Originally Posted by CivEng12
We are staying in a cold weather climate for the first time and realizing how quickly propane is used in our coach. We are staying near Manitou Springs, CO and the highs have been around 40 with lows in the single digits or teens. If we set our gas burning furnace to 70, the primary propane tank is empty in about 4 days. If we only run it in the morning to warm us up after a cold night (set on 55 during the night hours), it will last us a week or so. We use space heaters in the bedroom to control that small space and let the living area temps drop in order to conserve propane (where the furnace thermometer is located). During our first refill on the primary propane tank, the tech at the park said that he couldn't hear any audible sounds of air being released from the LPG pressure relief valve as the tank was being filled. This was very alarming. Has anyone else experienced this? Also, does anyone know the dry capacity of the primary tank? Any tips for winter RV'ing regarding propane (buy external 100 lb tanks, etc)?
The large centerline propane tank holds 100 pounds (24+ gallons) of propane. If this is the first time you used the tank or tried to fill it make sure the main valve is turned on. You have to get under the Trilogy to see it and turn it on. Then when you service it, just the switch on the panel where your tank valves are located needs to be ON to service it and open the pressure valve there too. Once you open the centerline tank valve, you can leave that open.
When I first had mine services, they couldn't get any in it. Read messages here to figure out why. Go back to the early messages on the Trilogy and you can read more details.
2014 Dynamax Trilogy 3850RL - South Hampton Interior, Full Body Paint (Black / Silver / White), MOR/ryde Independent Suspension, MOR/ryde Disc Brakes, ONAN 5500 Generator, Progressive Industries HW50C w/Dual Display, Winegard HD Dish w/DirecTV, Washer & Dryer, iSprings 7-stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter, Trail-Air Flex Air Pin Box, Third AC installed, AC Voltage/Amp Meters, DC Amp Meter.
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