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Old 08-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Propane fill

First time refilling my on board propane in my 3170ds. Living in NJ anyone know about how much this should cost? Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
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My parents just had theirs filled on their sunseeker for 37 and some change. But I think you will find the price varies greatly! I use tractor supply because they are cheapest here, around 2 something a gallon. Tractor supply by my parents, 3 something a gallon.

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I think it holds little less than 10 gallons when completely empty
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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3170 holds exactly 10 gallons. Just filled our completely empty tank.


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Old 08-21-2015, 06:07 PM   #5
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Oil fell below $40 a barrell today. Propane is the last thing from the "cracker" before the heavy stuff like coal tar, etc. is produced. So, the price is dropping. It's purely a function of the cost of oil. If they don't reflect that where you buy, go elsewhere, because they are gouging.

Just for reference, propane weighs 4.23 lbs. per gallon. Pretty light when compared to water.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:45 PM   #6
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Propane also comes from natural gas wells. So prices not solely determined by the price of oil.

When I lived in southeastern UT, the primary source for propane was natural gas, and the area had quite a few natural gas wells, as well as oil, but no refineries for hundreds of miles.

Here in southeastern ID not sure of the source; never asked, since I believe $2.25 a gallon is not a bad price.

And tanks should never be filled to the maximum, propane can and will expand. I know for a 20 lbs tank, they normally only fill it to 4.5 gallons. 4.5 gallons will weigh out at approx. 19 gallons. A lot depends on the temp when filled. Cooler temps equal more propane, hotter temps equal less propane.
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I think you meant 19 pounds. And thanks for adding that on the natural gas side. Nat gas is also under $3 per unit. So, all is good in the energy sector. Drill baby drill!
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Thanks; you are correct. That would be one hell of a tank of propane for my popup.
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