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Old 01-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #29
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I just don't want to be shackled to campgrounds with hookups, want options. I LIKE solar, would like to use it, rather than a generator, as much as I could. Gradually.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:34 AM   #30
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The more options we have the better. LED over incandescent has been a boon to solar. As more energy saving technology comes along it makes solar and other alternative energy sources that much more feasible. Propane is awesome but it sure would be nice to never have to top off the tanks.
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Is anyone besides me old enough to remember when propane was an "Alternative Energy Source"???

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #32
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Is anyone besides me old enough to remember when propane was an "Alternative Energy Source"???

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:48 PM   #34
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I like the idea of solar but since I usually camp in forrested (i.e. shady) sites I haven't gone much farther than thinking about it.

I'm okay with the two 20lb bottles on the front. I'm not comfortable with refilling the 1 lb bottles so I've modded that area to allow me to run a quick disconnect hose back to where I have the grill. YMMV.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #35
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Is anyone besides me old enough to remember when propane was an "Alternative Energy Source"???

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I was not born pre WWII, so no.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #36
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IF, I will not use the stove, heater, or fridge on propane, would I need propane AT ALL? Thinking I wouldn't miss that bottle, at all....

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the "EGG camper" made in michigan is an all electric,,,no propane on board. if you don't want gas,,, get rid of it. it is after all,,,your camper.
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I was not born pre WWII, so no.

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Thanks for the benefit of the doubt, Sonny...I'm willing to go with that extra "I"

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We carry a single propane tank and one of the small bottles. We use the small bottle as a backup to our 20 lb tank. Two propane tanks seems unnecessary for our kind of travel, where we avoid really cold temps plus it increases tongue weight.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #39
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I went down the middle. Instead of two 20# bottles, I have one aluminum 33.5# forklift tank. I figure, if I need more, I could buy a 43.5# bottle.
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We carry a single propane tank and one of the small bottles. We use the small bottle as a backup to our 20 lb tank.
So do I- a one-gallon refillable! Ain't she cute?

They cost as much as a 20 pounder, but they sure are convenient!




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That looks kinda big for a 1#. Here is what Manchester sells for a 1# refillable:
Manchester Tank: 1# Refillable Cylinders

I have not been able to find anyone in Canada that will sell it.
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Thanks for the benefit of the doubt, Sonny...I'm willing to go with that extra "I"

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That would have made it seem like I was trying to give you a hard time, rather than just making an observation.
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