glenn-with my propane
stove and lantern i can see and hear the propane
coming out...its not in lines somewhere buried in the camper. and i dont have to freak and search every time an alarm goes off to figure out why it is going off..battery? or real leak? i use it outside on a sturdy table...and i'm used to it.
as far as packing things...i dont carry anything hardly at all. what i carry i can put in back seat of the car -that should not affect TW...correct?
so-if i have 2 tanks i am carrying 80 lbs right there on the tongue? no wonder my camper TW is 365. just taking out the propane
will bring me down to 325?
mike and donna-thats what i thought too...but getting bugs in the appliances doesnt sound like a good thing. it never occured to me that would happen. i dont want to break things.
so-if i take only one off do i have to do what rabbit said-i havent used the water heater in 2 yrs. i did the thing so water wouldnt go in there during the winter and never put it back. does that mean it is full of bugs and ruined? is there really a thing called mothballing? will my rv guy know what that is?
i just spray around the vents on the outside if i see anything flying around...so far the only thing i have seen inside is one very large spider...in the bed...that was not good. but in 2 yrs that isnt much.
i do agree when i am around others using propane i might start to use it more. the first rv guy i had check out the camper and winterize it showed me everything and i used all but the water heater a little...but the alarms started going off and the heater kept coming on when it was hot already...i finally figured that out...but it was stressful.
until i understand it better i'd rather not have it. i'm almost always alone...so til things change i want to feel safer. and i really dont want to break things.
hey-listen-thanks for taking time to reply. my questions are real-even tho i guess these are things i should already know. i feel i am getting better answers here than from most of the rv shops around here...there are very few small campers here and everyone needs to make a buck to stay in business.
so thanks for being here and your time. k.