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Old 06-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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for my Weber Q? I've seen a few on the web for about 55-60 shipped...this seems pretty high for a small tank...Cant find it at Lowes...any other places to look?
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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for my Weber Q? I've seen a few on the web for about 55-60 shipped...this seems pretty high for a small tank...Cant find it at Lowes...any other places to look?
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$55-$60 should buy a 30# cylinder,and it will buy a lot of 1# disposables. I'd keep searching.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:39 AM   #4
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I investigated buying a small cylinder for our grill and ended up buying an Extend-a-Flow (or some such name) tee to tie into our coach propane tank instead. The reason was because of the high cost of the small 5# cylinders. Storing a small cylinder is also a problem because for safety reasons they should be stored in a compartment that is vented to the outside (such as your LP compartment - and there wasn't room in ours) and not anywhere that is connected to the living area in any way.

The reason the 5# cylinders are so expensive is they don't sell very many. This is also the reason not many people carry them and they are hard to find. I have only seen the 5# cylinders at Camping World. BTW, CW has it on sale now for $40 (President's Club price).

The 20# cylinder the big seller. It is commonly used on small trailers and on just about every barbecue grill sold. They are abundant and cheap at $25 or less at discount stores like Costco, Wal-Mart, etc. I suspect the one SacsTC picked up was a 20# cylinder, not 5#.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:50 AM   #5
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Good points Paz.....I was also thinking along the Extend A Flow line, but will need a pretty long hose to deal with...I dont want to grease up the coach....you know..fried chitlins and fat back make a mess....suth'n style
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:22 AM   #6
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Hi All,

Hey Paz & footdoc, I have had and used the Extend A Flow for 7 years now for grill & Turkey Fryer with no trouble at all !! However if I new about the Extend A Stay Plus, I would have put that on instead!! This way I could also hook up a 20# 0r 30# tank when I am staying some place for awhile and not have to move MH to fill LP tank, just my 2 cents worth!!
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How long a hose can I get or can one be custom made...I'm thinking about maybe a 20-25 ft hose to reach most picnic tables at the sites
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I bought a 20'er at a local fireplace shop. Had to order it but had it in a couple of days. I'm guessing a large patio/bbq/grill store could do the same thing.
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We have had several custom length LP hoses made for us over the years. Our last set-up was along the lines of an extend-a-stay but with LP gas quick-connections. We "T" off BBQ (20#) tanks to run both the motorhome and the grill. It is easier than filling our permanent LP tank. You may want to get a 20# tank instead. Last year, we could "swap out" for prefilled tanks (Amerigas via Home Depot) cheaper than we could refill an empty tank. But this was also Cordele Ga... where they do "Cordele math". Example: We bought the same Large 2 topping pizza 2 or 3 times a week from the same Domino's Pizza. Never seemed to pay the same price twice in row. Once we even got it for less than $3. Never on "special" either. Cordele Math We have also run into several places that don't have the refill facilities. This makes it very important to be able to have a tank to swap out. You can also buy a filled one (without an empty tank to swap) from most tanks dispensing racks. Neatest thing is the "self-service" racks we found at a Home Depot in Macon GA. Open 24/7 with a credit or debit card.
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I have a 5# tank that I carry in my rig and I've been pleased with it. Camping World has those readily available on the shelf if you stop by one of their stores.

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I have a 5# and a 10#. Got them at a Home Depot in Washington state for around $35 each.

Very portable, easy to get in and out of the bay (I keep mine in the propane tank compartment - they fit right in). And I always have a back up when one goes empty.

I mostly use the 5# for the grill and the 10# for my propane fireplace. I carry a hose for the Extend-A-Flow too, but seldom use it because my LPG tank is on the back (street) side of the coach. and I often set up the grill or fireplace beyond hose range anyway.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by footdoc:
How long a hose can I get or can one be custom made...I'm thinking about maybe a 20-25 ft hose to reach most picnic tables at the sites </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think the hose that came with our Extend-a-flow is 12' long, which is fine for the grill. When we use our portable propane campfire, I couple 2 hoses together for a total of about 22 to 24' so length is no problem. Your local LP dealer (such as Ameri-Gas) should be able to make custom hoses. Just show them what you want to connect to and they should be able to put on the proper fittings. Make sure you get high pressure hose because the Extend-a-Flow goes ahead of your coach regulator and anything connected to it will therefore will be at high pressure.
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will do.....thanks
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