RV Propane Tanks – Four Fives is better than Two Sevens – Don't understand? Read on!
Propane tanks or propane cylinders are one thing you might not think too much much about.
But one thing I REALLY, REALLY liked about our OpenRange 399 BHS is that we had FOUR (4) twenty pound propane tanks or 5 gallon propane gas tanks instead of the usual RV complement of two (2) seven gallon tanks.
The 5 gallon propane cylinders are the same tanks used in your barbecue grill, so I'll refer to them as “BBQ style”.
The main reason I like the smaller BBQ style propane tanks is that I can get them virtually anywhere.
I've seen complaints about RVers saying “I do not want some old greasy BBQ tank in my RV“. I can agree with these complaints, but most of the tanks I get have been just fine.
The convenience of finding emergency propane in the middle of the night, in my opinion, far outweighs the possibility of a dirty tank. I can summarize the convenience of the BBQ propane tanks in one picture :
Easily Finding RV Propane Tank Refills for the 5 gallon / 20 pound Tanks
Managing Multiple Propane Tanks in an RV
The OpenRange 399 BHS has 2 LP propane tanks on the drivers side and two tanks on the passenger side pictured below :
Propane Tank Sizes and Dimensions