Because of its portability, safety and long shelf life, propane is an ideal energy source for camping trips. It’s also incredibly versatile. Here are some ways propane can help enhance your next camping or RV trip.

Propane in Motor Homes

The propane system in an RV provides heat and hot water, as well as power for the stove and refrigerator.

There are two basic types of propane systems on RVs: portable cylinders and permanently installed tanks. Fifth-wheel units, travel trailers and folding campers typically use portable cylinders that are positioned upright and mounted to the outside or inside a recessed compartment. Motor homes typically use a single tank, which is permanently installed underneath the chassis.

To learn how to properly care for and maintain RV propane systems, visit this Cenexperts post.

Propane Camp Stoves

Because it’s less expensive, accessible and easy to use, propane makes an ideal fuel source for camp stoves. Propane also lights instantly and burns cleaner than other options.

Looking for great camping recipes? Check out these 10 classic meals.

If you’re in the market for a new stove, this article highlights a range of stoves for every type of camper.

Propane Powered Generators for RV or Campers


For camping sites, such as national parks, propane-powered generators are a great alternative solution to power when there is no electricity.


        What to look for in a portable propane generator:

  • Portability. Some portable generators don’t include the wheels, reducing the actual “portability” of the system.
  • Sufficient outlets. A portable generator should include enough outlets to power the devices you need to run.
  • Smart features. Look for features like integrated fuel tank holders and automatic shutoff when engine oil pressure is low. 

For more information on propane safety in general, contact your local propane dealer or visit 
CENEX PROPANE SAFETY. Need to refill or exchange your propane cylinder? FIND A CENEX DEALER NEAR YOU.

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