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Old 12-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #11
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2 mounted tanks.. NOTHING is a bigger pia than having to go out at 2 am on a rainy chilly night to switch tanks.. much faster and easier to just twist the valve over.
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We have 2---7 gallon tanks and before we go anyplace we make sure both are filled. When we get ready to go I turn on both and that way the fridge will work. When we are out the one things that I don't like is going out at 3 am to switch out tanks. Just got to remember to check the reg every once and awhile. Not a big deal.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:33 PM   #13
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We have 2---7 gallon tanks and before we go anyplace we make sure both are filled. When we get ready to go I turn on both and that way the fridge will work. When we are out the one things that I don't like is going out at 3 am to switch out tanks. Just got to remember to check the reg every once and awhile. Not a big deal.
When I go south for the winter I bring along an extra 30# (7Gal) tank in addition to the two 30# tanks on the tongue. Like you I leave both tanks on and just check the red flag every now and then. I see no point in having an auto change over regulator if you are not going to leave both tanks open. To each his own I guess. As far as carrying the third tank I just put it in a milk case and strap it down in the back of the truck. The third tank has been handy when I have been unable to get an empty filled when needed. It has only happened twice in 5 years but It is nice not to have to be concerned about scrambling around to get propane. When I am back home in WV at the seasonal site I just put the third tank in the building until the next trip south.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:47 PM   #14
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It sounds like you do use a lot of propane. As said above, the furnace is the big propane user. We typically use one 20 pound tank a year. The frig runs on gas as we travel, we use the stove a small amount each trip. We use a little bit of furnace time each year. At the end of these season we had about 1/2 gallon left, in the primary tank and never even opened the spare tank.

Run a test. Full your tank full. Then go camping one or two typical weekends. The have the tank refilled, and see how much fuel you used. Probably don't need to say it but do not start with a tank exchange filled tank to start with, as they typically do not fill their tanks full.
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