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Old 03-26-2023, 11:59 AM   #1
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Filling propane tanks

We are soon to embark on our first camping trip with our new trailer. Should we remove the propane tanks from the trailer to have them filled? Or should we leave them attached? Thank you
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:32 PM   #2
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We are soon to embark on our first camping trip with our new trailer. Should we remove the propane tanks from the trailer to have them filled? Or should we leave them attached? Thank you
The only place I've found that will fill them attached is a KOA I stayed at. Most of the time your trailer is at a site when you need to get them filled. I just secure mine in the back of my truck and take them to get filled.
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I'm in Oregon and I haven't found any place that will fill them while on the trailer. The only ones they'll fill that way are horizontal motorhome tanks. If you really want it done that way, good luck. Hope you find someone.
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:38 PM   #4
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Take them off and take them to Tractor Supply or some UHaul centers or a propane supply place.
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Old 03-26-2023, 01:31 PM   #5
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Personally I am careful with our tanks and do not beat them around, Leave them out in the weather etc. So I do not do the propane tank exchange thing.

I take the tank off, go to a propane supplier and have them fill our tank. This also guarantees that I get the scaled amount of propane I need and pay for. I watch the scales of justice tip when the 20 lbs is added to the original weight of the empty tank or partial tank balance which is always weighed before the fill process starts.
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Old 03-26-2023, 02:59 PM   #6
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Pro Tip,,,the tanks fit perfect in a milk crate,,
Makes it easy to transport and secure
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Old 03-26-2023, 03:01 PM   #7
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Old 03-26-2023, 03:06 PM   #8
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Personally I am careful with our tanks and do not beat them around, Leave them out in the weather etc. So I do not do the propane tank exchange thing.

I take the tank off, go to a propane supplier and have them fill our tank. This also guarantees that I get the scaled amount of propane I need and pay for. I watch the scales of justice tip when the 20 lbs is added to the original weight of the empty tank or partial tank balance which is always weighed before the fill process starts.
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Old 03-26-2023, 03:10 PM   #9
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"Your Mileage May Vary", an acknowledgment that your preference, experience, opinion, etc. may differ from that of the person posting
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:00 PM   #10
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:01 PM   #11
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Thanks. I’ve used a milk crate for our BBQ propane tank at home. Thank you for the reminder.
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:02 PM   #12
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Old 04-06-2023, 08:15 AM   #13
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Just a second for "Tractor Supply", just because they are often well advertised, reasonably priced, often more convenient, and listed in my GPS.
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Old 04-06-2023, 11:07 AM   #14
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Just a second for "Tractor Supply", just because they are often well advertised, reasonably priced, often more convenient, and listed in my GPS.
Often local hardware stores and garden centers have good prices on propane fills too.
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Old 04-06-2023, 11:25 AM   #15
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We refill ours at Costco. I donít think they all do propane but itís easy enough on their app to find out. Also, their locations are listed in the Allstays app when needed on the road.
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Old 04-06-2023, 12:16 PM   #16
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I just buy a new Escape every other year and have the tanks filled before pickup....... Speaking of which, I have yet to refill any of my propane tanks in the past, but hoping to start a new tradition with my current Escape!
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Old 04-06-2023, 12:20 PM   #17
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I just buy a new Escape every other year and have the tanks filled before pickup....... Speaking of which, I have yet to refill any of my propane tanks in the past, but hoping to start a new tradition with my current Escape!
Any thoughts on what you might have them filled with!!??
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Old 04-06-2023, 03:17 PM   #18
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We refill ours at Costco. I donít think they all do propane but itís easy enough on their app to find out. Also, their locations are listed in the Allstays app when needed on the road.
Ditto. Best deal in town here in Albuquerque. Also on the use of a milk crate for hauling tanks back and forth. Our crate serves double duty as a step our dog uses to get in the back seat (piece of carpet zip tied to the bottom) and a propane tank hauler.
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Old 04-06-2023, 03:51 PM   #19
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Actually I’ve had good luck at Uhaul. They were actually cheaper than the propane bulk provider I used use. I always tip the operator. They don’t get paid much.
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I take my propane tanks to a local propane supplier (R & R). $13 for a 20 lb tank. Cheapest Iíve found.

I do the same with my 100 lb cylinder. 167 lb filled tank with a 153 lb man is manageable.
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