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Old 12-04-2015, 10:33 AM   #11
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If its a destination trailer (i.e. on the same site for months at a time) you should look into renting a large tank (e.g. 400lbs) from a propane distributor. Much cheaper that way.



RV's have many things working against them for heating efficiency... poor insulation, gaps around slides, usually single-pane windows, etc. RV furnaces are quite inefficient due to the very short combustion/heat-exchange tube (just feel how hot the exhaust is... that's heat you're paying for but is not going into your trailer).

Even so, I've never had a trailer this bad. At this rate a 400lb tank would be gone in 3 weeks. Something is wrong with that IMHO.
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The 400 tanks are labled gallons not pounds....400 gallons is not the same as 400 pounds

The large residential tanks are usually 500 or 1000 gallons

We have two 500 gallon tanks at our rental property - with a wood stove it can almost last all winter - it runs water heater and kitchen stove as well as furnace
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:21 PM   #13
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The 400 tanks are labled gallons not pounds....400 gallons is not the same as 400 pounds

The large residential tanks are usually 500 or 1000 gallons

We have two 500 gallon tanks at our rental property - with a wood stove it can almost last all winter - it runs water heater and kitchen stove as well as furnace

Still, I don't believe the answer to excessive LP usage is "get a bigger tank."


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Old 12-05-2015, 12:12 AM   #14
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Did they purge the new tanks to get the air out of them? It's possible they weren't full of propane. They need to be purged of the air in the tanks before they are filled. Propane dealers not just refill stations know how to do this.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:45 AM   #15
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Not many dealers FILL the tanks. Put in just enough to test and to be able to tell the customer you have gas....
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:30 AM   #16
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We have had our destination trailer for two full years and have only gone through two 30lb tanks of LP in that time. We use an electric heater to maintain the heat. The main LP heater only kicks on when the electric heaters fall behind.

We also don't camp too much when it's cold though.

We also got lucky with our trailer. Two years and not a single issue with our Sandpiper. Has not been back to the dealer and we have had no problems. I put this down to our dealer doing a good job in fixing before delivery and simple luck. We really enjoy our destination trailer experience.
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Yes,as of Friday the turf was soft. Did they deliver your unit yet?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:18 AM   #19
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Murph69,

Did you ever get your LP consumption issue looked at and diagnosed?

I am curious. Mine is still in the shop for the enormous list I had, still waiting for a call.


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Hey Magic. Got our trailer back and just as I thought, they said there is nothing wrong with it. They said they did a full drop test that showed no problems. I'm going to have someone I know check it out in the spring.
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