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Using an External Propane Tank

Camco #59133 4-Port Propane T

Camco #59133 4-Port Propane T

Running out of propane in an RV is not fun.

First, you have to find a nearby (hopefully) business who has a propane refill station. Then you have to “unhook” your RV from electric, sewer, satellite, etc connections, pull in the RV slide outs, and drive to the refill station.

Did I say it’s a PITA? It is.

To avoid this I had a local propane dealer install a “Propane T” on our RV propane tank that allows us to hook up an external propane tank.

Very handy. Instead of taking our RV to a local propane station, we can just connect a small propane tank — which you can buy nearly anywhere — to our big tank.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. emhuze609 #

    Well that sounds wayyy convenient. What’s a PITA?

    September 27, 2015
  2. John Karlson #


    September 27, 2015
  3. Barbara #

    Took me a bit but I finally figured out what PITA stood for (before I read your answer to Mary.)
    We need indicators on our tanks when they’re getting low and keep a spare in case we run out while grilling. Next we need an old lady friendly way to install that tank under a grill.

    September 27, 2015

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