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Old 03-06-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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how long on a tank of propane

with the heater and the fridge running on propane fridge rm 2800
2 tanks gone in 4 days ,
seems a bit short for me.
what is the consuptin of the heater and fridge per hour.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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You have lots of variables here...

Propane tank size?
Outside temp?
Heater tempature setting?
Temperature desired?
Do you turn down heater when not there?
Fridge/freezer temp setting?
Fridge/freezer full or loosely packed?
Were fridge/freezer items already cold when loaded in?
Water heater size/demand?
Do you turn down water heater when not in use?
Number of meals cooked?
Oven used or just stove?
Gas light use?
Insulation in walls?
Insulation on walls - bare aluminum walls (paint) or fabric covered?
Draperies on windows (insulation)?

All these & more make a difference...four days with small tanks and high demand doesn't sound too unreasonable in the winter months to me ~

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Old 03-06-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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with the heater and the fridge running on propane fridge rm 2800
2 tanks gone in 4 days ,
seems a bit short for me.
what is the consuptin of the heater and fridge per hour.
thanks
Remco
Remco I can go almost a month on just the fridge on 1 30# tank and doing a bit of cooking. In the dead of winter I can go thru over 100# in 3 weeks running the furnace.

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sounds like time for a thourough leak check
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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outside temp is about 10 c inside 21 c
no cooking no water heater
dubbel windows.
No propane smell inside or around the trailor
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Remco, if you're in the Netherlands, it might be useful to know how large (or small) your propane tanks are. They're a somewhat different size from those common in North America, or?

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Old 03-07-2007, 02:05 AM   #7
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I have the original propane tanks
they are filled with 10 kg propane that's about 23 lbs
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:41 AM   #8
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Hi Remco,
what btu is your heater? With the outside temp at 5 Celcius(40f) My 30,000 Suburban NTs will go through a 8kg(19lb) tank in about 48 hrs! Needless to say, I dont get those dinky tanks to fit in my aluminium case any more(we don't get refills in the UK, you have to exchange empty for full). The smaller tanks cost about $2.50/lb. I have 13kg(32lb) or 19kg(45lb) which work out at $1/lb. They're all ugly, orange things but I don't turn into a miser when the place gets warm! Lol!
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Ok, the nearest comparison to a 23 pound tank for North Americans would be the bbq tanks, which hold ~20 pounds of propane. (The larger tanks often fitted to RVs in NA do ~30 pounds.)

It does sound to me like you're using quite a lot of propane, but it's still possible, I think, that you're actually using the propane (and not leaking it out). I guess it depends on how much you heat and how lot you like your water!


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I agree...time for a leak check. Boondocking for nearly a week, fridge on LP, running the 25k BTU furnace all night, each night (it was warmer during the day), using both the stove and oven, I used maybe, 1/2 tank...maybe even a bit less.

Of course, as Shari said, there are lots of variables, but even in the worst senario, I can't see 2 standard size LP tanks supplied by the factory that were filled correctly going empty in 4 days.....
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