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Old 02-09-2013, 01:28 AM   #21
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We used a full 20lb over a weekend due to the heater running alot. I refilled a week ago and paid $3.62 a gallon in Northern California.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #22
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If you go with the 30# tanks you should only have to change the threaded rod in order to hold the tanks in place.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #23
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Back when I ordered my toy hauler it was to come with two 5gl tanks. I upgraded to two 7gl tanks do to the fact the biggest precent of the time I dry camp. And yes running the heater threw out the night you will be changing tanks frequently. We normally donot use a heater at night, we use a goose down comforter, boy does it keep you warm at night (a little expensive but worth it). Cold mornings when I get up I will turn the heater on for a while.

Get the bigger tanks.........
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #24
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That is a great price.Before I bought mind Flagstaff I only use one tank a year and I switch it over on Labor Day. I use my Flagstaff 24 nights last year and I still on the same tank I wonder if it is the water tank because it gas and elec.If I was you guys I would buy a little elec heater.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #25
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My two pennies would be to check your insulation. When its 45 degrees outside the wife and I have to turn on the AC to keep our 28BH below 75. We've had two spells so far with 2-3 nights straight in the single digits and only gone through 1.5 20lb tanks since mid December. we aren't boondockers though. We're on shore power and use an electric heater as primary heating but use the furnace as backup to make sure the overnight stays around 65. We also use a lot of propane with the water heater and stove. From late july to mid december I went through 40lbs. For the winter I bought an extra 20lber from U-Haul that has the built in guage for $35 just to make sure I always have enough in case the space heater goes down or something. I'm not sure they sell bigger tanks though. Good Luck
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #26
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place here in Elkhart IN fills 20 lb tanks for 13.99 and after 5 fills you get one free
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #27
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Local Pro. dealer 20#-10.00$ 30#-15.00$ 2/12/2013 Youroo!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #28
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i always thought the hot water heater was the gas hog. i use to go thru a 40# tank/yr. didn't use the furnace. when i purchased the current trailer, our first night was in sub zero weather (to us...it got down to 28 F). we used the furnace. when i got home i had gone thru one tank and most of the second. yeah...the furnace is a hog.

Sense i started buying propane, i've often wondered why the retail price is close to that of gasoline and there isn't a road tax on the propane. I can remember times when propane was backed up to the refinery, the wholesale price plunged, but the retail price didn't budge.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #29
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i always thought the hot water heater was the gas hog. i use to go thru a 40# tank/yr. didn't use the furnace. when i purchased the current trailer, our first night was in sub zero weather (to us...it got down to 28 F). we used the furnace. when i got home i had gone thru one tank and most of the second. yeah...the furnace is a hog.

Sense i started buying propane, i've often wondered why the retail price is close to that of gasoline and there isn't a road tax on the propane. I can remember times when propane was backed up to the refinery, the wholesale price plunged, but the retail price didn't budge.
IN THE BEGINNING...

Propane and a few other high fraction gasses were "flared off" from high towers at refineries as "waste gas." How times have changed.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 AM   #30
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herk, how true. any movement on the flare now prompts a search.
i heard tails of a couple of the control rooms that would use propane to cool their control rooms (not approved by the co). they would vent the other side to the flare. even though, they would have to discontinue the practice (when word got too far up), it shows how little concern there was for the light gas. then they were more concerned abt the safety aspect than the loss of gas.
when i started in the mid 60's, that was no longer done.
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