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Old 12-02-2014, 10:16 PM   #11
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Our 2012 365BHS would suck a 30# tank dry in 2 days keeping the camper at 70 and outside temps in the 20ies unless we supplemented with electric space. On our 375BHFS, I have yet to use either of my on board tanks. Since we leave ours seasonally parked, I had our local lp distributor set a 100gallon tank for us and now we run our camper, patio heater and BBQ off the big tank. Mine always seems to take the first night to get the walls and inside really warmed up, and by the 2nd night it seems to run quite a bit less.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:55 AM   #12
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While camping in northern LP Michigan during firearm deer season, the temps never got above 22 for a week straight. I was using an electric space heater with the furnace thermostat set for about 55 - in theory, to keep the pipes from freezing. Well, the water lines froze up anyway. I turned the furnace up to about 80 to thaw them out, and I went through a 30# tank in 3 days. So for a rig the size of yours in cold weather, your LP consumption doesn't seem abnormal.

BTW, turning the heat up didn't thaw out the pipes, but (like chicken soup) it couldn't hurt. I headed south after three days of dry camping, hoping to get into warmer weather. Outside temps didn't get above freezing until I got into southern Missouri. The water lines finally thawed out - a week after they originally froze up. Fortunately, there was no damage from the freezing/thawing.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #13
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Just got it back from the dealer, no gas leaks, guess I need to use the fire place more and gas heat less.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:24 AM   #14
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I have a 345 bhs and I ran through 3 1/2 30# tamks in six days. it was 5-30 degrees and I never had the trailer above 68. the fivers use a lot of propane to keep warm because of the size and design. the bedroom upstairs was extremely warm while the back bunk room and living area/kitchen was still pretty cool. I didn't use any electric heaters either.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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We will be camping for 10 days during Christmas this year. I normally go through one propane tank during this time frame. Normally our temp will be in the high 20's and low 30's for the low and high 60's for the high. We also like to use our fireplace to knock the chill off and a lot of times do not even need the furnace except during the night. We will see what the usage is this Christmas.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #16
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:35 AM   #17
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During hunting season this year we used our 2015 195RB for the first time. The fridge was on 100%, as was the furnace. The furnace was set all the way down (50 F) all day, except about an hour at lunch and 3 hours in the evening. Turned up for these 4 hours it was set at about 68 F. Outside temp varied between about 25 - 30 F.

We used 5 pounds per day. I have a scale and the tanks were weighed.

In contrast, our old 1964 14 footer with a gravity furnace used 5 pounds per day, but it wasn't turned "down" for 20 hours a day, it was turned OFF.

Very happy with the Jayco's efficiency!
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:11 PM   #18
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Unfortunately it looks normal. We took our first trip in our new 375 BHFS over thanksgiving and used about a tank and a half over the 4 day weekend. In our previous 31 ft travel trailer we never used a tank in a season but didn't camp in the winter.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:57 AM   #19
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Well it has been unseasonably cool here in Georgia so far this winter. Been in the low 30's every day for the past couple months. We usually save money during the winter but our electric bill just jumped $50 over last month and also same amount over last year same time. If it stays like this the next couple weeks, I would expect our propane usage on our 10 day camping trip will also increase. Can't wait to find out!
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:02 PM   #20
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We have used 30# in four days when the temp. were below freezing in WA. We keep the temp. around 65 and wear sweaters etc. When we are in campgrounds we do use our elect. fireplace/heater to help our furnace keep the temp. up. Find we use less propane this way. In the summer our propane lasts a very long time.
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