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Old 12-24-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hello, I will be picking up my 2019 Escape 5.0TA in mid May 2019. Would someone be able to tell me if the two 20-pound propane tanks in the front storage cabinet of a 5.0TA can be exchanged with two 30-pound Tanks? Is there enough room in the propane holding area?
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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Hello, I will be picking up my 2019 Escape 5.0TA in mid May 2019. Would someone be able to tell me if the two 20-pound propane tanks in the front storage cabinet of a 5.0TA can be exchanged with two 30-pound Tanks? Is there enough room in the propane holding area?
Hi: hwclevela... It'd be a tight fit if they did. So far we have managed to empty one 20 #er per season. Alf
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:31 PM   #3
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:05 PM   #4
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A 30 is big. I think it will be too tight. Measure first. I take it you will be using the furnace a lot.
Takes me some time and cold conditions to go through 2 twenties.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:25 PM   #5
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We have gone through 2–20 lb tanks of propane in a 3 day period in our 17 ft Casita
Temps were below zero and it was windy
Your results should be better in your Escape if you have the insulation package with thermostat windows . The Casita has very little insulation
The Casita furnace has a 16,000 btu imput and the Escape furnace has a 12,000 btu imput which should also lower gas consumption
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:24 PM   #6
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A couple of weeks ago, it took us about a week to go through a 20 pounder in Washington and the Oregon coast. It was in the mid-twenty's overnight in Washington, and down to the mid-40's overnight along the coast. Cool to cold during the days too. We have the max insulation options Escape offered with our brand new 19'er. Even the tank heaters (which we used while plugged in in Washington). My guess is, unless you're boondocking for an extended period, 2, twenties should work for you. And you could always have a third in the bed of your truck and just trade one out.
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:54 PM   #7
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Thanks Mark James and Steve Dunham also EscapeBoulder. Thats a lot good info thanks.
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Hello, I will be picking up my 2019 Escape 5.0TA in mid May 2019. Would someone be able to tell me if the two 20-pound propane tanks in the front storage cabinet of a 5.0TA can be exchanged with two 30-pound Tanks? Is there enough room in the propane holding area?
Escape lists the 5.0TA propane tank compartment at 26” W x 16” D x 22” H.
A typical 30# tank is just shy of 24” high. Based on these numbers the 30# tanks will not fit. For comparison the typical 20# tank height is just under 18”.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:34 AM   #9
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On the 5.0TA the tanks sit down inside the cabinet a couple of inches. You have to be able to lift it up and out. You can't just slide it out. There isn't enough room to tip a tank side-to-side more than an inch or so. I wouldn't want to try and muscle a 30# tank into the cabinet, even if there was enough height.
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Thanks Rubicon327 and Donna D. Great info Thanks.
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