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Old 08-24-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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Where to fill up propane tanks when picking up new Escape?

We are picking up our new 21' Escape TT in January. Do folks normally pay Escape to fill the propane tanks or do they do it later? Just wondering how the Escape Community rolls?
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They gave me two filled tanks when I rolled out. Don't recall if I paid extra for that.
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I had ETI take care of the tanks. I wanted to check all the systems before I got to far from the factory. Didn't want to worry about "where do I find propane"? When I knew I'd already be tired and (probably) stressed. YMMV
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They will fill the tanks for a low set cost. I don't recall the price, but it was well worth it for the convenience .
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If you order the Starter Kit as an option from ETI, that includes filling the two propane tanks.

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Starter Kit (Starter kit with Tandem Chocks. Includes: 4 Rolls RV Toilet Tissue, 1 ltr Toilet Chemical, 10 prs of Lg Latex Gloves, 25 Water Hose, City Water Pressure Regulator, 2 Tandem Chocks, Propane Tanks Purged & Filled, Hitch Lock), $190.00
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:25 AM   #6
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ETI charges more than I can get tanks filled for where I live, based on the US to CDN equivalent. Still, I paid them to provide two filled tanks for the convenience. I quote the same reason as Donna.
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Just have Escape prefill them. You'll have alot on your mind and that's one less thing. As you meander your way back South, if you need a refill, I recommend a propane dealer. They're usually much cheaper than the big box stores or the U-Hauls.

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Where to fill up propane tanks when picking up new Escape?

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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ETI charges more than I can get tanks filled for where I live, based on the US to CDN equivalent. Still, I paid them to provide two filled tanks for the convenience. I quote the same reason as Donna.
Hi: C&G in FL... We also let ETI do the first fill!!!
The Flying J near your place charged $23. USD for two 20# ers . Here at home Dowler Karn Propane, Fuels,& Lubricants charged me $12.39 + tx = $14. each CAD. Alf
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OK, thanks everyone. I will follow the lead and get the tanks filled at ETI.
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