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Old 03-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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I fill mine at one of the local lp distributors. Last week they were $2.75 per gallon. Rv dealer right next door was $3.99 per gallon Guess which one I went to. Topped of tank before leaving on a short trip. Only needed 10 gallons. Like the folks above said it is pretty easy to get lp for your rv.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:37 PM   #16
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bdickson - I will look into the 'Extend a Stay'.

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I wonder, could you use this to fill the on board propane? I other words, would I be able to empty the portable tank into my on board tank as to avoid having to drive and fill it?

Sorry for bumping such an old thread.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:36 AM   #17
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nope, you need high pressure to fill on board tank, extend a stay flows to on board regulator, will not back fill!
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:45 AM   #18
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You could get an Extend a Stay installed and use an external bottle which could be taken for filling without moving the motor home.
bdickson,Were did you find the extend a stay.We have found our self having to stay (for medical) in a cold area this winter.i have a portable 100lbs tank and can move it a lot easier than the motor home.We use the heat pumps during day when above 35 but at night it has been 20 so switch to LP.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:18 AM   #19
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With the aps available for dump stations and campgrounds, I am surprised there isn't one for places to get propane with pricing.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:34 AM   #20
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Two methods depending on where you are and one other thing.

Normally: I know where my propane tank is (Just under the kitchen sink) so I know how far to pull up when I pull up by the propane cage, Only once have I ever had to adjust the position of the RV.

Currently: that is not possible.. So i contacted the local RV wholesale/retail place.. I told 'em where I was parked and why I'd not be pulling the rig into their lot (Blown engine), they said "OK, next time the truck goes that way".

Well, a couple Fridays ago while I was 60 miles away at a medical clinic (I am part lab rat don't you know,,, in the 4-legged sense not the lab technician sense though I have a bit of training there too). the truck came by, topped off the tank and left a bill on the picnic table.. Friend found it and I paid it the following Monday.

I think I'm good since I use mostly electric everything here and the propane is for emergency (power fail) use only. And since arriving in June we have had a few short lived power fails already.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:16 AM   #21
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In the SW many CGs have truck that come through once or twice a week. You just put a sign in your windshield or sign up and they stop and fill.

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:05 PM   #22
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The larger U-Haul stores have propane and they give discount for over 10 gallons...Best price in my area
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Last week I noticed an RV refilling propane at Costco.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:12 PM   #24
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All Camping World superstores sell LP, they fill DOT cylinders and MH ASME permanent tanks. The only downside, you'll likely have to unhook the towed to get to the fill site and back out again.
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KOAs and other RV campgrounds usually have propane and are set up for RVs. They can be pricey, although I have also found some to be very competitive. Call ahead for info
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #26
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The cheapest I have found are the trucks that refill home tanks. Twice I have found a L P truck at a gas station. One was getting gas, the other was getting a Coke. I asked both for a fill and they both filled my tank.
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bdickson - I will look into the 'Extend a Stay'.

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The Extend-a-stay was made by Marshall Brass (Key word WAS)

Today look for the Stay-A-While by Mr, Heater or check out Camco's offering, both of those appear to be identical products.

On the road I normally get Propane at Flying-J, but there are other options.

In Flint, MI. there is a propane wholesale firm, Parkers. Best price in the area.

In Teknosha, MI at 3635 14 mile road is Carmichael's Propane, this place can be a tad hard to find if you do not know how to get there but.. Well, as they say, "With my eyes closed" (ok DO NOT DRIVE with eyes closed) I know the address well (used to be mine when it was a dairy farm instead of a tank farm).

In South Carolina I'm likely to go to ACE Hardware (the tank farm in Seneca is way over priced)

Normally, campground Propane is high priced, but not always.

Where I'm stuck with a blown engine.. The local propane supplier stopped in on his way to another customer(s) and topped me off, reasonable price, about 3.00/gallon.

Some areas they are not allowed to do that.

Someone in another thread ask about pulling up to the pump.

KNOW where your tank is (The compartment can not be locked) Pull up to the propane cage far enough away that both compartment and gate can be opened but try to line the compartment up with the gate.. Very easy on my cocah. Way easier than lining up on a gasoline pump (OK, so I fixed that problem).
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With the aps available for dump stations and campgrounds, I am surprised there isn't one for places to get propane with pricing.
It's not an app, but this website has a map that shows propane fueling places, some with prices.

Alternative Fuel Fill Stations and Prices

Click on LPG (and unclick CNG) to get propane stations.

The content is user-driven, though, and is not very current, although they do give the age of the reported price. And it can be a lead on a place to get propane.

I wish more RVers would use it. I always submit an update if I call and get a price, and I submit a comment that indicates whether they can fill an onboard tank on an RV.

I'll disagree with most here and say that getting propane is a hassle. We have a 40-foot motorhome so we can't pull into just any U-Haul place, and since we fulltime, we don't have a known local "go-to" place.

At Flying J, they frequently position the propane fill area so you have to drive against the normal traffic in the parking lot, mixing it up with cars and RVs that are using the fuel pumps out front. It can be done, but you're not going to make any friends.

And right now, we're staying literally next door to Ferrelgas. It's a huge facility, but when we went to fill up there, it turned out the area where they fill consumer tanks is actually kind of tight and took some maneuvering, and we didn't even have the toad.

Filling the propane tank is probably my least favorite RV issue. At least with diesel, you can find truck stops all over the place, and they're highly visible, not to mention that their prices are posted outside. Propane couldn't be more different.
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