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Old 11-12-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
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Mike and Cha; OP here when I first bought the house the first winter/year I went thru 3 tanks of propane @ 1.09 a gl. Then I put a wood stove in the living room and get the wood off my own property (23acres), and I now use 1 tank (approx. 370gl) per year.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:51 PM   #16
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I was at a Uhaul in pflugerville,tx last weekend, and they were charging $3.99 gal. I plan on getting the MH topped off in the next few days, probably 10 to 15 gallons. Does that sound high considering no volume discount? Will try pflugerville propane and see if they are cheaper.

Made it out to pflugerville propane today, it was $3.00 gal, just down the street from uhaul which was $3.99.

Is it normal for them not to fill it up all the way? They filled it less than 3/4, did not notice till I got it home. It was a little cool today 40 or 50 degrees, maybe for expansion when it warms up, I know they have filled it fuller before.
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Made it out to pflugerville propane today, it was $3.00 gal, just down the street from uhaul which was $3.99.

Is it normal for them not to fill it up all the way? They filled it less than 3/4, did not notice till I got it home. It was a little cool today 40 or 50 degrees, maybe for expansion when it warms up, I know they have filled it fuller before.
Mine only fills to 3/4 also...the newer tanks have a internal float overfill valve that shuts the flow off before its full. My one horizontal 60# tank is no where near what my 2, 30# removal able tanks held.
I installed a tee type adapter inline at the RV tank to use a portable 20# or 1# propane tank when needed.
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Somehow I ended up with a duplicate post.
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Stayed at a KOA last weekend and I forgot to check the LP before I left. So I filled up at the campground I will never do that again paid $5.00 a gallon as compared to $2.39 at my usual place.
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I've stopped twice @ Tractor Supply and 2 different guys and neither could fill my tank on my PA. They are the only ones that can't fill it
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Near Reading, PA. An equipment rental store, $2.79 a gallon for 13 gallons.
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Thanks IdahoSTR10, learned something new.
This is what I bought to never run out of propane.. a BBQ tank will supply your RV. I tested a 1 lb. disposal able tank and it ran my refrigerator for 2 days.


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Dlindy, Thanks for the info, that makes alot of sense re the wood stove as a heater...1 tank a year would be reasonable for all the other stuff, cooking, hot water ect. I was worried that living off the propane instead of natural gas would be too expensive.
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Just out of curiosity, those of you who fill a stationary tank for use at your house, how long does that last you, for example the OP I think bought 370 gallons, does that last a year, or only get you thru the winter months. The reason I ask is we are looking at some vacation homes where they are on propane...Thanks
I will give you my situation, but keep in mind everyone will have different results. I pre-bought 800 gallons of propane this year (like I have for the last 16 out of 17 years) and it should last me for one year. I am in northern Minnesota with a 1536 sq ft house and a propane furnace, water heater, stove, and dryer.
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U-Haul pricing

I just filled up this weekend at U-Haul and it was $3.09/g. The guy mentioned that if I didn't get as much as I did (19.7 gals), the price would've been something like $3.25 or something. I think the price point changes after 10 gals.
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I've stopped twice @ Tractor Supply and 2 different guys and neither could fill my tank on my PA. They are the only ones that can't fill it
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I ran into one guy who couldn't figure out how to fill mine last January. I kept telling him he was using the wrong fitting, but he knew more than I did. I left and drove to Tractor Supply Store nearby and a very knowledgeable young lady (everyone is young to me these days!) promptly and safely fill my coach tank with no muss no fuss. She knew what she was doing. I guess there will always be a Bubba no matter where you shop.
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I filled mine about a month ago and paid 3.69 a gallon. I thought it was reasonable till I talked to my cousin in Arkansas and it was 1.81 a gallon there.

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