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Old 11-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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How much propane

Going camping this weekend in N Carolina with day temps in the mid 50s and night temps in the mid 30s. If i keep the heat set around 65-67 how much propane would I use. I will be at a site with full hookups. This is a new trailer we purchased in the summer so this is our first cold night camping and want to make sure the heater is working properly. WE have a Whitehawk 28dsbh. Thanks
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Can`t pin down how much you will use but it will not be that much, your twin 30lb bottles will MORE than hold you. A propane saving tip is to use a small ceramic electric heater (about 20 bucks) since you have full hookups. Your furnace will not run nearly as much and you will save propane and use the CG`s electric. I`ve done this many times and my furnace does not run all that much.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Good information....
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
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We are in eastern Nc and a 30lb. bottle has been lasting 4 weeks. turn the heat down to 58 at night then 68 in the morning, and use electric heaters to supplement till the sun comes out to warm you up!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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I agree with the others to use electric heat when ever possible. I camp all year long, in Pennsylvania, and have never had to use my furnace when I had electric. Have fun camping.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Another vote for an electric heater. We've been down to around 30-ish in rainy windy conditions and the furnace never came on.
If your TT is new be sure to run the furnace BEFORE going camping. Mine set the smoke alarm off the first time I ran it - fortunately in the driveway.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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If your TT is new be sure to run the furnace BEFORE going camping. Mine set the smoke alarm off the first time I ran it - fortunately in the driveway.
Can I do this w/ a 20amp connection?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #8
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I have only used the heat in an RV once. I had to replace the valve on the chassis mounted propane tank in my old motorhome. The gas place would not touch the tank unless it was empty. IIRC it was a 30lb tank. It was March or April I think. I had the fridge going on gas and the heat up to 80. It took about 10 days the empty to 3/4 full tank.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #9
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If I use strictly the furnace with temps into the low 30s to high 20s at night and the day temps around 50* my unit will burn through a 30# tank about every three days. This is with the thermastat set at 65* at night and 68* through the day. Like others I use the electric heaters to supplement the furnance. Where I am currently charges extra for the electric so it is a toss up which is the cheapest but I use the electric anyway because it is so much easier than lugging propane tanks. YMMV.
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Can I do this w/ a 20amp connection?
Sure, even without ac for a while.
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