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Old 02-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
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Propane is a high fraction product of crude oil like gasoline.
It varies based on crude prices.
Yes I understand the cost fluctuations. But that can't explain a cost of 5 times more in Cali. If that were the explanation; then that logic would dictate $19.50 a gal for diesel based on the $3.90 I paid this afternoon in AZ.

So for $100 I am hoping he filled a 150lb tank.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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in socal last time I filled up it was 2.09 a gal before Christmas some places as high as 3.80 a gal
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:04 PM   #13
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As for prices, $3.99/Gal for propane. This place charges a $4 fill fee, but they have the prettiest little girls that work there...

Yes, I was just thinking it was time to look at tank upgrades... I wait until I have a bunch of empty tanks and go get them all filled, hence the $100. Where would one go for bigger tanks? I know the welding supply place gives me credit for the little tanks when I upgrade to bigger tanks. I don't know as they have propane and propane accessories.

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Hey good to see you again stranger !
Hey, thanks. Bug season was good last year. Well good for work, not good for camping and forum trolling...

I do need to pick up a space heater for campground camping and driveway camping. I was wondering about an electric blanket, too. Just wasn't sure how much juice they used. One of my projects is insulating the heck out of the bedroom. I found a ton of that foil bonded bubble wrap stuff. Next was to get some more rugs/carpeting/mats for the bedroom.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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if your tanks sit up right get the 7 gal ones with the gauges welded in i think there something like Manchester 1166TC.2? not cheap but easy to see how full. with out guessing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #15
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menards and lowes sells 30 lb tanks !
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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As for prices, $3.99/Gal for propane. This place charges a $4 fill fee, but they have the prettiest little girls that work there...

Yes, I was just thinking it was time to look at tank upgrades... I wait until I have a bunch of empty tanks and go get them all filled, hence the $100. Where would one go for bigger tanks? I know the welding supply place gives me credit for the little tanks when I upgrade to bigger tanks. I don't know as they have propane and propane accessories.
Whew! You had me worried with the $100 cost.

Compared to some folks I thought we were bad in AZ for propane prices. You're playing a buck more per gal. I guess that's the cost for living in paradise!

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #17
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Found this over at Camping World's website.

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Found this over at Camping World's website.

That's a really good price...Cheapest I could find was $59.00
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I also to only boondocking and mostly all weekend trips and I went on ten total last summer. So the fridge for two and half days each time the water heater probably 3-4 times a day some stove use and the heater probably half our trips during the night and I went through one entire 20lb bottle and just a little from the other through out the entire summer.
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I'm with Wyo700 here...I boondocked 7 nights last season, the first being in February (20-30 degrees) with the furnace running but no hot water. The other 6 were weekends in May, June, and Sept, with no furnace but with the fridge, hot water heater, and stove on propane, and then 3 nights at Thanksgiving in a park with electric but had the furnace going there, too, around 30-40 degrees out. I only went through 1 30# tank in the entire season. So you're definitely going through more propane than I do.

I just had propane delivered to my house yesterday (my house uses it for heat, hot water, stove and dryer.) I needed 804 gallons, it's $1.49/gal right now, and they even filled the camper's tank for me. I can't complain about that! You really have to call around--I found prices from $1.49 up to almost $3/gal for the same stuff, all from dealers within a few miles of each other.
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