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Old 06-12-2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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If it is just parked, and it is there all winter in makes it a lot easier. Personally, I would not leave the grey tank valve open, while there. The cold air will enter the tank any water condensation will freeze and make a mess.

Personally, I would build a simple skirt around the trailer, ideally with some high density foam and then some type of cover, plywood or aluminum soffit type material. This will keep a lot of the cold out, so you can heat the area as a bonus the floors will feel warmer. With a skirt a couple 100 watt light bulbs will keep the underside from freezing.


Also if it just has a simple underbelly that is not insulated, I was also consider the heated tank pads.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #12
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Forget 'refilling' those disposable cans. Those adapters only re-pressurize the smaller can with vapor. No liquid moves.


You can get adapters and hose to run a small propane appliance directly from a 20# bulk tank. I modified my old trailer for that and it worked great!
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:45 PM   #13
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Hey Mike, those adapters don't work? Even if you freeze the tank first? Looking at the You Tube videos it sounds like that's the key. Yes, they probably don't fill 100% but even 80% would be cost effective. The trouble with just using a hose from a 20 pound take is where will I store that tank? This hot water heater and the 7 gallon water jug I'm going to use for the water supply will take up enough from in my small bathroom.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:47 PM   #14
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If the propane connection on the shower will only accept the small 1# propane bottles, just get a hose that will fit the shower propane connection and a 20# tank, problem solved. I got a hose with these connections for a Weber Q and works just fine.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:33 PM   #15
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Jimp, just no room in the shower for the big 20# tank.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:29 PM   #16
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What about using the tanks on the camper? You can get a fitting that will let you hook both to the camper and run the smaller appliances. Then you just run a hose to the shower.
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djtho1, my tanks are in the front and the bathroom is in the back. I don't know how I could run the hose to the rear or even if it would be safe to do.
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My tanks are in the front and Jayco ran the propane hose all the way to the back with a quick connect to use the bumper mounted grill. I would think this would be the same idea.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:10 AM   #19
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Of course! My tanks are in the front and my camper hot water heater is in the rear. Of course I can tap off that. What was I thinking?
It looks like I have a mod in my future..
Thanks guys for the tips.
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I use the refill adapter fittings to refill the 1 lb tanks, never had a problem with them. They don't refill to full, but are within a ounce or so of being full.
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