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Old 10-21-2022, 08:40 AM   #21
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Our 2005 Classic has 40 pound aluminum tanks. I recently downloaded the new Classic brochure and noticed that they now come with 30 pound STEEL tanks. I understand that there is less use of propane with the mostly electric trailers, but steel tanks??


Uh huh, and I personally think the removal of the push button window blinds to “make more room” argument is a stretch argument. I thought the window boxes and automatic blinds added something special to the Classic. Roman shades, blah…maybe they will grow on me.

I’m on the hunt for a 2020.5 (serial numbers usually in the higher 55 range)-2023, but kinda like the automatic shades with window boxes, personally.

I do like the cook top and lithium upgrades on the 2023 Classic though.
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Old 10-22-2022, 06:07 AM   #22
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Thanks, was curious how much the Alde uses. Looks like the 2023 will still have a gas oven, just a different style. The future is electric after all, I read that once in a Mid Century home magazine and it appears they were right ⚡️Attachment 424421
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Alde usage depends a lot on conditions. If you run it overnight and it's in the low 30's / high 20's, you can burn 15 to 20% of a tank keeping the trailer at 60 to 65 degrees. There's a lot of hand waving in that statement. The level gauges on the tanks aren't perfect. Just how long "overnight" is could be a significant variable....

We figure that 5 to 7 typical fall nights (temps as noted above) is about it for a full 40 pound tank.

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Old 10-22-2022, 06:35 AM   #23
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My Excella 500 came with 30lb tanks. Back in the 70s 40lb tanks were a rare sight in CA. The new trailers are less reliant on propane. With solar becoming standard and 50amp service, most appliances run on electricity. It wouldn’t surprise me if one day they eliminate propane altogether.
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Old 10-22-2022, 11:13 AM   #24
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My Excella 500 came with 30lb tanks. Back in the 70s 40lb tanks were a rare sight in CA. The new trailers are less reliant on propane. With solar becoming standard and 50amp service, most appliances run on electricity. It wouldn’t surprise me if one day they eliminate propane altogether.
With CA banning gas stoves, water heaters and furnaces in new homes by 2030, CA might also try to apply that to new RVs.
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:45 AM   #25
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I can pull a 30# tank, put it in the back of the truck and drive to a re-fill station while I run other errands or local road trips. A bigger 40# tank takes up more room and when full is heavier and more difficult to handle. 20# tanks are too small. Guess the change might have been made during the Goldilocks evaluation process
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