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Old 03-29-2016, 08:40 AM   #1
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Propane Tank upgrade

Last year we had a cold week and I turned the furnace on for the overnight, by morning the trailer was very cold. Found out the tank I had turned on must have been low on fuel and ran out overnight. Just found this at Sam's for $29 and got 2 new tanks with gauges so will always know how much fuel is there. I have tried the add on ones but there wasn't enough room in the compartment to see them good and these being built on the tank didn't have that problem.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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I've got 2 of those, they work really well.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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We swapped ours last year when we saw these at Sam's Club. Our Clipper 17FQ only has one tank so having a tank with a gauge was a no-brainer.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:24 PM   #4
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I have Viking cylinders. Can see liquid propane right through them. Very light too. Only a few pounds empty.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:23 PM   #5
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I have Viking cylinders. Can see liquid propane right through them. Very light too. Only a few pounds empty.

Those are nice.


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Old 03-30-2016, 08:00 AM   #6
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I haven't been able to find these at a price that I can afford
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:07 AM   #7
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What's the cost for a 30lb cylinder? And where is the best place to buy them at.


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Old 03-30-2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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Check on the web. I like more capacity with less weight and the ability to see what is inside.
Don't let anyone know you got them though, some folks think their evil.
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Prices for those composite cylinders are outrageous.

$167.50 for a 20 pounder.
Viking Fiberglass Propane Tanks

vs.

$33 for a standard steel 20 pounder
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomat...9791/202034840
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A little camp store here in Charleston has the 20 pounders for around $100. You need to shop around. Viking will sell them direct but at a premium so they don't compete with their retailers.
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