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Old 11-13-2013   #1
 
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sweet spot for propane tank size (volume)

What do folks think the sweet spot for a propane tank size it (volume wise)?

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depends a lot on what you intend to run, power, etc.

I had a 11lb tank (lite cylinder recall) which I liked because it was compact. I now have a 17lb ragasco. Most trips I supply the propane, small group size 6-10 peeps. We usually have a second tank so we can run both a burner and the stove without having to swap tanks ...

you will need a larger tank for colder weather heating (mr Heater) or for longer trips or larger groups. For simple overnights I recharge a couple of the smaller 1lb tanks ... Never done a Grand trip but would probably want two tanks unless it was summer time ...

Really like the ability to gauge the amt of stuff in the tank like I can on the fiberglass tanks

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the larger 20 lbish tanks are more of a sweet spot in terms of price ...
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Weeklong trips, cold trips = 20 lb. tank. Maybe two of those depending on # of people.
Weekend trips = 5-10 lb. tank
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5lb is awesome.
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I found this posted here and have tested it on many trips. Propane usage formula. 1/4lb per person per day. This includes hot dish water.
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I like the 5 lb tanks too.
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I like the 5 lb tanks too.
Which 5lb tanks are you guys using. Currently eying up the 17lb Ragasco. I have a bunch of the 1lb minis I use and refill all the time.
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URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CAO4TSI/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"

Manchester tank or look at worthington tank on Amazon.
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another vote for standard 5 pound tank. They are small, fit in the dry box, easy to stash around the boat, and have multiple, 1 in each boat. Also spreads the risk in case of a catastrophy. I have the manchesters. We still had gas left over (1 tank trip with a small group lower salmon/grande ronde combo trip this summer). We don't geek out though with the gas like larger more conventional raft trips do. No blaster or 4 burner stove. But we do eat well!

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