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Old 05-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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We are very new to the RV world, we have our first trip planned for this summer, travelling from Alberta to Michigan. Wondering about propane..... is it necessary to allow the propane tank to empty or is there a problem filling it at 1/2 or? We had heard that it might be necessary to let it run almost empty before filling. Thanks!

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Never heard that one! We have 2 propane tanks and I take them to be filled every few trips just to be sure. They have never run empty. Is yous an external or internal tank?

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Fill when you get 1/4 or so, it is a lot harder to get to things going when everything is M/T.
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We always top off our propane tank before taking any long trip. There is one caution though. If you have a TT or 5er that uses two small tanks, many propane dealers will charge you for the full capacity of the tank even though it may be half full when you get there! The key is to ASK them about this before having them filled!

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You have a Monarch MH. Fill-er-up.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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Propane Tanks do not have anything in them except propane. No moisture of any kind. It doesn't degrade and tank rust from the inside is not a problem. Consequently, you can leave the propane until you feel you need to fill it. Mostly that will be determined by price and how easy it is to get into whatever filling station you choose to use. You don't have to keep it topped up like a gas tank where condensation can be a problem. Totally up to you!
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Fill it anytime you want to, it just doesn't matter. I stopped once to top off my 27 gal tank and took 2 gals. The guy thought I was nutz. Little did he know where I was heading and for how long.
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Fill it anytime you want to, it just doesn't matter. I stopped once to top off my 27 gal tank and took 2 gals. The guy thought I was nutz. Little did he know where I was heading and for how long.
Absolutely. If you have a propane fill station at hand and not sure where the next one or time is, fill it up. At least to 75-80 percent as allowed. You can use it knowing you will not run out. I personally don't trust those gauges. The house lights are screwy on the panel so I end up checking on the tank.
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