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    Propane Usage

    I just took bought a Cyclone 3950 (after looking at every thing else under the sun!) - I took it home. set it up in the drive, and turned on the heat only to find out the 30 pound bottle only ran the heat for 2 days. The dealer told me the tanks were filled. Soo either he was spoofing me or the 3950 is a propane hog. I live in Idaho and the temps were ranging from 20 - 40 deg F. Anyone have an estimate for propane usage in cool weather?
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    rockhound454, sounds about right to me for those kinds of temperatures. That's a pretty big trailer to heat and those temperatures require quite a bit of furnace usage. Don't forget the sidewalls are only R7 and the floors and ceiling are R14!

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    Thats sounds about right if your trying to keep it at 70*
    or higher without any supplimental heat like an electric heater. Jon
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    I would suggest you get an electric space heater to supplement the propane heater. We went through a 30 lb bottle in 2-3 days when the temps were in your range. Then we bought a Palonis ceramic electric heater at Camping World (about $90). This heater is the safest space heater I have seen. It has a thermostat, tip over cut off, and stays cool to the touch. After getting the Palonis the 30 pound bottle would last 2 weeks. Remember, that it is not insulated like a house though. Also if you do not have double pane windows, if you open the shades you will let in alot of cool air. We keep the shades closed when we want to keep it warm.
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    rockhound454;

    Your 30# cylinder only has about 7 gallons of usable propane, so when you are trying to bring a cold RV up to a comfortable temperature, it is going to suck the fuel. I definitely agree with the Pelonis Ceramic Heaters. We use two of them. Bought them online for $69 each and they have been super. We had several other brands before and they didn't last over a year and were nowhere near as efficient. Good luck and welcome to the Heartland family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmorgan37 View Post
    rockhound454;

    Your 30# cylinder only has about 7 gallons of usable propane, so when you are trying to bring a cold RV up to a comfortable temperature, it is going to suck the fuel.
    John
    That is probably the understatement of the year. I used one 30lb bottle from May until November...turned the heater on and the other bottle went in about 8 days.

    Try to get the bottle out, filled, and replaced from a wheelchair...

    That's the fun with us wheelchair people...we are so much fun to watch!

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    Lefty, you are a funny little guy. But I would rather watch someone with all their parts that can't run a screwdriver or know which end to use. Anyone come to mind????? Bob
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    I know someone like that... his initials are J B.
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    He has been in Branson, Mo. before.. He is coming to Kerrville, Texas in February.
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    And he will be face first in the taco's by the end of the night. Bob
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