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Propane capacity / run-time?

Unread postby L_S on Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Considering getting a Travco and I was curious how big of LP tanks normally came on them?

I did a bit of searching and I found an old article in an October 1974 copy of SKIING magazine which stated their "27 foot Travco model 960" had a 68 pound propane tank. Not sure what year theirs was.
source: https://books.google.com/books?id=KicPH9IN4rAC&lpg=PA137&ots=6tE27jBBPF&dq=dodge%20travco%20propane%20capacity&pg=PA137#v=onepage&q=dodge%20travco%20propane%20capacity&f=false

I also looked at a classified ad of sorts which suggested that the owners had abandoned the built-in propane tank in favor of two 30 pound tanks in a side - accessible locker.
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source: https://www.bumfuzzle.com/travco-for-sale/
( apparently no longer for sale, but they have a lot of great pictures of one of the nicer examples of a Travco I have seen online)

Anyway I am thinking of getting a Travco and using it at times for cold-weather ' boon-docking ' . Curious how much LP you are able to carry and how many nights you can run the furnace etc in 0 degree weather. Ideally I would also have the generator run off propane as well. I would love to have atleast a 3-week supply of propane on-board for heating, showering, cooking etc.

I see the Flame King brand makes RV propane tanks and the largest one I have found is 15" x 48" holding 29.3 gallons or about 120 pounds.
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( Flame King YSN293 )
Curious if travcos have room underneath to mount one or two of these? Anyone know what diameter their under-hung tanks are? Would love a ton of capacity but hate to lose ground clearance or storage space.
Is there much un-utilized space under your travco for hanging additional tanks etc?

Thanks
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Re: Propane capacity / run-time?

Unread postby L_S on Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:47 pm

hmm, too big of a post? maybe overwhelming / uninteresting? :D
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Re: Propane capacity / run-time?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:27 am

Sorry I did not reply sooner but I was going to check the size of my tank. I know it holds about 15 gallons when empty. Using the refrigerator and stove/ oven the propane will last a while (our first tank lasted 2 camping seasons and only ran out when the valve on the tank started leaking). The valve that failed was the original and our travco is a 76
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Re: Propane capacity / run-time?

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:13 am

There's are a few spots underneath that one could mount another tank. I would rather have the genset run on gasoline if the coach engine is gas. There are 2 feeds out of the fuel tank. The engine supply dips to the bottom of the tank. The genset supply only dips 3/4 way down into the tank so you can have enough gas to drive away if the genset runs out.
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