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Old 04-07-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Question about propane on SMB Sprinters

Good afternoon, all, I'm relatively new to the forum. My fiance and I picked up our 2015 Sprinter 4x4 about two months ago, and we've been camping in it 20+ nights already in relatively cool to cold weather. We've got a propane furnace and propane stove -- both of which get used every time we camp. The propane tank still reads full even after all this use. The best I could find on the SMB site was about 56 hours of continuous running. It's possible it hasn't run 56 hours given the cycling on and off, but to still read full is surprising to me. Anyone have this experience? Is there way more propane in there than I thought? Or might I have a faulty gauge?

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Old 04-07-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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I've always found the gauges pretty suspect.. but that said, the appliances use less propane than you think.

But swing by a propane place and fill up, then you'll know how many gallons you had used, and can get a better idea of use (and if the gauge is working).
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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I agree with rallypanam, I think it sounds like the gauge is faulty. Also, Camping World gives a 25% off of Propane, if you are a Good Sam member, and buy on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:57 PM   #4
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Best way to check is to crawl under the van and look at the tank mount gauge. The remote works (or doesn't) off of this sender. I have the same setup plus water heat and it uses very little propane.
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I've always found the gauges pretty suspect.. but that said, the appliances use less propane than you think.

But swing by a propane place and fill up, then you'll know how many gallons you had used, and can get a better idea of use (and if the gauge is working).
Agreed. I've only filled mine once since I bought the van 2 or so years ago, and I only filled it because I thought the gauge, which still read half, had to be wrong. It wasn't.

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