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Old 11-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by RodeoGeorge View Post
To directly answer the OP's thread title, until it's empty.


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Old 11-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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If I remember correctly a 30,000 btu furnace will use .3 gal of LP/hr of use (actual operating). A 30 lb tank holds approximately 7 gallons of LPG. So, if the above is true, a tank will last approximately 23 hours of continuous furnace use. This also does not take into account any other use such as hot water heating, refrig, etc. Hope this helps.


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Old 11-05-2013, 02:26 AM   #13
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I work out of my trailer on the job site. An average week of 40s-50s during the day and low 30s at night and a little space heater running, a 30lbs will last me a week. A couple extra days when it doesn't get into the 30s.

Furnace runs about once an hour until it gets down into the 30s then its about twice an hour. It would turn on more often if I wasn't running the space heater.

I also use the stove/oven almost everyday to make dinner.

When it runs dry, I switch tanks and full the empty one asap. Just don't want to get caught with my pants down frozen around my ankles in the morning 'cause the furnace wasn't on all night.

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:13 AM   #14
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Do you have an electric blanket?
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #15
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almost 5 years, still on my 1st tank, but than again I am on my 5th RV
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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I would recommend purchasing a couple of those propane gauges that allow you to monitor how much propane you have left. Harbor Freight has them for about $20. I have 2 on my tanks and they come in handy. There is no guessing or wondering when you will run out of propane. Just a suggestion.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #17
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Save your self a lot of money in propane. Buy your self an electric heater to heat with. I do this and when the temperature stays 35 or warmer this works great.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #18
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Back when we got our TT I asked the same question and the concensus, without furnace, was about 30 days/tank.

we've got 41 days (over a few, jobs..) and still have not used a tank up. We use the furnace when needed (not often) and cook inside often. Rarely use the water heater (pilot blows out too easily). 4 people camping.
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I use our electric fireplace to augment the propane furnace. Keeps it nice and toasty and I'm already paying for the electricity.

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:41 PM   #20
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Our RV/TT has one of the Amish type electric fireplaces. That saves a *ton* on propane use.
The 5er we're picking up Saturday has one as well.
If we ever buy another RV having that electric fireplace is a must for me.

(we also have a small ceramic type electric heater in the bathroom...makes it nice to not step out of the shower shivering)


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