Originally Posted by toshu
Yes, we are planning on boondocking and staying at state and Fed parks with limited hookups. My thinking WRT LP upgrade is that IF the dealer gives me a good price, assuming credit for the 20 # tanks, then why not do it. I can always do it myself, but 30# tanks are not as common to pick up as 20#.
I am curious about the electric heaters???? I assume that they are not 12V, and therefore of limited use/ run time when boondocking??
20 lb tanks are everywhere BUT I don't exchange them.
I get mine re-filled and the re-fill stations are fewer
and farther between now days. A few years ago gas
stations had LP re-fill stations. Now they have exchange
cages that save them the expense and trouble of a big
storage tank and pump and scales and having to go
outside in all kinds of weather to fill your tank.
Now you just trade in on a full one but you pay extra for that.
Even if you're boondocking you can't run your LP furnace
a lot because it sucks battery juice like a kid sucks
cool-aid on a hot day!
No you can't use an electric heater when boon docking.
Around KY all state parks have electric hookups so we
can use a little 1400 watt heater in cold weather.
I've camped in National Parks and used my furnace also.
We can get about 4 nights and then it's time to get out
the Honda and re-charge batteries.
Last fall we spent a week at Cumberland Gap National
Historical Park. We stayed in a loop with no hookups
because the electric loops were crowded.
Our site was all alone! The CG fee was less. In a week
we saved more than enough to fill my tanks and we
used slightly less than one 20# tank. I charged batteries
LP Tank size is up to you. I don't think the increase in
weight will be a big issue but that's a guess.
My water tank is right in front. I typically don't tow
with it more than half full. I have towed with it full
but not as a rule.
That is your choice, you will probably know if the CG you're
headed to has a water spigot or not.
My trailer actually needed some extra tongue weight when
new. The 2 LP tanks and 2 batteries and half tank of
water seem to cut down on sway. My WD hitch keeps
me level even with the tongue weight.