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Old 11-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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New Eagle 2015 28.5 RSTS. Up in PA and NY for Thanksgiving. So far have used two 30lb gas bottles. Seems high, don't smell a leak inside, and haven't noticed anything outside. Anybody else has experience on usage for a few 30 deg days.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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That seems like a lot. Were both tanks completly full to start with?

We've camped 4 nights in our 29.5 in 25-30 degree temperatures and never used a complete 30lb bottle. During the day i turn the thermostat down so the heat doesnt run as much. Set at about 72 at night.
Not sure how much difference it makes, but we also run a 110 utility heater at night to keep down on the propane useage. The electric utility heater wont heat the trailer on its own, but does help the furnace from running so much.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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It was a new RV from the dealer, assumed they were filled. I had one filled when it ran out 3 days after getting it. We had a MH with one 30 lb bottle that lasted a almost a year, so I was surprised that we would use so much. Back to the dealer to have it checked.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #4
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We run 2 20# tanks and kept temp at 72 with an outside temperature in the mid thirties at night and up into upper forties during the day. We ran through both tanks in 4 days. Any more cold weather camping will be done with a couple of electric heaters.
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Seems pretty normal for the unit size. I had a 33 ft 5er and used that much or probably more. But keep checking all the flare nuts they can come loose. Even from the factory I have found 4 loose ones on the appliances.
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I have had a very loyal customer bring me his 30# bottle for refill every 3 days like clockwork. This has been going on for 4 weeks now. I dont ask, I just charge him for 7 gallons of propane every 3 days
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That seems to me like a lot of gas. You might check your pigtails for a slow leak? I know you said you don't smell any gas, but get some soapy water on your fittings and find out for sure. One of my pigtails went bad really quick, and the new one is way nicer than the old one.
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Depends on how warm you kept it inside.. and if you left the HW on propane all the time
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We have found that a 30lb cylinder will last us about 4-5 days in the cold running the heat and some hot water. We run the propane to assist in recovery when showering. But, during the summer, we can go all summer on a 30lb cylinder.
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I find the same. I wont even go through one 30lb tank all summer but went through the rest of both the week I was living in the TT in October while re finishing my floors. Temps were below freezing at night and I also used the electric fireplace and an electric heater in the bedroom.
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