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Old 07-28-2016, 09:40 AM   #11
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Not knowing isn't stupid, knowing and not taking advantage.....now you know!
Kind of like buying non ethanol gas up at the lake...$6 a gal...buying it in town is 2 something!

Betcha now when you're driving you'll automatically spot propane refill stations...without realizing it! Have a great day!
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:53 AM   #12
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Not knowing isn't stupid, knowing and not taking advantage.....now you know!
Kind of like buying non ethanol gas up at the lake...$6 a gal...buying it in town is 2 something!

Betcha now when you're driving you'll automatically spot propane refill stations...without realizing it! Have a great day!
So true! I tend to know where the cheapest gas stations are in the area. Just had no idea that propane could fluctuate that much. But hey, I know now.

I still think for as much as it was used, and the joy it brought (who wants a warm soda, droopy cheese or smoke in their eyes anyway?), it was worth it, even at the higher price. (there is the genius answer to my stupidity!)
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:59 AM   #13
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Plus, you're in Maine, The Vacation State.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:02 AM   #14
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Plus, you're in Maine, The Vacation State.
If you say so... I prefer to vacation elsewhere.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #15
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Here in Canada, I've been refilling my tanks at Costco, cheapest price for propane that I have found. 8 bucks Canadian for a refill of a 20 lb tank.
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I've only used our propane fire pit a few times, but found that a "small fire" is sufficient for the ambiance.
Yup, I consider the fire pit a gas hog. I use it on low and throw a few twigs on it. Best of both worlds, low gas use and more ambiance of a "real" fire.

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Damn, that was some big gas hog at Quartzsite this year!
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:35 PM   #18
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I'm stingy with propane, water heater on for an hour twice a day. I have an electric heater built in which I use with hook ups which is about 75% of the time, most cooking outside, I do go through maybe 3-4 little propane bottles in a year and I've switched now to charcoal. Refrigerator is on 120v while sitting and on propane while under tow. I may try battery with the new 160 watt solar so my propane should last me awhile longer, at least till the next new and improved Escape comes out.
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:52 PM   #19
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propane

We ordered the 2 way h2o heater. Most of our camping so far has been in the SE most State And National parks have elec ? Our trailer before this was a Snoozy all electric . I don't know if I will be using that much propane ? We dont need heating most of the time h2o is heated elec and 2 burner we cook outside Maybe we will get a reg perculator coffeemaker and use the burners ? Is the extra propane hose worth the expense? Jim
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Cost per gallon: $5.56 (Got the propane filled at a local building supply company)
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5.56 a gallon? That's where your problem is!
I agree - although the price of propane can vary greatly with time and by location, that sounds really high. That's CA$1.93 per litre, or more than twice as expensive as I've ever seen it bulk.

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Here in Canada, I've been refilling my tanks at Costco, cheapest price for propane that I have found. 8 bucks Canadian for a refill of a 20 lb tank.
While Costco is clearly the least expensive propane source for portable tank filling here, there is only one Costco in the Edmonton area with a propane station, so it's not a conveniently available source.

Even the more common price at any random gas station of CA$16 for a 20-pound tank (regardless of the amount of propane needed to fill it) would be much cheaper than US$5.56 per gallon.
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