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Old 09-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Winterization & Propane Tanks

As the rain is coming down (what's new living in the northwest?) I'm planning to winterize the Escape in a few weeks -- after the Fall NOG. As I was checking my stock of RC antifreeze I had a though about the propane tanks: should the tanks be filled as part of the winterization process? Or does it really matter if the tanks are less than full?

I would think that is doesn't matter as there should be no moisture inside the tanks given the nature of the initial tank purge and how the tanks are filled. But it doesn't hurt to seek the advice of other Escape owners. So, should the propane tanks be filled or left as-is for the winter?

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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Re: Winterization & Propane Tanks

I've been running my BBQ year round for 20 years and have never had an issue with a propane tank. Keep in mind that some cars and trucks run on propane and they don't park them in the winter.


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Old 09-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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Re: Winterization & Propane Tanks

Of course, if you "top off" your tanks before winter, then they'll be ready to go the course in the Spring! Other than that, no reason what so ever.
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