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Old 09-18-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Is there a reason that MHs do not have removable LP tanks? I think it would be much easier to get a portable tank filled than the coach tank. Many LP distributors seem intimidated by a MH pulling up.
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Profile and storage space, are probably the biggest factors.
It would take 5 , 7 gal, ( 30lb) tanks to equal , to capacity of my under slung tank, and they would be too tall to fit between the floor and the ground with any road clearance. Empty those would weigh more than the under slung tank. Getting an empty cylinder out from under my extended slide , and putting a full one back in.. my back hurts just thinking about it.
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Is there a reason that MHs do not have removable LP tanks? I think it would be much easier to get a portable tank filled than the coach tank. Many LP distributors seem intimidated by a MH pulling up.
Another reason is the tanks mounted under motor homes do not have to be re-certified like the portable tanks. If you want to use a portable, you can add a system that lets you plug in a portable tank. I think it's called Extend-A-Stay. I have refilled the one on my motorhomes many times at a local LP distributor with no problem at all.
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Is there a reason that MHs do not have removable LP tanks?....

Short answer is that they do-- if they're fairly small. I've filled many Class Cs and small Class As, which often have a removable 20 or 30 Lb tank. A larger MH would require more propane if you need to heat it, or simply for the convenience if they have the space and capacity to carry 100 to 125 Lb of propane. You pretty much wipe out the convenience factor if you have to refill 4-7 individual tanks.
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Profile and storage space, are probably the biggest factors.
It would take 5 , 7 gal, ( 30lb) tanks to equal , to capacity of my under slung tank, and they would be too tall to fit between the floor and the ground with any road clearance. Empty those would weigh more than the under slung tank. Getting an empty cylinder out from under my extended slide , and putting a full one back in.. my back hurts just thinking about it.
Ok. Now I see. I was looking at specs and saw:
LPG Tank (Gallons; 80% Capacity Limit): 24

I was thinking pounds not gallons and thought the tank would be unbelievably small and would need refills often.

I guess I need to slow down and read.

BTW, what does it cost to fill a 24 gallon tank?

Thanks for your answers everyone.
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BTW, what does it cost to fill a 24 gallon tank?
If the tank is totally empty, about $75-80. LP is running between $2.80-3.25 per gallon in the Fort Worth area right now. I usually fill up when it gets down to about 1/4-1/3 of a tank and last time it was $45. If you scout around, you can find a distributor with a pump that is easier to get to. A lot of the smaller U-haul rental places and stations may be harder to get in and out of, but the distributors are running trucks in and out all the time.
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