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Howmuch gas

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:29 pm

Has anyone ever kept track of how much gas they use forheat and at what temp outside and inside?
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Justardnck on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:33 pm

I'm gonna have to refrain from saying anything here cause my camp pics are posted in the pic section :lol:
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:41 pm

Justardnck wrote:I'm gonna have to refrain from saying anything here cause my camp pics are posted in the pic section :lol:

LOL you BETTER :D

Has anyone ever kept track of how much gas they use forheat and at what temp outside and inside?

Only in general terms. With temps around freezing over night and day time highs in the high 30s we'll will burn a 30 lb. bottle in about 4 days. AS I remember it was also fairly windy and that will make a big difference also. Of course SOME of the gas was used for cooking meals for 4 days and heating water also and running our fridge (minimal for sure) so it's not an actual measurement of heating costs only. Our trailer is insulated as a 4 season unit but with no storm windows, for what ever that's worth. I'm sure that another variable would be the amount of sunlight and I really can't remember what that factor was. Don't know if that helps any but it's all I've got :(

EDIT: Forgot to mention, we generally keep the thermostat set around 70 day and night.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:45 pm

not looking for exact measurements just guestimates.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:07 pm

skipnchar wrote:burn a 30 lb. bottle in about 4 days.


Ouch...how much does it cost you to fill a 30 pounder down there?

Propane is pretty expensive on this side of the border...last time I filled my 20 pound BBQ tank it was the better part of $15. I've not had to fill the 30 pounders on the new TT yet but I'm sure they'll be about $20 or $25 each when the time comes.

Not a huge expense when they last us a long while (we rarely use the furnace except to maybe take the chill off in the trailer on some cooler mornings) but I couldn't imagine using that much every few days. I plan on using the heat pump as much as I can when we're on electricity sites to cut down on furnace usage.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:26 pm

I think my last fill up was in South Texas and it was $21.00. I THINK it's more like $24.00 here in Topeka but it's been a while since I filled up here at home.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Zinger on Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:57 pm

I work for a propand dealer so $$ isnt as bad $ 7-8 for 20#er
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:37 pm

We just paid today, 54.00 CAD for two 30 pound tanks. Temps here are at night close to freezing and daytime under 10 Degree celciuos, going through 60 gallons of propane every 4-5 days, this includes heat, hot water and cooking, 38 foot fifth wheel with four slides, thermostat set for around 75.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Robs on Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:26 am

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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby cwit on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:44 am

I'm with the 4 days for a 30pounder. This was for nights around 22 and days in the 40 range.
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Re: Howmuch gas

Unread postby Limey on Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:56 pm

cwit wrote:I'm with the 4 days for a 30pounder. This was for nights around 22 and days in the 40 range.


That seems about right for me too. :)
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