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pianotuna

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Posted: 10/29/09 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

I do adore my new RV--but I surely miss my old much larger propane tank. Assuming there is enough room, physically what would be needed to increase the capacity on the tank?

I used to boondock for the whole winter on one tank of propane--and in the new RV one "not too cold" night took over 1/4 tank! (And that was with one 1500 watt electric heater running full tilt!


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Posted: 10/29/09 04:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You may need to replace the low pressure line from the regulator to the rigs main LP line.
Check the brackets on the frame to insure they will fit new tank.
You may check to see if rig had an optional larger tank and get info from manufactuer.


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You might want to consider and Extend A Stay.

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That Extend A Stay would seem to make a lot more sense! There are so many variables involved in replacing a tank....with the size restrictions being number one! You would also be adding weight to the RV, reducing your payload.

If you plan to make trips long enough that you need to go that much larger, I'm wondering why? Seems like you are using quite a bit of LP in your RV.....a quarter tank in a night? You might want to have it checked out for a leak or something......

I'll also assume that you knew that the tank wasn't FULL when it was filled. so if it's down to "3/4 full", you hardly used any LP.


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Posted: 10/29/09 05:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

Where is the OP going to carry a large full bottle to utilize an Extend-a-Stay?


I keep mine in the back storage bay.


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Posted: 10/29/09 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where is the OP going to carry a large full bottle to utilize an Extend-a-Stay?

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Posted: 10/29/09 05:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Hi PapPappy,

I use my RV at -37. That means *lots* of propane use.

My new RV has a larger "foot print" (i.e. bigger in all three dimensions) than my old one.

Unfortunately I know the propane tank was full--or at least that is what the gauge said. It's just too small for my needs. The web site suggests it is a 60 pound tank--but it looks pretty darn tiny. It was just -6 C on the night where I used 1/4 tank.

Is the "real" size stamped anywhere on the tank?

PapPappy wrote:

That Extend A Stay would seem to make a lot more sense! There are so many variables involved in replacing a tank....with the size restrictions being number one! You would also be adding weight to the RV, reducing your payload.

If you plan to make trips long enough that you need to go that much larger, I'm wondering why? Seems like you are using quite a bit of LP in your RV.....a quarter tank in a night? You might want to have it checked out for a leak or something......

I'll also assume that you knew that the tank wasn't FULL when it was filled. so if it's down to "3/4 full", you hardly used any LP.


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Posted: 10/29/09 05:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

Where is the OP going to carry a large full bottle to utilize an Extend-a-Stay?
Most LP companies rent them for the season.


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Posted: 10/29/09 07:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Don,

As long as the new tank is DOT certified, or in your case CGA, then your good too go, if'n you have room. Most tanks will pass both USA and Canada codes but the new tank also has to meet DOT rules since it's a "fixed" tank, meaning not removable, for road use.






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