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Old 02-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Propane tank hydrostatic Testing

I just checked my 30 pound propane tanks in my 2010 Flagstaff.

I was SHOCKED to find out they were made in 2002.
That set me RIGHT back on my heels.

These tanks need to be hydrostatically tested every 12 years.
That means next year (2014) I need to get my tanks done or they will not refill them.

These tanks (although they are on sale right now at Camping World) are expensive; anywhere from 65 to 100 dollars each.

So, has ANYONE gotten their tanks done?
Where did you go to get the test and how much did it cost?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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From everything that I haver read, it costs almost as much to replace the tank as it does to get them Hydrostatic tested, and I was also tole then it has to be done every 5 years after the initial 12. I have never shecked into it taht is just what I have heard.
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Let me text the propane guy that brings propane to my house.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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Lou this was his quoted response.


Anyone who fills them. No charge
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A 20# tank cost almost the same as the test. It is worth getting a 30# or larger done. When tested the tester will stamp a new date on the tank and most times will stamp his id number on as well.
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I also found this on a Cyllinder Reconditioning website

Propane Recertification
Due 12 years after the original manufacturer date and every 5 years thereafter. In addition to recertifying your propane cylinders we are able to process reconditionable tanks by blasting and painting them.
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Lou,
I looked at my tanks this morning and were stamped 2011 .
But my tanks said they should be tested in 10 years not 12 ?

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I may need to ask FR at the Rally why they put 8 year old tanks in my camper.

MAYBE that &^%&^% dealer swapped them for his old ones when the camper was delivered.

Man if that turns out to be true, I am gonna....
Well, be mad.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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I may need to ask FR at the Rally why they put 8 year old tanks in my camper.

MAYBE that &^%&^% dealer swapped them for his old ones when the camper was delivered.

Man if that turns out to be true, I am gonna....
Well, be mad.
I'd be mad to!
If your tanks have same 10 year rule stamped on them they'd need tested this year.
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I believe that FR does not put propane tanks in their unit. The dealers are putting them in as part of their delivery prep.

Lou, I remember how you really liked your dealer even before you found out on this. Can it get worse?
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