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Old 11-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Propane Cost

Just had the tank on our MH topped off, I have it done every fall when the house tank is filled for the winter. Cost was $2.09 a gl. Of course that was the bulk cost, being as the delivery truck had just dumped 370 gl in the house tank. Sure works out good having the propane delivered to me.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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$2.15 gal here in Central Texas today. 150 gal total... house and MH.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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I have a 500 gallon house tank and one time when the local company was out filling the tank, I asked them to fill the MH. They said they couldn't as required a different fitting?? But you can take your coach to their place of business to fill (from their huge bulk tanks) and they charge over double the bulk delivery rate (I prepaid at $1.80 g). Think this is a shame and I'm probably getting screwed!! Does my 500 gallon tank really required a different nozzle fitting than the motorhome?? I'm in a smaller rural town and don't really have a lot of choices.
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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.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:23 PM   #5
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My home propane is $1.649 a gallon this year (pre-buy), but if I get propane for my truck (supplementing the diesel) the price is close to $4 a gallon PLUS road tax. That does not make sense to me since it is the exact same....
Milehghcty, maybe the driver was thinking about the 30 pound tanks? Otherwise if you have a bulk tank on your motorhome they use the same fittings.
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I am not sure what it was per gal, but almost every time I have the MH filled it's around 40-45 bucks.
Now I went to a Uhaul place just down the street from them and they want $3.09 per gal. I'll know next time I get the tank filled.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #7
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Sounds like the bulk rate is fairly similar just probably different by how far the propane has to be shipped from factory. Also sounds like the small amount rate such as our motorhomes or he 20lb tank for your gas grill is also about the same ... well over $3 bucks! Other than a little more labor and perhaps some cost to set up to fill the small MH tanks, guess filling the smaller tanks are a money maker for the gas companies. Then again their may be costs associated with some excessive gov't regulations. MnTom ... guess I don't understand why a 30lb tank would make a difference. Thought about setting up my home 500g tank to transfer gas to the MH or gas grill tank, but probably isn't cost effective.
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The guy that fills my 500 gal tank has filled the 24 gal tank on my MH several times and says he will fill the 20# tank on the grill if I need it. The previous service I had gave me that "it takes a different connection" story also. I didn't see the guy change anything when he went from the 500 to the 24 gal tank.

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The filler on the stationary tank and the mobile tank should be the same.
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Those are some great prices.... Camping World here is $4.15 gal, local Chevron gas station in Kuna, ID $3.00 gal.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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Guess that price is a good reason to avoid Camping World for propane. You'd think that they'd be the cheapest price as to attract customers that may come into their store. Once in the store, you might buy something that you really did or didn't need!!
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Just paid $2.69 per gallon to fill up the tank for our home. Got 250 gallons. When I called the office and asked how much per gallon was, the person said that it was $2.99. Last year we paid $2.69 so I asked for a discount this year and she knocked 30 cents per gallon off. When I take the coach to get it filled at their facility prior to our next trip, they charge the same price as bulk if your a regular customer.
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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
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Check out places like Tractor Supply and Southern States or their equivalent. I just paid $2.30 per gallon to fill my motorhome at Tractor Supply. Not only that, but they fill BBQ grill tanks and only charge the gallons it took to top off the tank.
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