U-Haul Rolls Out Refillable 1-LB Propane Cylinders in California - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-17-2016, 12:02 AM   #15
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I had a five pound tank and ran into a problem getting it filled, because the person doing the fill had only been trained ( if you can call it that ) on filling twenty pound tanks.
Wonder how the concept of filling three different sizes of water jugs went for them.......
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:30 AM   #16
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1 lb tanks can be purchased around here for a little over $3 each. I think this refillable tank is great for the environmentally motivated individual, but not so much for the financially motivated person.
But those $3, 1 lb tanks are not refillable.. or it's not recommended and yes, I do know people have done it, some successfully, some not.

For $11.95 you get a tank that's refillable for 12 years. If you use the 1 lb tanks, how many do you go through in a ten year period? U-Haul says it costs $1.95 to refill. Bet I can find it cheaper than that.
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Exactly. Twelve refills to break even is not bad. Right now, getting refills might be the inconvenience- I'm guessing the equipment to refill them is proprietary, so you have to find a U-Haul store.

If the idea catches on, price and convenience may improve as more vendors offer the service. I think the concept has merit. I just hate throwing away those canisters, and even where available, recycling is far less efficient than reusing.

I'm toying with swapping the single 5 gal. tank on my Scamp for two 2.5 gal. tanks- one to fuel the trailer (stove and furnace only, no fridge, used infrequently) and one to fuel the camp kitchen (stove & lantern). I already have one from my tenting days- love the size, and plenty of capacity for our camping style. Might make the battery box easier to access. Expensive, though, and no after-hours swaps at convenience stores... hmmm...
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:46 AM   #18
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It's about time. I've carried a 5 lb for years because I hate the waste and now cost of the 1 lb canisters. I do carry a couple of canisters for backup but really never need them. If these work well and become widespread I'll likely switch back.

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Old 06-17-2016, 11:05 AM   #19
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It's about time. I've carried a 5 lb for years because I hate the waste and now cost of the 1 lb canisters. I do carry a couple of canisters for backup but really never need them. If these work well and become widespread I'll likely switch back.

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You'll need to carry the 5 lb as backup in case you can't find a U-Haul dealer near by with propane.
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https://www.amazon.com/Shnozzle-SAFE.../dp/B00EV59S1W
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That adapter will only fill the 1 lb cylinder with gas pressure, but not with liquid. It will be empty as soon as you try to use it.
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