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Oasisbob

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Posted: 11/24/20 10:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally I have never found a guage to be accurate. I tun twin tanks with MANUAL switch over so I know when to fill a tank and am not surprised when both tanks run out.


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I lift them. Close enough.


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Posted: 11/24/20 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Worthington-20-lbs-Empty-Propane-Tank-With-Gauge-308551/300303119

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20LB-PROPANE-GRILL-TANK-SERVICE-VALVE-WITH-GAUGE-COUPLER-OPD-BBQ-OVERFILL-QCC-LP/191564387381?epid=1746624913&hash=item2c9a209435:g[emoticon]X4AAOSwPhdVN~YF

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I use an AP Products/Mopeka Bluetooth level sensor on my DOT cylinders. It's quite accurate and alerts me when the alarm level I set on the phone app is reached. Works on 20, 30, and 40 lb cylinders.

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I have 2 tanks and manually switch from one to another when first one runs out. I was just looking to know how much the one that I’m on now has in it. We’re leaving tomorrow for a few days and I hate to get there and one run out as soon as we get there. The web site says that they sell propane but I had just rather not have to fool with it while we’re gone if I don’t have to.

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Diamond c wrote:

I have 2 tanks and manually switch from one to another when first one runs out. I was just looking to know how much the one that I’m on now has in it. We’re leaving tomorrow for a few days and I hate to get there and one run out as soon as we get there. The web site says that they sell propane but I had just rather not have to fool with it while we’re gone if I don’t have to.



So go top it off today
Then you have 2 full cylinders

Simple....


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JimK-NY wrote:

Lift the tank and judge the weight. That will give you a pretty good idea of how much is left.


If you want to some simple math like I do for my 1 Gallon Cylinder and my larger cylinders I use This

I know how much the empty cylinder weighs and propane weighs 4.2 lbs a gallon,more or less. Just weigh it and see.


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I top off both tanks before a big trip just to be on the safe side. If we're only going to be gone for a week and won't be using the heater, I'll just lift them and if one of them feels full then I won't top off.


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We are kind of new to tt camping, especially in cool/ cold weather. Not sure how fast the furnace uses up the propane. Really just don’t want to run out in the middle of the night and either get real cold before I wake up or have to go out and swop it it cold temp or bad weather in the middle of the night.

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Top them both off. Why worry about something that is such a simple fix. RV furnaces suck propane like someone else is paying for it.
If you are at a campground electricity will be the key to conserving propane.
Run an electric heater,an use the furnace as a supplement,

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