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Old 08-13-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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Propane Tank Filling - Newbie Question

I have a 2014 24S Solera. I need to have the propane filled. The tank is built into the RV. The local U-Haul says they have propane and you do the refill yourself (they charge by the gallon). Is it OK to fill the Solera tank where you pump yourself? I've read about places where trained people do the filling - but if it's something I can do myself, I can use this place.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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Unless you have been properly trained I would not recommend you fill your own. You could get burned (freeze burn) or vent to much product. I cant believe do to liability they would let you do that. I would find someone else.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
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I have a 2014 24S Solera. I need to have the propane filled. The tank is built into the RV. The local U-Haul says they have propane and you do the refill yourself (they charge by the gallon). Is it OK to fill the Solera tank where you pump yourself? I've read about places where trained people do the filling - but if it's something I can do myself, I can use this place.
I am not sure if self serve LP filling exists. It's a little more involved than filling up you gasoline tank.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:43 AM   #4
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Yeah I would go some where else
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:03 AM   #5
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I worked for a large RV dealership for a few years when I was younger. On a freezing cold morning a customer came in to get propane. I had been trained, done it a hundred times, and yet still made a crucial mistake and didn't have the threads on straight due to my hands being so cold. I flipped the on switch and propane covered my entire manhood area hence sending me to the hospital. Needless to say, I was called 'Frosty" by all my other techs after that. Lesson learned.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:22 PM   #6
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Frosty is right, be careful! =)

Btw, my local Uhaul fills my tank all the time.

They ask that no one is in the rig, all appliances are off and that I turn off the valve.

Have never seen a self serve LP station. You have to be trained on the equip.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:32 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your quick replies! It sounds like I'll go someplace else and have them do the filling.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:49 PM   #8
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Self serve LP? Never heard of that either. I would not feel comfortable doing that. I think your best bet is to go to a professional and have it done.

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I have a 2014 24S Solera. I need to have the propane filled. The tank is built into the RV. The local U-Haul says they have propane and you do the refill yourself (they charge by the gallon). Is it OK to fill the Solera tank where you pump yourself? I've read about places where trained people do the filling - but if it's something I can do myself, I can use this place.
I thought it was state law you had to be certified to fill propane. Make sure that the bleeder valve is open some kid at Camping World didn't open it and blew the seals out of the regulator. Then he tried to deny it luckily I was standing there when it happened.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:06 PM   #10
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Amerigas supply's all the u hauls with propane. They are trained to fill it for you. If you don't mind where is this uhaul located at. I'm a service tech for amerigas. This needs to be addressed swiftly. Thank you jim


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