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Old 03-03-2020, 02:04 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Rpm90001 View Post
Sorry, it a 2006 2280
I will have to check in the cabinet.
Then there should be a sticker on the inside of a cabinet door. It'll have the weight of the popup when it left the factory. In 2006, weight of propane gas was not included, just the weight of the empty tank.
I have a pic of the one in my 2007 HTT, in my photo gallery.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:00 PM   #22
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Since those are small rim sizes, see if you can get Carlisle branded tires.

Your 12V battery with proper 12V energy conservation should last 3-4 days.

Replace all lights that you use with LED.

Your fridge on propane will run for weeks.

If you camp in moderately cool night time temps, your propane will last a relatively long time. All depends on the furnace cycle time. 12V battery powers the furnace fan, so again, it all depends on how much the furnace cycles on for how long the battery will last.

I installed a Thornwave Labs Bluetooth battery monitor and it has been extremely useful for gauging battery usage with different devices (fan, furnace, lights, CPAP, etc.).
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LED source, good quality... I bought several here to replace old LEDs.

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Old 03-10-2020, 12:43 PM   #24
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All propane tanks are not created/filled equally. Propane tanks have a lifespan, that keeps them from being filled to capacity. Tank exchange stations are only selling 15 lbs in a 20 lbs tank. So a new tank, that is filled to 20 lbs at a propane dealer, can/should have 33% more propane/run time than a tank you exchange at your grocery/filling station etc.

And filling an empty propane tanks at a propane dealer is normally the same cost or less than getting only 15 lbs at a exchange station. And they will "top off" a partially used tank, so you start with a "Full" tank. Most only charge for the propane added to your tank.

I have exchange old tanks that could not be filled to 20 lbs at exchanged site to get a newer tank that I can fill to 20 lbs. Check the date code on the collar of your tank.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 03-10-2020, 04:35 PM   #25
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New or old propane tanks can only be filled to 80% for safety reasons that is the law. An old tank can be hydrostatic tested and certified.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:35 AM   #26
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Yes, you do not want to fill a tank completely full, that is very dangerous. You need some area of the tank to be gas. But a 20# tank with the overfill protection (tri-knob on top) can be filled to hold a approx, 20# of propane. Exchange stations only fill to 15# of propane. I have used a luggage scale to verify approx. 20# (high 18 to low 19#) over the canister tare weight.
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