Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:46 AM   #15
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,494
I have to confess that I was not very prudent with propane when we went to AK last year. Seems like we used the furnace most evenings to ward off the damp chill. We ran the furnace quite a bit and I left the fridge run on propane rather than switch to elec when we could. Nice that propane is dirt cheap up there.

Might have been two weeks - but I don't think it was much more.

Since then I bought a Vornado heater for cool weather camping. Best thing since crushed ice.

Pat
__________________

__________________
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 11:52 AM   #16
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Pat, is block ice cheaper than propane in Alaska?
Click image for larger version

Name:	Old%20Ice%20Box.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	37392

Uses no propane but is heavy and will never last a week between refills! [no gratuitous smily use here, no sir!]
__________________

__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 11:54 AM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
ESCAPE POD's Avatar
 
2007 19' Safari SE
Seal Beach , California
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 215
Water heater use

To keep the water heater on throughout a trip uses too much propane to suit us. Unless we're planning to take a full-on shower, which is basically once a trip while boondocking, we don't fire up the water heater. For dishwashing, we heat a couple of cups of water on the stove, and mix with tap water. Same for sponge bathing. However, to avoid the buildup of spider webs in the gas feed tube to the water heater, we treat ourselves to the once-a-trip hot shower, assuming we have enough water left.
__________________
"I have found through trial and error that I work best under duress. In fact, I work only under duress." -Ed Abbey

Jerry & Susan
2007 19' Bambi SE; 2010 Ford F-150 5.4L SuperCrew 4x4 w/ FlipPac camper shell
ESCAPE POD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 02:04 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
2005 30' Classic
... , ...
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 511
Images: 12
Sorry to be detailed here, but I'm a little confused: are we talking boondocking or are we talking using the propane to keep things in the frig cold and the water hot until we get to a serviced campground? Some, maybe both?
__________________
GetOutDoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 02:10 PM   #19
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiffy Gem
Sorry to be detailed here, but I'm a little confused: are we talking boondocking or are we talking using the propane to keep things in the frig cold and the water hot until we get to a serviced campground? Some, maybe both?
We are talking about not going to service campgrounds at all~ all stand alone camping.
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 02:19 PM   #20
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
We are talking about not going to service campgrounds at all~ all stand alone camping.
My kind of campin'!
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 02:32 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
2005 30' Classic
... , ...
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 511
Images: 12
That was my understanding by the thread title.
__________________
GetOutDoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 02:51 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
2005 30' Classic
... , ...
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 511
Images: 12
I have a built-in Onan RV QG 2500 LP generator that uses .2 - .6 gallons of propane per hour, depending on load. It is used to run the micro and refresh the batteries, maybe 1 - 2 hour per day. At that rate, it alone could consume 5 gallons of propane per week.

The local dealer tells me he doesn't like to install generators for this reason, but I like it. It's just too easy to carry backup tanks for the comfort.
__________________
GetOutDoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 03:49 PM   #23
Moderator
 
jcanavera's Avatar

 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,002
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
Although I think some of us have talked about our overall usage over the course of a season, which may include sites with power.

Jack
__________________
Jack Canavera
STL Mo.
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
We are talking about not going to service campgrounds at all~ all stand alone camping.
That is my favorite kind of camping too! Not counting running the furnace which we don't run in the summer -- we go thru one 30# tank every two months in the summer.
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 12:04 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
dscluchfc's Avatar
 
1984 31' Excella
Abernathy , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 849
I just dewinterized, fired the water heater up and cycled it, etc...
A couple of days later, I was outside by the trailer, and hear the water heater fire up, and think...dangit, I forgot to turn it off.
So I begin to check propane.....the valve was on the curbside tank so I take it off and it is near empty, so I check the other one and it is near empty as well, but should have been full.
So I start leak testing....the rubber lines to the valve had gotten hard and unpliable....and were leaking bigtime.
My guess is that over the course of the winter, I lost almost the entire streetside tank, and my oversight on the water heater cost me the curbside tank.
I now have new hoses, and have checked my propane system for leaks.
So I take off the
__________________
David
TAC # TX-18

AIR # 410
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsphotoscapes
dscluchfc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 02:18 PM   #26
2 Rivet Member
 
Fenghuang's Avatar
 
2007 23' Safari SE
San Diego , California
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 98
Efficient inside/outside cooking techniques/modalities while dry-camping/boondocking using propane with no generator or open fires allowed.

As a foodie hobbyist, I enjoy cooking, experimenting with recipes, and eating outdoors weather permitting. With the recent horrific fires in San Diego County, the red flag warning status continues to be observed at County campgrounds prohibiting open fires (charcoal or campfires).
What cooking technique/modality is most efficient to prepare a cooked meal from raw ingredients using the minimal amount of propane? Please share recipes and/or references/links.

Thanks,
Larry
__________________
1767 Spanish scribe:"Rash judgments are always accompanied by ignorance and absence of light." (Learn all the facts before making a judgment)




Fenghuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 03:17 PM   #27
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenghuang
Efficient inside/outside cooking techniques/modalities while dry-camping/boondocking using propane with no generator or open fires allowed.

As a foodie hobbyist, I enjoy cooking, experimenting with recipes, and eating outdoors weather permitting. With the recent horrific fires in San Diego County, the red flag warning status continues to be observed at County campgrounds prohibiting open fires (charcoal or campfires).
What cooking technique/modality is most efficient to prepare a cooked meal from raw ingredients using the minimal amount of propane? Please share recipes and/or references/links.

Thanks,
Larry
Hi Larry,

I use a Solaire infra-red grill and a wok-like insert that is actually perforated with a flat bottom and 4 sloping flat sides (Lowes or HD). I se this to stri fry ust about any type if veggie. Works well if you get the 'wok' really hot. Just a coupel of quick minutes and you're done!
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 05:33 PM   #28
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenghuang
[What cooking technique/modality is most efficient to prepare a cooked meal from raw ingredients using the minimal amount of propane? Please share recipes and/or references/links...
the common pressure cooker is the most efficient method for cooking the widest range of foods...

and with virtually any fuel source.

of course microwave ovens may actually use LESS energy but that's another topic.

i like the ceramic cookers and grill inserts too...stir fry by any method is fast and tasty...

there are other threads on this topic

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...chen-5410.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ing-21910.html

and loads of websites on pressure cookers...

along with recipes.

cheers
2air'

Energy Efficient Cooking

Efficient Cooking
__________________

__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane injection Rik Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 13 09-23-2003 11:34 AM
Flying J Propane Question Pick On The Road... 5 10-26-2002 06:46 PM
Disposable Propane Bottle Safety JaceBeck Our Community 6 07-02-2002 02:15 PM
Modification to Furnace Propane Line winner LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 6 06-29-2002 04:54 AM
Propane Tanks - New OPD Needed? montanaandy LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 18 06-17-2002 01:11 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.