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Old 08-24-2016, 06:02 PM   #41
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I recently purchased tow tanks with float gauges, but only because the two tanks I alternate with the "home" grill had been recertified 4 or 5 years ago and were only getting older. So the gauged tanks went into the Escape, and the tanks which came with the Escape were relegated to fueling the grill on the back deck.
Do you have natural gas for anything in Florida?

Here that is the primary source of heat for most homes. We just run a line out for the BBQ, with no worries of ever running out.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:16 PM   #42
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If it relieves stress and you can afford more stuff, go for it.
Of course, that hand held device would only increase my stress as I search the trailer, trying to figure out where I put it. Probably with the remote control.
There' so flippin' much storage in Ten Forward compared to my 16' Scamp... it took me THREE days to figure out where I put the Kleenex. True story.
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There' so flippin' much storage in Ten Forward compared to my 16' Scamp... it took me THREE days to figure out where I put the Kleenex. True story.
Snot funny!

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Do you have natural gas for anything in Florida?

Here that is the primary source of heat for most homes. We just run a line out for the BBQ, with no worries of ever running out.
We're you on forum sabbatical or camping? Florida Gas supplies a lot of population; here in CA we are seeing a lot of retrofitting of new gas lines post San Bruno. Love the natural gas connection to BBQ too
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We're you on forum sabbatical or camping? Florida Gas supplies a lot of population; here in CA we are seeing a lot of retrofitting of new gas lines post San Bruno. Love the natural gas connection to BBQ too
I did a double header music festival starting in the trailer, plus some restful camping for the last couple weeks. Either having fun, or without connectivity.


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Old 08-25-2016, 12:19 AM   #46
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I totally agree with getting ETI to fill your tanks on pickup. If, however, you are passing through the Sumas area at a later date and need a refill or to top up the tanks, the Costco just before the Sumas border crossing offers an unbelievable deal on propane. The 20 lb tanks cost $10 to fill, vs $25-27 elsewhere in the Fraser Valley. They also charge only for the amount added, not a full tank price regardless. (Petro-Canada bills for a full tank). The propane filling station is at the large red awning near the auto service centre. This Costco is the only one in the Vancouver area offering propane.

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For those on their way to the Sumas border anyway, it's a very good deal to stop at Costco to fill the tanks. Also, the service is quick, efficient and very friendly at this location.
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Do you have natural gas for anything in Florida?

Here that is the primary source of heat for most homes. We just run a line out for the BBQ, with no worries of ever running out.
There are locations in Florida where natural gas is prevalent. Where I live is not one of them. I am in the northeast corner of Pasco County. The part of the county is designated as a rural zone with acreage requirements for building. Most of the area is on wells and septic tank, with no cable TV available, and the phone company is only now getting around to replacing 1949 installed (I have been told by a phone company employee) copper lines with fiber optics. We have a hybrid kitchen range (gas cooktop, electric oven). I have a 100 gallon propane tank buried in the sand which supplies the range and a Berkshire Lopi stove (looks like a wood burning appliance). Don't use that much except around Christmas time for the ambiance; it raises the inside temperature too much. I have a OD hookup for the grill, but don't use it. I can get the small tanks filled for a lower cost per gallon than to get the delivery truck to fill the large tank. In the almost thirteen years I have been in this house, I have seen freezing temperatures only one time when, according to my digital thermometer, the temperature dropped to 31.6 degrees F (maybe - .1 C) for a couple of hours before sunrise. What heat is required is supplied by a heat pump. It runs once in a while, but I have seen it remain idle for weeks at a time in January and February. Heat gain during daylight hours is adequate to keep the house warm enough all night long. But due to the rural nature of the area, propane is the only choice. Yet natural gas is prevalent 15 miles away in small cities east and west of me, and in the Tampa area 35 miles to my south. The population density here comes into play when the various service providers set their priorities for expansion.
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For those on their way to the Sumas border anyway, it's a very good deal to stop at Costco to fill the tanks. Also, the service is quick, efficient and very friendly at this location.
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Unfortunately, yes. But US memberships are valid in Canada.


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Unfortunately, yes. But US memberships are valid in Canada.


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