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Old 10-29-2017, 10:59 AM   #1
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Propane Empty

We have 2018 DS3011 and camping in Hot Springs and it's freezing. Our LP gauge has never had a correct reading. So I awake to a freezing RV. We're out of propane. Heat pump is useless in this cold of weather. Any options to get propane without moving RV? For future reference, how long can we run furnace with a full Tank? Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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I would install an extend a stay on your rig. Only takes 10 minutes then you can use an exterior lpg tank. It's a must for us with fixed lpg tanks on our rigs. Several good YouTube videos on installing one
Just search 'camco extend a stay lpg' and several videos will come up.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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If heating is your major consumer of LP, a 12 volt hour meter attached to your heater blower motor should act as a fairly reliable usage gauge.
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:04 PM   #4
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If you have hook ups an electric space heater can lighten the load on the propane heater.

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Old 10-29-2017, 11:19 PM   #5
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Since you posted 12 hours ago I hope you've found a solution by now.

We keep a small ceramic heater on board "just in case" but depends on shore power or generator.

Where I worked, a propane truck would come in weekly to fill the LP tanks. They have the same connection as our rv tank. See if one will come to you.

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Old 10-30-2017, 04:05 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by CedarCreekWoody View Post
If you have hook ups an electric space heater can lighten the load on the propane heater.

I hope the foliage is in full color for you thete!
We re-fill our tanks about once a year by using a space heater. We only use propane for hot water and cooking. Typically we will turn on the heat when we arrive to get the camper up to the desired temp. Then we switch over to our space heater, that will run us out of the camper even on the coldest of days. We are in a 30 amp unit, so we do have to be careful with using the microwave at the same time. Just switch off the space heater real quick.

I am a big fan of the Vornado series of space heaters.
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