Fiberglass Propane Cylinder - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
Name: J
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Fiberglass Propane Cylinder

Has anyone purchased one of these? Expensive (20 lb cylinder about $154 with shipping), but greater than 50% weight reduction. 15 year shelf life and only have to be visually inspected, not pressure tested, to keep it in compliance. Visually seeing the level of propane is also a nice feature as well. Trying to reduce tongue weight and weight overall.

There was a different company that had a recall years ago, this company wasn't it and has been getting great reviews. I guess I am wondering if anyone here has experience, I do like fiberglass.....

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:28 PM   #2
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I used a fiberglass propane tank on the tongue of our Lil Snoozy when I changed it from total electric to include propane stove & furnace. I really liked how light it is, and if you use a flashlight, you can see how much propane is still left in the tank. I wish that they would have made a horizontal tank when I purchased ours, so it could be mounted closer to the trailer shell. The tank has 50 COUNTRY certification, not just 50 STATE certification.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:33 AM   #3
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Thank you Dave.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:43 AM   #4
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Only problem is to find someone who will fill them who is not located a great distance away!
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:20 AM   #5
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Fiberglass tank

I own a 11 lb tank. It is only certified for 5 years in Canada, just completed a trip through Arizona and the filling station had never seen one . Almost did'nt fill it having concerns of one other manufacturer having had them all recalled. Was not the case will mine. Also questioning weather it be recertified after only 5 years of use. Bought it at propane depot in Burnaby BC. We will see in another 3 years. Having said that I have to replace my 25 lb ones on the front of my Escape maybe I will look into two more to reduce the tounge weight. I sure love the reduced weight of the one I have and the ease of handing it.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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It may not be quite as cool, but weight wise, an aluminum forklift propane tank is about the same weight as a fibreglass one. Available in 33.5 and 43.5 lb sizes. They have a float operated fuel gauge as well. For Dave Brown, they do lay down:
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:44 PM   #7
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When you buy a PL tank and lay it doew make sure that it is correct to either feed vapor or liquid. There are two taps on the forklift tanks (I think I remember) make sure you use the right one.

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