Thursday, February 7, 2019

Day 30 - Almost a Month

Last night it got down into the mid-30s so we are using a bit more propane. The last 30# tank lasted nine days which seems about right given the temperatures. In Bend when it was getting below freezing every night, one tank was only lasting about four days. Yesterday, I had filled up the fresh water tank and, in order to measure its actual capacity, I drained the fresh water tank one gallon at a time into the kitchen sink and the shower. This filled up the galley tank and grey tank so we know what their capacities are. The only label anywhere on the RV was that the fresh water capacity was 50 gallons including the 6 gallon hot water heater. So I needed to do this sometime.

The results are that the fresh water tank really is 44 gallons before the water pump would start pumping air. This was measured using the one gallon plastic jug. The galley tank, which is just for the kitchen sink, is 30 gallons. The grey tank, which is for the shower and bathroom sink is 26 gallons. The only surprise, to me, is that the galley tank is larger than the grey tank. I thought it would be the other way around. I’ve been meaning to do this ever since we picked up the RV.

I was going to refill the fresh water tank today using the little meter but decided to take advantage of the sunny day with no wind and sat in the jacuzzi. There’s always tomorrow. 


  1. Good thought, there's always tomorrow for chores....

  2. 30 days, eh? Time flies by when you're having fun. Keep enjoying it.

  3. I'm admiring that you find time to blog about every day!

    1. But there a lot of short posts. And a surprising number of recent posts were done while at the pool...