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Old 07-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #41
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Just as an FYI. Places like Costco, Home Depot,Ect that switch out tanks instead of filling them only give you 17lb of LPG. Not the full 20lb LPG. That's why they sell it for "less".


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Sorry, Costco fills my tanks, even my 100 pounder for my park model. No exchange.
The local corner store exchange is rip off $30 for 20 lbs..
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:05 PM   #42
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Thank you for correcting me on this. I can remember 30+ years ago being told by a bulk filling station that they were only allowed to fill to 80%. He was coming to our hunting camp qnd filling 2 100 pounders. He only charged for what the tanks actually took so it really didn't matter to me. Maybe it was the old style tanks?

II always try to use the bulk station in town so rarely do an exchange. I filled a 30 a month or so ago and it cost me a little over 21 bucks.

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Jim, you are most welcome. Believe me, you are not the only one that has been told this misinformation. I don't think the ones who actually work at the exchanges have a clue that they are relaying false and misleading information on the 80% fill levels. It sounds plausible but isn't accurate.

If you really read all the legal stuff about Blue Rhino and Amerigas, it may make you not want to ever do business with them. They are the ones who intentionally spread this false and misleading fill rate stuff in my opinion....as cover for their illegal collusion and/or not filling the tanks.

Here is the actual FTC complaint that really has the nitty gritty. Paragraph 21 even explains that 20 pound cylinders are manufactured to hold 25 pounds of propane but only 20 pounds is what goes in them due to the 20% expansion space and the OPD.

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/doc...scomplaint.pdf

The more of our members who fully understand what is correct, can maybe counteract the false and misleading information that is being promulgated out there about this.....or we can hope.

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Old 07-04-2015, 07:54 AM   #43
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:05 AM   #44
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Our local Big C Lumber has a deal going until 7/31,,, with coupon,,,
They will fill a Grill Tank for $9.99 !!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:51 AM   #45
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We have (2) 30#tanks,travel with Refer ON Auto,cook most meals on propane stove,travel MOSTLY (Spring and Fall) so furnace PRE heat also comes into play! We Don't use (1) 30# tank a YEAR! Average over (120+) days a year. Our FULL 30# tanks weight 58# each. I could use (1) 20# and (1) 30# then I could just (Trade the 20# for Fill up) but we pay (10.00$ for 20# refill and 30.00$ for 30# refill at Home,we have NEVER needed propane refill on the Road and some trips are (60+ days). Only (1) tank ON at a Time! Youroo!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:58 AM   #46
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This is the first time that I have a fifth wheel with 30lb tanks and I am wondering how you get them filled. The 20lb tanks were no problem taking them off and bringing them to get filled, but there is no way that I am going to bring the 30lb to get filled as I won't be able to handle them full. Do most of you get them filled on site from a mobile or what? Thanks Joe
I would get a 2 x plank about 5'-6' long and hook it on the door opening and "walk" or semi roll the tanks in/out of the compartments.
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Does anyone know if there is a good Ele Grill out there,,,
We have an old one,,, very slow & very heave !!!
We are trying to use as little propane as possible !!!
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:38 PM   #48
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I paid $22 each for two 30 lb bottle fills at our local Exxon gas station today........

Is a Costco like Sams Club? Never seen a Costco before.


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Here is the skinny. What we call a 20 or 30 used to be called a 5 gal or 7 1/2 gal tank. Well at about 4.23 lbs per gal both were or are just estimates. The spit or bleeder valve ( the little screw) starts to spit when liquid reaches the 80% point in the volume of the tank. Used to be that was at the tank rated gallonage or a bit more. Now the automatic shut off valves seem to take a bit of tank space and if they say your tank took the full 5 or 7.5 gal they are probably in need of a visit from Weights And Measure enforcement because 5 will just not go in a 5 any more. That auto safety is not in the big tanks I use for hot air balloon, so care is required to avoid over filling/over pressure, but in 5 and 7.5 the safety valves prevent over fill and allow that even an untrained monkey can do the refueling.
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Costco Canada is $0.60 a pound today
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