnace.

I haven't figured out how to determine the water heater as being the major user of propane. We also keep the 110V on for the water heater to further confuse the issue of how much propane is used by the water heater alone.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:43 AM   #25
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When connected to shore power I keep the electric on and turn on the propane as well when someone showers, you are paying for shore power so you may as well use it and save on the cost of propane.
X2.....a no brainer.
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It costs me less than $40 a year to use propane, but it cost $100 each way for diesel fuel or so to go to the campground. So for a year of camping diesel fuel costs over $1000 (not including if we have to take a car also) so I just don't stress about $40 of propane for the grill, water heater, furnace, refrigerator, etc. We also run an extra refrigerator, ice maker, the AC, etc on electric and most of the time have 2-6 people. 45- 50 nights of camping at $35-75 a night...........

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[QUOTE=Oaklevel;822677] It costs me less than $40 a year to use propane, but it cost $100 each way for diesel fuel or so to go to the campground. So for a year of camping diesel fuel costs over $1000 (not including if we have to take a car also) so I just don't stress about $40 of propane for the grill, water heater, furnace, refrigerator, etc. We also run an extra refrigerator, ice maker, the AC, etc on electric and most of the time have 2-6 people. 45- 50 nights of camping at $35-75 a night........... As you've said, nothing worse than running out , and if a never before visited campground w/ the office closed, where and how far to the re-fill station. Propane's cheap!
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Have DW and two DD's. Propane water heater would be running 24 hours a day if I didn't use the Electric element.
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Have DW and two DD's. Propane water heater would be running 24 hours a day if I didn't use the Electric element.
Last time I checked, they still sell candles!
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Last time I checked, they still sell candles!
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