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Old 12-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Propane refill at campgrounds

Feel strange asking this but when at a campground and MH is all setup, do they have propane truck go around the sites for those that need refilling? This would be on MH that have permanent tanks installed. My Brother-in-law asked me this question and I didn't know. Can't believe you would have to break camp to get refilled. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Feel strange asking this but when at a campground and MH is all setup, do they have propane truck go around the sites for those that need refilling? This would be on MH that have permanent tanks installed. My Brother-in-law asked me this question and I didn't know. Can't believe you would have to break camp to get refilled. Thanks in advance.
I would contact the local propane distributor listed in the book.
They may deliver but I am real sure you will pay for it.
Any though been given to renting a large tank and using that?
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I have been at a CG where a private propane company would come to the park once a week to fill propane tanks. This was at a long stay CG in the winter. Most MH carry a 20 to 30 pound tank and use an extend a stay adapter to avoid using the on board propane tanks.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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Not a normal service to have a propane truck at a CG. Some do. Ocean Lakes CG in Myrtle Beach, SC has a service come in a fill your tanks on site. You need to get off your wallet as it is not cheap. I paid a flat $70 last Jan. But that is better than breaking "camp" and driving someplace.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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Contact the campground staff, they would know if anyone come to the park. Some rv parks have a day scheduled with the local company.
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I've only known of those where you have to break camp and go get them filled.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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At the Navy dry camp facility in Key West the local propane truck did make deliveries but charged 50 bucks plus the propane.

Most MH's broke camp when they needed a fill.
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We were at a FROG rally at a campground at Kerrville, TX in October. The campground had a day scheduled when the local propane dealer came in and filled up everybody who made arrangements in advance through the campground. Price was about the same as if you went to them for propane. Best deal going.
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We have gotten propane at two RV parks, once in FL and in MN and was scheduled by the RV park.
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At the Navy dry camp facility in Key West the local propane truck did make deliveries but charged 50 bucks plus the propane.

Most MH's broke camp when they needed a fill.
Wow - $50 for a delivery charge plus the probably over priced propane is high.

No wonder most MH broke camp for refills - might make it worthwhile to get friendly with a guy going off site for propane and hitch a ride.
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The only place I have seen it is at Nellis AFB. Truck comes around once a week and you just flag them down. This is also probably the best military campground we have stayed, in our opinion.
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Not generally. If you are at a park that sells propane, you have to unhitch and go up there to get propane. Now, on the other hand, I stayed at a park that contracted with a company to get a SMALL propane truck to come around and fill the ones with permanent tanks...... It came around on Mondays. Nice! Didn't charge an arm and a leg, just prices competitive to the area.
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Not generally. If you are at a park that sells propane, you have to unhitch and go up there to get propane. Now, on the other hand, I stayed at a park that contracted with a company to get a SMALL propane truck to come around and fill the ones with permanent tanks...... It came around on Mondays. Nice! Didn't charge an arm and a leg, just prices competitive to the area.
I guess it all depends on whatever arrangement a RV park makes with a propane distributor, but knowing we needed a refill, I was able to get both tanks refilled before we parked at a small RV park in NM.

The refill station was located right by the entrance gate and the RV park owner just had me park by it,remove the tanks and get refilled before setting up.
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Wow - $50 for a delivery charge plus the probably over priced propane is high.

No wonder most MH broke camp for refills - might make it worthwhile to get friendly with a guy going off site for propane and hitch a ride.
Was talking about MHs. The 30 pound bottles you just throw in the truck.
Propane on the Key was still out of sight as it has to be trucked all the way down there from the mainland.
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The only place I have seen it is at Nellis AFB. Truck comes around once a week and you just flag them down. This is also probably the best military campground we have stayed, in our opinion.
Spent the Labor Day weekend there. REALLY nice campground.
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Was talking about MHs. The 30 pound bottles you just throw in the truck.
Propane on the Key was still out of sight as it has to be trucked all the way down there from the mainland.
I should have been clearer - I forgot that or guess that propane tanks in MH are
Permanently mounted.
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I should have been clearer - I forgot that or guess that propane tanks in MH are
Permanently mounted.
How hard would it be to make them, not so permanent?
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How hard would it be to make them, not so permanent?
Not a MH guy but they have BIG tanks. (like 100 pounds or more)
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Not a MH guy but they have BIG tanks. (like 100 pounds or more)
So it can be done.....
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So it can be done.....
As I tell folks at work - anything can be done with enough time and budget.
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