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Grit dog

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Posted: 12/13/19 09:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5 pages later....yes in the very first post, the OP said his need for more propane was to run a built in propane generator.

Lol at bringing 2, 100lb bottles camping for elk season!
You said a 30lb'er lasts you 3-6 days and you bring enough for an extra 4-6 weeks?


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Grit dog wrote:

5 pages later....yes in the very first post, the OP said his need for more propane was to run a built in propane generator.


Yeah, generator, but for what purpose? Running AC, charging batteries, watching movies, welding, powering a small house, running his fridge on generator ... what?

In other words, does he actually need a lot of propane or just thinking he will. Generators use more power when they are under a load.


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Posted: 12/13/19 10:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would frame mount a DOT LPG tank. Especially on a dually pickup.

Then I would fill it up and have propane for whatever I “need” it for. It doesn’t go bad.

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G-Dog wrote:

Lol at bringing 2, 100lb bottles camping for elk season!
You said a 30lb'er lasts you 3-6 days and you bring enough for an extra 4-6 weeks?


Reading comp is not a strong point huh..LOL

I said I usually take one(1) and that I have two(2)...I have two(2) because when I was full-timing I had one for each side plumbed into my TT for 100% out in the hills with no RV park or even in a mobile home spot,they would stop by and fill the 100# tanks when they filled the big mobile home tanks..

And just for the record,when out hunting 100 miles from the nearest propane or gas pump,you can't have enough propane or gasoline and why I always take enough of both...5 gallons of gas to those that don't think ahead is worth a case of beer or a fifth way out there and there glad to trade..Laughing


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Posted: 12/13/19 10:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back in the early 80' we were doing LP conversions on vehicles and people used to always say, "my god, I'd never drive a vehicle with that ticking time bomb on-board".

The fact back then was an "correctly installed" conversion was something like 56 times safer than the vehicles factory gas tank during a serious accident.

Everyone's wants and needs are different.

I hate the heat and doubt I'll ever go camping where my camper sits out in the direct sunlight all day when it in the upper 90s, I hate the heat. Did I already mention that I hate the heat? [emoticon]

I can take about 22 gallons with me. Its too early for me to tell how many day's that will last me.


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Propane is way safer in emergency than gasoline or diesel.
I witnessed 300 gallons tank blow -up. Due to lot of energy propane needs to evaporate- the burn-out was self-controlled and lasted over 1 hr.
Fire Dept pulled the hoses and was waiting without opening the water.
Than commercial tank has safety latch, that cylinders lack.
Typical cylinders don't even have safety valve.





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I hate the heat and doubt I'll ever go camping where my camper sits out in the direct sunlight all day when it in the upper 90s, I hate the heat. Did I already mention that I hate the heat?


Me three..

I remember sleeping(trying to) in the cabover bed of one of my TC's when it was in the 90's out and swatting skeeters that snuck in..Oh what a miserable night..

I told myself..Self..Never again!

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Your body adapts.
I grew up in 4-seasons and when I moved to No California, 90+ F was killing temperature for few years. Later on my body adapted.
Now 3 years in Las Vegas and I can work in the yard at 110F.. as long as I am in shade.
80F is sweater weather. [emoticon]

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Posted: 12/13/19 01:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Adapting to the heat is like trying to acquire a taste for scotch.

Why would anyone ever do that? [emoticon]

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Propane is way safer in emergency than gasoline or diesel.
I witnessed 300 gallons tank blow -up. Due to lot of energy propane needs to evaporate- the burn-out was self-controlled and lasted over 1 hr.


Watch this CSB video and you might want to retract your asinine statement.

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