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Old 07-18-2015, 05:19 PM   #11
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propane is about 22,000btu per pound, so you can use a 12,000 btu heater 100+ hours on 2 tanks like that, and the heater is the thing that will take the most gas...

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Old 07-18-2015, 06:42 PM   #12
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We go on a trip each New Years, it's usually 5 nights. Last year it was cold, nighttime lowes ~25* and we have no special cold weather package, and we went through a 30lb bottle and about 1/3 of another. That was running a lot of furnace at night and occasionally during the day too.

Other than that we usually get 15 nights out of a bottle. Furnace is the killer; water heater, cooking and fridge hardly consume any.

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Old 09-26-2015, 09:49 PM   #13
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Try a catalytic heater the use no electricity,are quiet and sip propane, I have used one in a 40ft my. A 17 ft tt. They are super, can rig up a quick connect inside rig and just click it on
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:07 PM   #14
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Propane usage

I owned my older Starcraft for three years and never had to change the propane tank. I used the heater occasionally, the refrigerator often, and the cooktop regularly. I was amazed at how little propane the system used.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:54 PM   #15
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Wondering roughly how long you get out of 2-30 lb tanks of LP with fridge on and using furnace little at night ? I know batt power you have to watch but if that's ok how long roughly?
Just used up a 30 lb. tank we filled in Sept.2016. We have a 16 Eagle wasn't sure how much more that double door refrigerator would use.We camp about 4 days a month! Happy Trails
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:26 PM   #16
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In single digits temps (f), about 2 days.
I spent a week in an Oklahoma ice storm and was mighty glad the propane station was only a block away.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:42 PM   #17
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:36 PM   #18
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We finished a weekend trip where temps dropped from 70s to 20s. Left it in the drive with the furnace on to keep it from freezing. I was surprised the next morning when checking on it as it was VERY cold inside. Since I didn't sleep in it, the thermostat was clearly too high and I ran the 30lb tank dry. It wasn't full to start; but still didn't expect that. Filled the tank (7.4 gallons at 25 degrees) and hit the road on another trip. We have the glacier package; but the furnace is definitely needed frequently with 20 degree temps. Played it conservative to experiment. Keeping between 60-65 the first night, I bought an electric ceramic heater for night 2. With the ceramic heater on high, the furnace only ran twice. With the electric heater (saves propane cost) I only used 5 pounds of propane for three nights in the 20s. You definitely just need to get to know your trailer.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:55 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
Experience will be the only way you will know YOUR usage.
That's right and it's been a season and a half I have owned it and am surprised at how little it uses! Haven't used furnace much only to test and check but run fridge a lot on it and actually switched to 2/20lb tanks for lighten up tounge weight with now worries. Good to have both sizes ,had them around anyway.

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