This past weekend Connie and I traveled to the Green Eggs and Ham rally
in Prattville, AL.
A part of the test trip for us was the first trip and camp out in the newly modified 1985 16' Scamp
One modification was the tankless water heater and the showers and washing up. Of course the s"showers are Navy showers with wet down, soap up, and wash down.
A part of my modification is keeping the tongue weight
down so I tried the water heater with 1 lb propane
bottles. I bought two 4 packs at Lowe's and adapters at Bass Pro.
This took 37 lbs off the very front of the trailer.
As to the life of the 1 lb bottle we had about 1/3 - 1/4 left when we returned to Mobile.
There three sets of twp showers and the dish washing done.
I think that this may well be acceptable life for the bottles and of course they can('t) be refilled as well.
I am even considering a dual automatic switching regulator so we won't be surprised by running one out during the shower!.
By the way the VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI towed the Scamp
beautifully and got better than 27 mpg doing it at between 62 - 65 mph on the interstate.
Had a great time and met lots of great people!