Originally Posted by Casita Ed
Good question if you are boondockers. We own a 17SD Casita
and in 8 years of camping in it have never run out of propane and have never used even a whole tank of propane in one season. We keep dutifully carrying two full tanks around and the OP's question causes me to wonder why. We rarely boondock or camp where there is no power. We love our Vornado electric heater for it's quietness. Yes, it can run during the night without waking us. So, all we are doing is adding to an already heavy tongue load for no actual benefit. I think I may just start carrying one full and the second tank with about one gallon of propane just for safety's sake.
Yes, especially if you are always hooked up I don’t see the benefit BUT please be aware that tongue weigh is VERY important so whatever your rig weighs you have to make sure It’s between 10-15% of it on the tongue. Just as long as that’s covered, you’ll get more gas mileage if you don’t have that extra weigh
Also, I come from van dwelling. When I was young with no kids. There was never no need for propane tanks in the first place so it makes me VERY uneasy carrying these 2 tanks especially with 2 kids and a dog. I know it’s safe but I’ve been boondocking
for years without tanks so It just comes down to each their own in the end. Everybody’s needs are different
I also want to add the benefit of boondocking
so maybe more people will try it out?
I lay my yoga mat and do yoga first thing in the morning with a 360 of THAT tremendous VIEW surrounding me, can you imagine doing that every morning in a camp ground? The “looks” you’ll get...
My kids and I can lay outside on a blanket at night and look up at the stars and talk for hours, hushing and listening to the wild sounds, imagine doing that on a campground, ppl will be like they have a camper!! Use it!! Lol
After roasting marshmallows we use the sticks light
it up with fire and write art or words flinging it around and do guessing games. Imagine doing THAT in a campground we’d get called on too dangerous!! You’re going to catch everything on fire!! What kind of parent are you?! Hahahaaaaa!! So yeah campsites aren’t for us