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Old 07-17-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
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How long with 2-30 lbs of LP

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?
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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Dragged the thing home 5/9/15 with 2 full 30's. 5 days boondocking 5/22-26/15. Cooked, ran the fridge, plenty of hot water. Used the furnace 2 nights.


Some cooking while parked at home, some hot water.


Still running on can #1.


My old trailer had one 20# can. That would easily handle 4 days with standing pilots on all (less efficient) appliances.


No possible way to figure!


I'm gonna run tank #1 to empty and let the changeover valve do it's job. Then refill the empty and run tank #2 until it runs out. Repeat as needed.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #3
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That's great had no idea but longer than I thought ! Fall hunting for 3-5 days I should be good !!!

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We hardly refill our 2 20lb tanks once a year. Means nothing as to your usage.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:58 PM   #5
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We hardly refill our 2 20lb tanks once a year. Means nothing as to your usage.
Not sure of my usage yet all new to me !! But roughly have an idea they last a while. Even if used heavy. Grasshopper is learning slowly ! Lol. Thanks to all on this forum ! Hope I can give back one day !!!
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:10 PM   #6
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propane usage

The amt of propane used in a furnace is based on the ambient temp. The colder it is the more gas will be consumed. your question cannot be accurately answered. All our camping last year, we used almost one 30# cylinder. You will be surprised how long a tank will last. Just use one tank at a time and when one is empty, change over and get that tank filled.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:15 PM   #7
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As everyone else above has said, hard to determine your exact usage. But here is our average usage with 2 20# tanks. (And for you youngsters out there the # sign means pounds)

6 weekend trips
cooking on the stove top
secondary heating on the hot water heater (when we take our showers I kick the gas on for faster heating)
Central heater kicks on 3 - 4 times for oh.. 5 - 10 minutes each night.

End of year not even emptied 1 tank..
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Furnace is probably the number 1 gas consumer. So it really comes down to how much furnace time. We camp a fair amount in early and late season, when we do we have an electric site, and primarily use a small ceramic electric heater. At the end of the season, I fill one tank, and it still is not empty.

I know people with PUs who go through a #20 tank every day.
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It all depends on how much you use every day. Last year I was going through 30 lbs a week camping.. this year I did 4 weeks with one 30 lb bottle. Same boondocking location just different weather..
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As others have said, it lasts a whole lot longer than you think.
If you are using your furnace "a little at night" as you've described, then those tanks will last you a long time. No way to be specific, but you should be good for your fall hunting trip unless you are hunting/camping above the arctic circle.
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