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    Re: Propane Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    Two 30 or 40 lb. tanks are better by far than what Open Range puts in their 5ers. Four 20 lb. tanks all mounted in the front compartment.

    I understand their reasoning but I think it's amateur design at best.
    A neighbour at a campground we've spent the last 5 years in has an Open Range. He's in getting on in years and cannot manage 30lb tanks. To him the 20lb tanks are important. I'm sure he's not the only Open Range owner to feel that way.

    If it can help someone stay on the road and active then, to me, it's a great idea.
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    Re: Propane Bottles

    Curious why some of the bigger full time rigs don't have large built-in tanks like most Class A's. You could have propane delivered and filled by a truck.
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    Re: Propane Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by NWILSON View Post
    I prefer to carry a 20# tank as an emergency backup. I already have one for the gas grill so no additional expense is required and the total amount of propane is more or less the same!
    That happened to me on my last trip of the season last year. About 6am and I woke up to a very cold RV. A quick trip outside confirmed both tanks were empty. Thank goodness my BBQ had a half full 10 lb tank that ran the furnace until morning.

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    Re: Propane Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    Curious why some of the bigger full time rigs don't have large built-in tanks like most Class A's. You could have propane delivered and filled by a truck.
    I'm guessing the reason is simply price and the time it takes for installation. They gotta make a price point.
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    Re: Propane Bottles

    I think it has something to do with safety laws or RVIA regulations that all propane must be portable/removable. Different from motor homes. If your set up on a permanent or long term site most of the propane companies will install a larger tank for you.
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    Re: Propane Bottles

    We have 40 lb tanks on our Landmark.We never have to worry about propane but they are heavy when full.Could we get by with 30 lb tanks....yes but we never boondock.We mostly use space heaters when cold.

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    Re: Propane Bottles

    Charles,

    Bighorn now does come with space for 40# tanks. This change was based on feedback from owners wishing they could upgrade. Wish granted. Not sure about Big Country.
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