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Old 10-25-2019, 01:48 PM   #1
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I have a Fun Finder 160 and was thinking of changing the 5 gal tank to a 10. Anyone done this? Opinions may be interesting, but experience matters.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:21 AM   #2
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I chose two 5 gallon tanks instead of one 10. That way, I can fill them one at a time while on a camping trip, and I don't have to shut down the fridge while filling. The tanks are mounted on a dual tank mount on the tongue.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:04 AM   #3
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I chose two 5 gallon tanks instead of one 10. That way, I can fill them one at a time while on a camping trip, and I don't have to shut down the fridge while filling. The tanks are mounted on a dual tank mount on the tongue.
+ on all of the above ! Also, a full 10 gallon propane weighs just under 78 lbs! I sometimes have trouble "wrestling" my 7gallon /30# tanks back into the mount when I refill them. They weigh about 55# when full!
Single tank systems have the real potential for extreme inconvenience when they run empty. I've tried several (well,2) "quantitative" ways to monitor level of propane in tanks without taking them out of the mount but found them lacking.
Taking the tank out of the mount and weighing it is the most reliable but time and energy consuming.
So yes, as profdant139 is suggesting, if you want 10 gallon propane capacity, get 2 5 gallon tanks and a dual mount system.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:31 AM   #4
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Either two 5lbs, or change to the 10lb and keep the extra 5lber in case you run out. I changed from 2 -30 lbs to 2 -20lbs and still take either a spare 20 or 10 lb when gone on longer trips. Silverado
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Thank you all for the comments. I am persuaded to go with two 5 lbs upon considering the weight of a full 10 gallon. Thanks again for sharing your experiences.
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