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Old 01-20-2015, 01:27 AM   #21
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When the temp here is around freezing or just below, ( O* Celcius)we're using a 40lb about 2.5-3 days. If temps are around 5-10 celcius, it lasts about 4-5 days.
Mind you, we leave a bedroom window open and keep all our vent fans running to prevent moisture build up inside.
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If leaving windows & running all your vents you are sucking most all your heat out the roof, bet the furnace never shuts off. Try cracking a window & 1 vent cracked open & see if you usage gets a little better. We were in temps in low teens (fahrenheit) with chill factors below zero & used a 30# bottle a week, no windows or vents open & no moisture.
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Agreed, there are many variables associated here, however you sound to be pretty close to our situation here in Denver. It's been in the 30s - 40s in the day time, and in the 20s - 30s in the evening. Denver's humidity is very low so you are attempting to warm air that doesn't hold heat very well. We have over the last two weeks use the fireplace daily while in the living room which keeps us pretty comfortable. We were beginning to think we had a fuel leak somewhere. However the coach just went through it's first annual check and nothing was mentioned pertaining to the LP systems. I really appreciate yours, HoosierGuy, and Shane Woods feedback. Guess we'll keep praying for Spring. Again, thanks
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We are on the BC west coast where we have liquid sunshine for most of the winter. We also have a Gordon setter (VERY long hair and lots of it)that comes in soaking wet whenever we're out. Add the jackets that needs to be dried = open vents! (Forgot to add the fans are running as well) We're more concerned about moisture than the heating bill. We keep temp around 65-68 during the day and down to 62 at nite. I must admit that even though we have a draft here and there, our 2015 38RL holds the heat pretty well.
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Agreed, there are many variables associated here, however you sound to be pretty close to our situation here in Denver. It's been in the 30s - 40s in the day time, and in the 20s - 30s in the evening. Denver's humidity is very low so you are attempting to warm air that doesn't hold heat very well. We have over the last two weeks use the fireplace daily while in the living room which keeps us pretty comfortable. We were beginning to think we had a fuel leak somewhere. However the coach just went through it's first annual check and nothing was mentioned pertaining to the LP systems. I really appreciate yours, HoosierGuy, and Shane Woods feedback. Guess we'll keep praying for Spring. Again, thanks
We solved our usage issue...we moved the rig to south Florida for the winter. Don't have the issue with propane BUT more than make up for the cost in park rental...it's expensive here in the winter but we can go to the beach in a bathing suit
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I know what you mean.
Here in southern California I set the Main air at 79 and the bedroom heat pump at 74
cool during the day and warm at night. Comes at the cost of electricity instead of propane. Electric bill is around 50.00 per mth. A 40 lb bottle is 42.00 to fill here.
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When I use my unit in the winter, I don't leave any vents open and I don't think we have much of a moisture problem. We do leave the fireplace on all the time.
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We solved our usage issue...we moved the rig to south Florida for the winter. Don't have the issue with propane BUT more than make up for the cost in park rental...it's expensive here in the winter but we can go to the beach in a bathing suit
We can go to the beach in our bathing suits here too! Just have to watch slipping on the ice
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We solved our usage issue...we moved the rig to south Florida for the winter. Don't have the issue with propane BUT more than make up for the cost in park rental...it's expensive here in the winter but we can go to the beach in a bathing suit

Same here. Last winter in the Florida panhandle, we were going through $60. to $100. per month depending on outside temperature. Since coming farther south this winter, our propane bill is way down. The trailer has been at Winterset near Palmetto since December 1 (approx 7 weeks) and we have only used approximately 40 lbs which is equivalent to $37. Of course our site rent is about $85. per month more so one cost offsets the other. But...........my wife is much happier here, and so, I am much happier here. She craves the warmer weather a lot more than I do. I have just learned to put up with.
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I used to do the same back when living in Alberta
You ran real quick back to the ice fishing shack with heat in it
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I'm looking at buying a Cheap Heat system for next year, but if propane stays at $21.50 for a 40 lb tank fill, it'll take a while to amortize it.
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I'm looking at buying a Cheap Heat system for next year, but if propane stays at $21.50 for a 40 lb tank fill, it'll take a while to amortize it.
Where are you getting LP for that price. Down here in Florida $27. for a 30 lbs. tank.
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If your using 2 1/2 40# bottles a week, I bet your propane dealer loves you!
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Where are you getting LP for that price. Down here in Florida $27. for a 30 lbs. tank.
Here in Bushnell,Sumpter Co.Florida propane is $17 for 30#,up in Mich.in Dec.$15-better shop around or picket your supplier eh?
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Where we are in NC it is $2.49 p/gallon. If I don't have time to go to Tractor Supply, about 30 minutes away, the next cheapest is $34 for the 40# tank
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Here in Bushnell,Sumpter Co.Florida propane is $17 for 30#,up in Mich.in Dec.$15-better shop around or picket your supplier eh?

Wow! It looks like we are getting ripped here in the Palmetto, FL area. $27. for 30 lbs tank and $37. for 40 lbs tank. In December in northeast Indiana, a 30 lbs tank was $21.
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Do a google search for a propane distributor in your area...
was much cheaper and they did most of the grunt work pulling out the 40 lb'ers when I pulled into their facility !!!

This last time, the guy was so experienced with it that when he unhooked mine, went to lift it, and said "This was full, no need to fill it"

and when I put the gauges I got from amazon on mine, he was right !
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Propane in Richmond Ky, where I'm staying: 24 bucks, tax included, for #30. 80 bucks, tax included, and delivered for #100. #100 does me about 3-4 weeks for furnace, and cook stove.
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