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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Addition LP for MH

I need a suggestion on using an additional external LP tank We are set up for the summer and do not want to have to put everything away to drive out to get LP in the MH. I was think about using something like a 100 lb tank so I could load it in a truck and take it to get LP.Does anyone have a suggestion or am I on the wrong track with this ideal?
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Thats what I do all the time. I use the extend a stay fitting on the mh tank then use a 12 foot hi psi hose between the ex tank and mh. Have done this for years I also find if the ex tank is keep on its side or the bottm of tank is keep higher than the valve the liquid LP will fill the mh tank in a few hours. This works with 20#,30#, and 100# tanks .
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Check local LP companies, many will deliver,rent, and fill a tank, saving you the hassle of buying and toting one around.
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The extended stay setup and 20#, 30# and 40# tanks works really well. Have done this system for 2 winters.
We have a 100# tank, but it is awkward without a pickup to get it filled.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:57 PM   #6
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Check local LP companies, many will deliver,rent, and fill a tank, saving you the hassle of buying and toting one around.
X2. This is true all over the country. Especially in rural areas. Often they'll even plumb it in for you for no charge. You lease the tank, pay for the propane, and pay a monthly amount with an on-time fill up schedule. Often they can be very generous about the lease and hook up charges...but be aware that some really soak consumers, like in areas where there is only one propane company. Depends on where you're staying.
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Thanks for the information. Had not heard about the kit or doing this. Ordered a extent-a-stay kit today.
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On a side note......

Most companies that will lease/fill propane require a 300-500 gallon tank. The 80-100 lb tanks on rv's use a different connection. Usually not an option if you are parked out in a rental spot.

3 suppliers in my area and they all said it wasn't cost effective for them to go fill RV tanks.

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That's too bad Cougarkid...out here in the west it's pretty typical for propane companies to fill RVs right at RV parks, and for there to be 100 gallon and up tanks available for lease. Guess it really depends on where you live.
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On a side note......

Most companies that will lease/fill propane require a 300-500 gallon tank. The 80-100 lb tanks on rv's use a different connection. Usually not an option if you are parked out in a rental spot.

3 suppliers in my area and they all said it wasn't cost effective for them to go fill RV tanks.

Mike

Also found otherwise - lived in Mobile Homes in the past and have a niece living in a double wide now, they have #100 tanks np.
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