when you use propane Gas in your trailer

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When I use propane when I go camping I

use the small portable unit
18
35%
Have a large unit at the front of my trailer
9
18%
I use a large unit but not up front.
3
6%
I have a gas line that is always attached to the galley
7
14%
I am still the old fashion type and use white gas only, propane and I don't get along!
1
2%
I attach the line when I pull out the equipment
7
14%
I use both
3
6%
I use all 3
0
No votes
I do something totally different see below
3
6%
 
Total votes : 51

when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:11 pm

in the poll you can answer up to 3 questions.

When you use propane in your trailer how do you use it.

I mean it you have a large tank and it is in the font, is it connected to the back all the time.

Or do you just cook with the small guys.

I mostly use the old white gas stoves but have a backup small propane one too.

do you connect the gas line when you have stopped for camping or is it connected all the time.

I would like to know where or how do you store it can you add that below.

MY small bottles I keep in the boot up front.
I have seen some people with special carriers they made to carry 3 at once.

what do you do.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby GuitarPhotog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:06 am

I use 1 lb propane cans for my lantern, but run the stove and my fire ring off a 20 lb propane tank that I carry on the front of the trailer.

I thought about hard plumbing propane with quick disconnects for each appliance, etc. and decided it wasn't worth the small advantages. The added complexity and increased leakage possibility was one consideration, as was the cost of propane quick disconnects and hoses and.....

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:09 am

We have a 25# lite propane tank that is permanently attached to the three burner cook top and water heater and a small grill that plugs into a gas point on the side of the trailer. I also use the grill at home so used gas line quick disconnects.
I will be checking for leaks in the system shortly. Most of the joints are below the trailer so any leak is not likely to create an explosive situation and they are easy to check.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby len19070 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:29 am

I use the small 1lb bottles, but I refill them myself at home from a larger 25lb bottle.

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby davidniebeling » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:39 pm

len19070 wrote:I use the small 1lb bottles, but I refill them myself at home from a larger 25lb bottle.

Happy Trails

Len

Hey Len, Can you explaine how to refill the 1# bottles using a 25# bottle. I am fairly new to this and I use the 1# for everything. I hate to waste them and just throw them out and would love to refill them, but I don't know how to do it safely.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:29 pm

There's an on-going discussion of this here, with links to videos, where to buy the adapter, etc. here
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6874

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby davidniebeling » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:38 am

GuitarPhotog wrote:There's an on-going discussion of this here, with links to videos, where to buy the adapter, etc. here
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6874

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby GerryS » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:57 am

We have a 10 lb on he tongue that we use for cooking and heating water to clean. 10lbs last at least a week with a little to spare.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby wingnut » Fri May 17, 2013 4:49 am

I have mount at the front of my teardrops to transport a #25 tank that is dismounted & is hooked to the stove for cooking.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu May 23, 2013 11:11 am

links to propane use.

http://www.propane101.com/propanetankdisposal.htm
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/8-type ... ne-tanks#b
http://coleman.custhelp.com/app/answers ... ZFlWcWw%3D
I tried to find a site that offered pictures of most types of propane bottles.
Maybe you know one ore have a picture of the ones you use.
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:49 pm

I use just a small green coleman can on the teardrop all it powers is my rv 2 burner drop in stove top. I also got a couple of extra bottles floating around under the galley counter top to run the coleman propane skillet.

I might run a 5 lb bottle on propane tree to run a propane coleman lantern.

just deepends if I feel like propane or 12 volt for lights or crack the white gas out.

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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby AZ_Desert_Rat » Sat May 17, 2014 10:38 am

I installed a small 2-burner RV stove in my galley and a 20# bottle on the tongue. It is simple and I should only need to fill the tank once a year, if then. :applause:
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Re: when you use propane Gas in your trailer

Postby rowerwet » Sat May 17, 2014 7:17 pm

1 lb bottles, they are easy to store and transport and don't need any extra parts. we use the webber Q grill for camping, but have the grill set on a table outside the galley to keep the heat and grease from making a mess.
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