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Old 11-25-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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How many gallons of propane does the Airstream propane tank hold? I have a 1986 Excella with large tanks.
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Are they 30 pound large tanks, or are they 40 pound large tanks?
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Are they 30 pound large tanks, or are they 40 pound large tanks?


I think they are 40 lb!
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I think 40.
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:30 AM   #5
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Propane weighs 4.2#/gal. So somewhere around 9 gallons.
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Thanks, this is good to know!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:24 AM   #7
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Propane weighs 4.2#/gal. So somewhere around 9 gallons.
Tanks are not filled to 100% capacity. So if the tank is 40#, and filled to 80%, that's 32 pounds, so at 4.2 pounds per gallon, that's 7.6 gallons.
But, the chart says I'm wrong.
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This very helpful, thanks so much for the come back!
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:00 AM   #9
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Tanks are not filled to 100% capacity. So if the tank is 40#, and filled to 80%, that's 32 pounds, so at 4.2 pounds per gallon, that's 7.6 gallons.

But, the chart says I'm wrong.


I think maybe they are 40 lbs at 80% capacity....

I know that my 30s fill to 7.1 or 7.2 from empty.
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-- snip -- 30s fill to 7.1 or 7.2 from empty.
Same here. Pat
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Propane related...2 questions in one >1 . When I run my heater, I use propane...the smell of the heater made me sick...went out and bought new co2 to make sure...no danger there...my guess is the woman in Florida very rarely used heater...how long will that smell hang around...also, tried to start generator but no go...any help would be much appreciated..BTW, I have a 2006 interstate, rear dinette...thanks.
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Propane related...2 questions in one >1 . When I run my heater, I use propane...the smell of the heater made me sick...went out and bought new co2 to make sure...no danger there...my guess is the woman in Florida very rarely used heater...how long will that smell hang around...also, tried to start generator but no go...any help would be much appreciated..BTW, I have a 2006 interstate, rear dinette...thanks.


They always stink when they are lit for the first time in a long time, but it usually doesnít last very long... a few minutes, an hour maybe.
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40 pound bottles currently fill to 9.4 us gallons.
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Quite often if a heater is new you must run it in on high heat for an hour to get rid of all the smell. You are probably correct in the the PO didn't burn it in, therefore the smell.
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