Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
New Member
Gallatin , Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
New Member

Hi All,

I'm new to RVing (and the forum) having purchased an AS 30' classic w/slide this past July as my home away from home. I joined a business started by my brother here in middle TN and I've been enjoying my airstream between my monthly commutes back to PA. With winter on it's way and since I don't intend to move from the campground where I'm setup, I was going to connect two 100 lb propane cylinders in lieu of my 30 lb bottles. Does any one have any advice pro/con in doing so?



dknox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,382
Images: 5
Welcome to the Forums, Dave. There's a lot of good info here.
Sorry, I can't help you on the propane bottles except to say that I have seen the large bottles at campsites on many occasions.

SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
The only issue I can see is added weight on the tongue, but if you're just parked I see no problem with it. The gurus here wouldn't suggest towing with those on the tongue. My 2 cents.
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Foiled Again's Avatar

2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,678

Big tanks are a good idea if you have lots of snow and freezing weather, however that's not all you need. You will need to insulate your water supply and sewage lines. Most folks use heat tape on their water hose, covered by foam type pipe insulation. Here in Eastern VA I also wrap the heat tape around the faucet and down to the ground. Last year my neighbor showed me his setup. He'd cut the bottom out of a plastic cooler and installed an outlet and lightbulb inside the box. He plugged his heat tape into the outlet and left a 25 watt light burning all the time to keep the faucet and the ground around it warm. He just lifts the lid to check that the bulb is still burning, etc.

As for your sewer line, that depends on what you're using. I use a Sewer Solution (1 inch hose) and just cover it with foam pipe insulation. If you're parked for several months, you might want to fit regular PVC pipe from your sewer connection to the ground. A rigid pipe that's angled down and not lying on the frozen ground may be sufficient to keep the waste water flowing.

I don't know exactly where you are in Tennessee, but if you get lots of frozen weather you'll need to do something to skirt your trailer - keeps pipes from freezing and makes floor warmer, and most important lowers your need for propane. People have used everything from hay bales, to styrofoam panels, to foil backed bubble insulation taped to the underside of the trailer. Some people will have light bulbs or some other small heat source under the skirt as another guard against a frozen water pipe.

I'd vote against hay bales for two reasons: mice and fire hazard.

I'm living in mine in Virginia Beach. We rarely get more than six weeks of really cold weather, so I don't bother skirting my trailer. I do hang a couple of strings of Christmas lights underneath though.

Good luck with your new toy.

Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Tracing a Wally Byam Club member #. Simplyspent Airstream History 38 11-09-2010 12:16 PM
Member Titles, what do you think? Andy R Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 17 08-18-2007 09:13 PM
Member reviews now available! Andy R Our Community 4 07-20-2002 10:34 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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