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Propane two 20# or two 30# tanks?
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July 10, 2015 - 10:04 am
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What is the most propane you have ever used in a weekend?

I bought a TT and it came with two 30# tanks on the front.  On my popup I would fill up the one 20# tank once a year and in my Class C I would put a minimal amount of propane in the onboard tank once a year as well (equivalent to a 20# tank).  I am thinking 60#’s of propane is overkill.  Why haul around the extra weight. 

I have two 20# tanks and am thinking of switching them with the 30# tanks.  Or I may even put just one 30# or one 20# tank on. 

In the winter I’ll grab an extra full tank but for the most part I am using propane to cook and run the fridge too and from the campground.  In the winter I will mostly use an electric heater.

What are your thoughts. 

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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We used a 20# tank of propane on our first trip this year, in the small TT. The auto-changeover triggered on the last day or so, so the tank probably lasted 5-6 days. We were running the ‘fridge, had the hot water tank on a hour or so each day, used the stove for simple meals (the weather was not conducive to cooking outside) and used the furnace every night.

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The weight difference in going from two 30 lb tanks to two 20lb tanks on a TT won’t make a bit of difference in gas mileage.
The wind resistance kills your gas mileage.
If the 30 lb tanks are too heavy for you or you just have money to burn, go ahead and replace them.
Personally, I wouldn’t change them out.

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I don’t have money to burn but I do have a couple of 20# tanks in my yard that I could easily put on the trailer.  Hook a 30# tank to my grill…….I just realized, I use more propane with my grill than in my campers.  Usually 2 tanks  a year on my grill 2-3 nights a week.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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to me i am ok with carrying 20 pound propane tanks, that extra 10 pounds of propane does not make a difference for me, I will just carry an extra 20 if I need more. since you have a pickup truck that could be something you could do

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We camped Valentine’s Day weekend with 25 below zero wind chills in our 30 foot TT and only used one 30lb tank with the heat set at 70 degrees plus my DW cooked in the oven, so I would say one 30lb tank should be more than enough.

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I don’t know if I’ll be going out in 25 below weather so that is good to know that if I ever do 30# should be enough  🙂

Your right, I guess the 10#’s really doesn’t make a difference on a 5,000# TT  It just seems overkill for me to be a weekend camper with 60#’s of propane.  My TT was a seasonal camper so it made sense for them to fill up once a season and forget about it.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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