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Huntindog

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Posted: 12/15/19 01:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read where the RV industry thinks that the average TT is used 3 times a year for the first 2 years, and then never used again by the original owner.... Whe then eventually sells it.

Here we have an owner who went 2 years before attempting to refill his propane!

They may be on to something. And this would explain why many are built so cheaply, and the existance of ST tires.



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Thanks huntindog. Probably correct that trailers built cheap because they get little use from first owner. Jim2007


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Huntindog wrote:

I have read where the RV industry thinks that the average TT is used 3 times a year for the first 2 years, and then never used again by the original owner.... Whe then eventually sells it.

Here we have an owner who went 2 years before attempting to refill his propane!

They may be on to something. And this would explain why many are built so cheaply, and the existance of ST tires.


A lot of people are always on hookups, and never camp in cold weather, so they use very little propane.


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drsteve wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

I have read where the RV industry thinks that the average TT is used 3 times a year for the first 2 years, and then never used again by the original owner.... Whe then eventually sells it.

Here we have an owner who went 2 years before attempting to refill his propane!

They may be on to something. And this would explain why many are built so cheaply, and the existance of ST tires.


A lot of people are always on hookups, and never camp in cold weather, so they use very little propane.

That’s us. Two tanks usually last a year. Used for the water heater, cooktop and reefer on the road. We average between 50 and 120 days a year in the camper.


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ItsyRV wrote:

falconbrother wrote:

I just found a mom-n-pop place and had them filled. I'll get the re-certified as suggested and not bother with hassles. It just crawled on me when I couldn't get what I considered to be new-ish tanks filled. Ethics are a thing of the long lost past.

Just out of curiosity, have those tanks ever been taken off the trailer? I'm wondering if you ever took them for refilling and left them for pickup. Or have you noticed that your neighbor's BBQ never seemed to run out of propane?


No, I keep it in storage. I know those are the bottles that came on it. I had the filled when I first bought it. Didn't know bottles expired and such at the time. I know how much was in them, and how much I had used. I'm certain they are the bottles that I bought. Heck, to look at them they look new.

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drsteve wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

I have read where the RV industry thinks that the average TT is used 3 times a year for the first 2 years, and then never used again by the original owner.... Whe then eventually sells it.

Here we have an owner who went 2 years before attempting to refill his propane!

They may be on to something. And this would explain why many are built so cheaply, and the existance of ST tires.


A lot of people are always on hookups, and never camp in cold weather, so they use very little propane.


We camp in the winter, in fact we're back out for two weeks for Christmas. But, we use electric heat when possible, and take a lot of our showers in a bath house..just because.

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