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Old 10-17-2011, 06:28 AM   #15
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Here is another alternative, switching to 20 lb fiberglass tanks, you can clearly see the liquid and monitor your usage. They also come in 25 lb models, were on sale @ CW for $90/each with free shipping a couple of days ago.
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I think Jim's suggestion of Fiberglass tanks is good, being able to see what you have.

We travel with a single 20 pound tank and it lasts us about a month depending on the type of camping. If we're going 'out' we fill it. Generally it's not a problem because Propane seems to be every where.

One of our goals is to keep tongue weight down so one tank makes sense to us and a fiberglass tank makes more sense.
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I too felt I needed 60 lbs of propane when out on long trips. Instead of changing to 2 - 30 lb bottles, I bought an extra 20 lb to carry as a spare. When one bottle goes empty, I switch to the other and attach the spare as my backup. For my portable barbecue and stove I carry a 5 lb bottle and a propane "tree". My fridge, furnace and cooktop run off of the 20 lb bottle, and three bottles last nearly a three weeks.
You seem to use about twice the propane we use. Last winter in 14 weeks we had the single 20 lb tank filled 7 times. Most fillings were around 3/4 of a tank. At least 2 of those were about a week when the temperatures were in the teens and dropped to 5 for two nights. Furnace, fridge, and cook top are all that use propane.
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Fiberglass tanks are on my list for sure. Does anyone know whether they fit in a standard tank tray? It doesn't look like it from the pictures.
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Yes, the 20lb tanks are about 1/2" larger around, so if your holder has a tightening bolt there is room for the slightly larger tank, they also have a 25 lb tank on sale @ CW and I think shipping maybe free right now. It has same footprint as the 20lb but is slightly taller.
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Yes, the 20lb tanks are about 1/2" larger around, so if your holder has a tightening bolt there is room for the slightly larger tank, they also have a 25 lb tank on sale @ CW and I think shipping maybe free right now. It has same footprint as the 20lb but is slightly taller.
Thankyou! CW has both the 20 and 25 on sale with free shipping. pretty good deal. I love the visible fluid level
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