Jayco Embark 2023 Calculating Propane Gas Usage User Manual
Calculating Propane Gas
Most RV gas appliances are operated intermittently, and each has a different BTU rating. You will need to consider this when planning your propane supply and consumption. Unless there is heavy use of hot water, the water heater consumption of propane is minimal. During cool temperatures or high wind conditions, furnace consumption can be extremely high.
To calculate your propane supply, take the BTU ratings for your propane appliances and divide that into the BTU availability. Each gallon of propane gas (3.785 liters) produces about 91,500 BTU’s (96,528 kilojoules) of heat energy.
Propane consumption chart
The following chart provides average propane consumption information.
Traveling With Propane
Some states prohibit propane appliance operation during travel, especially in underground tunnels. Know the laws for the areas where you travel.
All pilot lights, appliances, and their igniters (see operating instructions) should be turned off before refueling of motor fuel tanks and/or propane containers.
These can cause the ignition of flammable vapors, which can lead to a fire or explosion.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN FIRE, DEATH, OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Use care when fueling your motor fuel tanks and/or propane containers. Make certain your propane tank is properly fastened in place.
There are two different water systems in your recreation vehicle:
The freshwater system consists of the freshwater holding tank, faucets, and connections, water pump, water heater, and tub/shower. On some models, it may also include the water purification system or outside shower assembly (if so equipped). Depending on your model, the wastewater system consists of the wastewater and sewage holding tank(s), drains, and toilet. Models with a cassette toilet will only have the wastewater system.
Plumbing System Maintenance
- Check all fittings, pressure and waste, for leaks before each trip or before vehicle storage as part of your normal maintenance:
- Inspect all faucets, the water purification system (if so equipped) and sink connections (including drain baskets or filters).
- Inspect connections at the water pump and water heater (if so equipped).
- At the end of every trip, you should drain any unused water from the freshwater system.
Typically, there are labels affixed to the exterior of the recreation vehicle sidewall that indicate the locations of the water system drains and fills. Be aware some drain valves may be located inside the vehicle (once the exterior label is found, go inside to find the drain corresponding location).
Refer to the manufacturer’s operating manual included in your warranty packet for the de-tailed operating, sanitizing, and winterizing information for each water system component.
Your motor home is equipped with a tank monitor system. The Vega Touch touchscreen system in the RV includes a tank monitor screen that also shows tank levels by percentage. If the tanks are empty, they will read 0%, if they are full they will read 100%. The horizontal bars will fill in according to what percentage the tanks are indicating. There is also a switch to operate the water pump on this screen.
Refer to the Vega Touch User Guide included in your warranty packet or online at http://www.fireflyint.com for specific instructions.
Fresh Water System
All water contains contaminant and mineral particles that can cause fresh water system odors. Untreated well water is a major source of water system odors. The fresh water (potable water) system needs periodic sanitization to take care of all the components in the plumbing system to discourage the growth of bacteria and other organisms that can contaminate the water supply.
DO NOT drink water deemed microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
Avoid traveling with full fresh, black or grey water holding tanks. The weight of holding tank contents in not calculated into the RV cargo carrying capacity. Traveling with full tanks could cause you to exceed the individual tire ratings and/or the RV GAWR or GVWR. Traveling with full tanks can also affect your vehicle handling characteristics.
Do not remove the potable water label from your recreation vehicle.
You should use a non-toxic drinking water hose dedicated only to supplying the recreation vehicle with fresh water. To reduce the chance of contamination, prevent the non-toxic drinking water hose from coming into contact with the ground.
If needed, sanitize the water system prior to travel.
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