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Old 10-28-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager model 8368 37 foot gas coach I'm planing on living in an RV park for about a year and does anyone know of a device or adapter to run external LP tanks like I see on these big 5th wheels in the RV park for the RV without me having to drive out of the park to fill the tank? They have a LP gas truck that comes by and picks up and replace these long LP tanks for the 5th wheel some of the 5th wheels I see have about 4 external tanks instead of using there two 10 pound tanks that come with the 5th wheels. I wanted to know If an RV can use the same process. Thanks
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I am pretty sure you onboard tank is like mine. 75 gals. It's about 3 ft. long and 18 inches in diameter. I refill about every other year. Use electric heaters and don't use the stove top for much more than brewing iced tea.



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Old 10-30-2018, 05:28 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure you onboard tank is like mine. 75 gals. It's about 3 ft. long and 18 inches in diameter. I refill about every other year. Use electric heaters and don't use the stove top for much more than brewing iced tea.



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Well mine is a 22 Gal LP tank as per factory manual, and as stamped on the tank itself, how did you manage to get a 75 lbs LP tank in yours? LOL
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Well mine is a 22 Gal LP tank as per factory manual, and as stamped on the tank itself, how did you manage to get a 75 lbs LP tank in yours? LOL

.Well I just did the research and found that my tank is smaller than yours. Mine is a 85lb. tank that calculates at 20.06gals. the formula is Lbs.x .236.



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85lb x .236 =20.06gals.



This always confuses me. The tanks on a TT are usually 30lb tanks that hold 7.08 Gallons.



But really we don't full time but we also don't use much propane. I'm even going to get on of the new Induction Cook-tops so I don't use gas for stove top cooking. I also have a microwave/convection and don't even have a gas oven.


I would think any Propane company would be happy to get you all hooked up so they could sell you gas. Just find a company that has a service department. Our Suburban Gas company here won't service gas appliances.




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.Well I just did the research and found that my tank is smaller than yours. Mine is a 85lb. tank that calculates at 20.06gals. the formula is Lbs.x .236.



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85lb x .236 =20.06gals.



This always confuses me. The tanks on a TT are usually 30lb tanks that hold 7.08 Gallons.



But really we don't full time but we also don't use much propane. I'm even going to get on of the new Induction Cook-tops so I don't use gas for stove top cooking. I also have a microwave/convection and don't even have a gas oven.


I would think any Propane company would be happy to get you all hooked up so they could sell you gas. Just find a company that has a service department. Our Suburban Gas company here won't service gas appliances.




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thanks for the info, I was mainly looking at winter because in Nevada the winder tens to last for about 2 months and the temp drops around 20 degrees around the 7,000 foot level not including wind chill factor which is where the RV park is located
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I have a 2007 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager model 8368 37 foot gas coach I'm planing on living in an RV park for about a year and does anyone know of a device or adapter to run external LP tanks like I see on these big 5th wheels in the RV park for the RV without me having to drive out of the park to fill the tank? They have a LP gas truck that comes by and picks up and replace these long LP tanks for the 5th wheel some of the 5th wheels I see have about 4 external tanks instead of using there two 10 pound tanks that come with the 5th wheels. I wanted to know If an RV can use the same process. Thanks
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:23 AM   #7
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We have one of those electric heaters that looks like a old steam radiator but it is filled with oil. It gets nice and hot and has a tip over switch. It keeps the coach nice and warm for us so far. If not we have two other little ceramic cube heaters that do the job. I rarely use the furnace.



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We have one of those electric heaters that looks like a old steam radiator but it is filled with oil. It gets nice and hot and has a tip over switch. It keeps the coach nice and warm for us so far. If not we have two other little ceramic cube heaters that do the job. I rarely use the furnace.



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Us too! We like the electric radiator when we are at the state parks, it's free heat. It works great to sit your coffee mug on and keep it just right, hot. They are priceless.
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To add on an extra exterior LP tank, purchase an item called an Extend-a-Stay. It will tap into your existing gas line and run to an external tank, a barbeque or what have you..

Most big box hardware stores and Amazon carry them, and they are not difficult or complicated to install yourself.

We used the small refillable tank when we were working oil rig gate security way out in the Texas boonies for months at at time .

However, double check to see if that the propane truck you see coming through the park won't simply fill your tank... we've stayed at many parks where the local propane company would send the truck through the campground once a week and if you needed your onboard filled, you just flagged him down. If its a truck with the big LP tank on the back (rather than a flat bed filled with tall bottles) he can fill your onboard no problem.
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Before our parents passed away my two brothers and I would frequently visit with our motorhomes. Mom and Dad had a 100 pound LP tank serviced by Suburban Propane. When they came to top off the tank for the house they would top off the tank for any of the motorhomes parked around the house. For us there was only one delivery fee for all, not for each tank. Like mentioned above, flag down the truck or call the number on the truck.
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