Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our Propane Usage

Yesterday, was one busy day in our RV life.  We had a little bit of a warmer day yesterday. (High of about 25 degrees.)  So, Chad took advantage of that and the break in the snow to pry the RV out of the ice.  The front tires were buried in 5 inches of ice.  Our little external propane tanks were buried in 10 inches of ice.  He also removed all of the ice / snow off of the roof.  The next step was how to pull the RV out on that much ice.  The RV wouldn't start, so he replaced the starter.  He said it felt like he was working in an ice cave!  Once it started, he was able to pull forward and then put wood down in the holes created in the ice where the tires were.  Then, he floored it out of here.

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After...


The white dusting you see on the ground is new snow from this morning.  We are supposed to get another inch today.

After all of that, he took the RV for a drive to fill up the on board propane tank.  What a savings it is for us to use the on board tank!!  It is $55 vs. $140 using the small 20 lb. grill tanks.  At our current cold temperatures, the on board tank will last us about two weeks.  It is 80-90 lbs.  It's not always possible to take it to get it filled though, in this unpredictable weather.  So, the smaller grill tanks are a good back up source of propane.

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6 comments:

  1. Yikes it looks so cold there. Glad you were able to get free of the snow and ice and refuel your propane tank. I bet you're feeling like this winter is endless!

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    1. Yes, it does feel that way. Hopefully, just another month and a half tho.

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  2. Have you heard of the Olympian Wave series of catalytic heaters? They are really efficient. Boondockers really like them.

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    1. We did do some research on those when we were replacing our furnace. Those are ventless, right? For us, it would cause a moisture problem. As it is, we have to run our dehumidifier much of the time.

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  3. Good thing you were able to get it out with the winter we have been in the northeast, good luck stay warm

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  4. Thank you. Yes, we figured it was 'now or never' because of the next storm on the way.

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