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Old 01-06-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Propane Delivery

We have always had our propane delivered to our motorhome but were just told by our supplier they could no longer do so. We have an on board tank which delivery trucks always filled. They said that the law prevents them from doing so and they had not been aware that law was in effect for at least the last two years. Have others been aware of this?
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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Where?

Could be local ordinance.....could be a state statue

But have not heard of any Federal Restriction


Ask your supplier for specific statue/law/restriction..........chapter/section.

Then post for others to read.
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Not sure why it would be a law. My home propane dealer has no issue with filling up my motorhome. In fact it's on the delivery instructions that if the mh is in he driveway when they come to deliver to fill it also. I've seen the same company delivering to folks in the state park.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:17 AM   #4
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Some states and some campgrounds don't allow filling propane in an area that is not controlled and clear, similar to the way fuel is delivered to aircraft. By controlled it means no unnecessary people and no ignition sources. By clear, they mean if the rv getting filled blows up, how close is the next source of fuel, propagation. When was the last time you heard of an rv blowing up when being filled with propane? Actually, my buddy was inside his rv when it blew up. He got alot of burns and a new motorhome! I bet it cured his constipation! Way to go Gary! Amazing, since gasoline is also incredibly dangerous, yet we fuel our own cars, and some of us are really stoopid, but we're not dying wholesale. Thanks big government.
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interesting as i just ask my local propane company if they would fill my RV when they came out to do my tank next week. Was told they could not do that because the RV used a high pressure fill line instead of the lower pressure delivery of a House propane tank. I live in OKLA, so not sure what the state laws are but that is what i was told. Now i will have to drive to a Pilot station or find another source, but either way i am driving to get my propane fill.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:28 AM   #6
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Perhaps depends on location? We have it delivered by our propane supplier here in CO that provides it for home heating as well. They've been great in providing that service.
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I do not know your location so I can not speculate as to the politics behind this so called law.
My location, through the winter, is in the Fraser Valley of B.C. Canada and we here have been plagued with beaucracy of an other kind as pertaining to the bottom dollar problem.
Here RV is almost a swear word as distributors think that all RV have only 20/30 lb. bottles and they do not want to be bother with the hassle of having to mess with filling these little bottles.
I have a 200 litre tank (53 gal US) and have been assigned to the third distributor due to the misunderstanding of somebody that is not well informed.
Once then delivery person comes and sees the size of the tank then it becomes a different story.
Sorry for your situation but I thought that I would share my problem just to let you know that RVing is in a category of its own.
By the way we are located only 2 1/2 hrs north of Seattle Wa.

Hope that gives you an insight into some other problems of living in a stationary MH and hope you can resolve you situation.

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interesting as i just ask my local propane company if they would fill my RV when they came out to do my tank next week. Was told they could not do that because the RV used a high pressure fill line instead of the lower pressure delivery of a House propane tank. I live in OKLA, so not sure what the state laws are but that is what i was told. Now i will have to drive to a Pilot station or find another source, but either way i am driving to get my propane fill.
Your propane company is blowing BS

House propane tank.......MH propane tank
Other than physical size/capacity--------SAME


Same FILL (liquid).
Same components (Vapor/service valve, relief valve, gauge, liquid level etc)

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Many RV parks have propane delivery by some company.
Yuma, Desert Hot Springs, etc.
I have had the coach filled in both states.

They do not fill 20/30 lb. bottles, with these trucks.
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Propane delivery

Forgot my location; Springdale, Arkansas. Believe I'll try another supplier just to see what happens.
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I have heard this in some states, Not in others, Think it is a "Your Millage May Vary" issue (State to state) There is no logical reason for such a law but.. Since when are legislators logical?

But I have heard that explanation. I have my suspicions as to why said laws, assuming they are real, exist, but they are not firm enough to post.
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In north Georgia one dealer would deliver to only 100g or larger stationary tank; another dealer five miles down the road filled my MH tank from the truck at the propane dealership. In Alabama a dealer filled my MH tank in the parking lot of a truck repair shop.

One difference is that propane for household use may priced differently than propane for recreational or commercial use even when delivered by the same truck.
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I was given that high pressure, low pressure story by my previous propane company, but I switched propane service and the new company has no problem filling the motorhome tank.


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