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Old 09-05-2019, 06:47 AM   #1
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Upgrade Propane Tanks 2018 Wildwood 230 BHXL

Is it easy to upgrade from the 2 20 lbs. tanks of propane to 30 lbs. tanks?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:54 AM   #2
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Tanks should drop right in. #1...are the hoses long enough ? 30's are taller and #2...will the cover fit back on ? again...tanks are taller. Otherwise...piece of cake.
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First, I would wonder if the existing hoses would reach high enough to connect to the taller tanks - if not, you'd be replacing those as well as the tanks.

Then, what about the plastic (or PVC) cover - would you be able to find a suitable replacement cover for the taller tanks?

Otherwise, I believe you'd be OK since they are both 12.16 inch diameter, it's just that the 30 pound is going to be about six inches taller.
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First, I would wonder if the existing hoses would reach high enough to connect to the taller tanks - if not, you'd be replacing those as well as the tanks.

Then, what about the plastic (or PVC) cover - would you be able to find a suitable replacement cover for the taller tanks?

Otherwise, I believe you'd be OK since they are both 12.16 inch diameter, it's just that the 30 pound is going to be about six inches taller.
Looks like we both covered it.
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Looks like we both covered it.

Yessir - and posted at the exact same time.
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2018 230 bhxl

Thanks for the comments.
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Just a comment from someone who has only been in it for 3 years and take lots of long weekend trips and occasional week long, dry camping.... using gas 100% for fridge, water heating, and minimal inside cooking.... Very Very minimal gas heating..... 2x20s of propane lasts me a very long time. I wouldnt myself see changing to 30's a big advantage and 20's easier to handle. Sure you have your own reasoning and different habits.

I also take along a 3rd 20 for other things.... Fire pit, outdoor cooker... lanturns...

I also occasionally get in a situation where I cant find a refilling place and end up exchanging. dont recall being able to exchange 30's.

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Old 09-05-2019, 10:10 PM   #8
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I would agree with all the previous comments and assuming the newer models aren't different than the 2016 230bhxl I can say for certain the regulator hose will not reach 30lb tanks as its tight just getting to the 20. Also, agree on the need as I boondock and have also even ran my fridge regularly even when I have electric hookups and I can go a month plus on the 20s. Lastly, I have also been in the situation where I did need a refill and the only place between destinations only did tank swaps so a 30lb would have been a problem.

The only real advantage you will have is if you are cold weather camping regularly as you would have to be running the furnace day in and day out to take the tanks down that fast.
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