Originally Posted by farok
That's why -- as much as I would prefer 20lb tanks -- I'm looking hard at the little 5lb tanks. They're about 12" tall instead of the 18" of a standard BBQ cylinder. They're also 8" diameter instead of 12". Unfortunately they run out much quicker as well...
Found this thread while trying to search a good place to install a 20lb tank on a f350 shortbus since they are cheap and can be swapped. But love the idea of the 5 lb!.
And a mount that is built exactly for it will be safer then 99% of trying to make your own.
The ecotamp l5 goes about 3hrs on 1lb
Planning on 40gal water tank so 40min of water max to warm.
Coleman stove should go about 5 days on 1lb( 3 meals) some say 8days I'm playing safe.
Mr buddy heater 6hr per 1lb(even though i want a diesel heater)
Will run out if water before propane on a trip. And if the cold is a big issue, will buy under $200 a diesel heater. Sounds like they work great and no heater devices is taking up precious space in the living area just a small vent or 2.