How much propane do you guys go through
I know this is a very subjective question. Trying to find a ballpark answer and figure out if I should be concerned.
I do only boondocking. Water heater, fridge, furnace, cooktop, and grill all running off the propane. For the first year, we were getting 6 to 9 nights out of a 20lb 5Gal tank. I was running the generator a lot more, and the fridge was on electricity fairly often. Temps rarely dipped below 40 degrees.
Since adding the solar, which meant most weekends not even using the genny, and adding a tap under the trailer for a grill... The last weekend we went through two bottles of propane in 5 days. It was me and the GF and our buddy with normal, but not great conservation...
Almost 4 times the usage. Granted it was coooooooooooold, and snowy with temps not even breaking the 50s. I also had a lot of issues getting the fridge to stay on. I don't know if it was because with the fridge, WH, and furnace on, the propane flow drops so low that the fridge shuts off?
My first thought was a leak. I went through and bubble checked all my fittings, front to back, and bubble checked all the factory fittings I could get to. Nothing. I checked for chafed lines, stressed or cracked tubing. Also, nothing. The propane alarm has never gone off, and I've never smelled anything funny except for when the tank goes empty and there isn't enough propane to support combustion in the furnace.
I'm going to go spend another $100 this weekend on propane for an upcoming trip. I'd just like to know if this excessive use and I need to keep looking for a problem.
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