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Old 12-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #15
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I buy propane at San Diego Metro KOA about once a year. I own a total of 4 of the standard 20# tanks, and I wait until they're all empty, then take them all at once because their price per gallon goes down as the volume you buy goes up. Their best price is when you buy 12 or more gallons at the same time.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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I fill my own tanks as I have several tracters that run on propane , It is a very simple filler . A pipe runs to the bottom of my large tank with a valve on top and a hose that connects the 2 tanks open the little bleeder valve on your tank turn on all valves and watch for liquid to escape close all valves and you have a full tank . My last fill was 1.50 per gallon, so a 20 # tank about 3.75 a fill. Don't take many fills to pay for the unit!! Also no hassel to remove tanks and transport to town.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #17
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The fiberglass propane tanks come in 10/20/25 lbs, I do not think 30 lbs are available.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:58 PM   #18
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The fiberglass propane tanks come in 10/20/25 lbs, I do not think 30 lbs are available.
That's correct. As I recall, the 25lb fiberglass tanks are the same size as the 30lb steel tanks.
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They are also same size as the 20lb, just taller. They will fit in the 20lb holder tight.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #20
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That's correct. As I recall, the 25lb fiberglass tanks are the same size as the 30lb steel tanks.
I replaced two 30lb steel tanks with two 25lb fiberglass tanks and their dimensions are very close but not close enough so they required a complete new mount.
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I am certified in AZ for propane pumping. You can not fill on the tongue there either. Tank must be sitting on the ground.

That said, Motorhome tanks are not removable, and they are filled in the coach all the time. They are configured differently.
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I am certified in AZ for propane pumping. You can not fill on the tongue there either. Tank must be sitting on the ground.

That said, Motorhome tanks are not removable, and they are filled in the coach all the time. They are configured differently.
Why not? Is it just because it's the law? Or is it the danger of static discharge, which could be eliminated to the same degree as sitting the tank on the ground by simply lowering the tongue jack to contact the ground.
Don't you use static cables during the transfer anyway?
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I bet static is exactly the reason.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #24
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If it is "the law" then remember that "way back in the whens" there may have actually been a valid reason, but politicians (of ANY stripe) now operate on the basis of "if it is logical. reasonable and safe, BAN it!"
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I was told, while traveling through Canada, that the tank must be removed, to be set in the scales, which we did... we traveled in cold weather, and did it a few times.

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