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Old 10-11-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Propane sources

There was a very old thread on this so I started a new one. My thought is to start a list of good propane stops to fill a motor home tank. Please add any you know of.

Found a very nice source for Propane near the NY Thruway exit 42 Geneva/Lyons. Phelps Sungas has a propane filling station island as part of their yard at the corner of Rt 14 and Cross road ~1.3 miles south of the exit. Easy in and out for anything including a towed. Added bonus is they seem to charge about what they charge any bulk tank owner as opposed to what that tank owner charges you at the campground or hardware store. Check ahead as they do normal business hours. (315) 789-3285

They have two other yards, Penn Yan and Canandaigua that are not so easy as it will take a back and fill. Plenty of room but tough with a towed.

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Old 10-11-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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All Camping World supercenters sell propane, and on one weekday (Wed I think) they sell at a discount.
Pilot/Flying J sell propane at the RV lanes.

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Old 10-11-2016, 05:54 PM   #3
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google has aready done this for you. just google Propane near... and add the name of a town. I googled Propane near Geneva NY and got the same result you posted.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:24 PM   #4
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I can tell you where you don't want to go - U-Haul.
I wss checking prices in my area and found a mom and pop selling it for $1.73.
U-Haul is charging $2.99.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:44 AM   #5
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That was part of my concern. I have run into places like U-Haul that have a tank, charge a bundle, and don't know what they are doing because the fill about 1 or 2 motorhomes per year.
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I've come across normal gas stations in Oregon that can fill motor homes. Just a few miles south in California gas stations won't touch on board tanks.

So having a big tank that says "PROPANE" isn't always a sure thing.
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I have not had much difficulty in *finding* propane, but the lack of standardization is often annoying-- you know, the left side - right side thing.

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One website that I found that is a little useful is http://altfuelprices.com

Problem is that many stations are out of date but some are reasonably recent and it does provide a number to call.

In my case I called a station that showed a good price and only a few weeks old and I asked the current price and if they fill motohomes.
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i know two locations offering cheap propane:
- chevron gas station in reedsport, or right on 101 next to mcdonalds; $1.50/g.
- arco gas station (?) in west of sequim, wa towards port of angels on 101; $1.38/g.

on the other side of the story, almost all of vendors in sf bay area are selling it well above $4 per gallon.
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You can get a PIO file for your GPS(assume you have one) and get the navigation to the propane station too. Use google maps too, but in my search they don't have them all.

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When traveling we would usually get propane at Flying J when we needed it, along with fuel. The price was always reasonable, but this Summer we stopped at one somewhere in the Midwest off I 40 and the price was extreme. I guess nothing can be taken for granted anymore.

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Most Tractor Supply Co.'s sell propane. The one closest to me is $1.89 right now
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:07 PM   #13
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google has aready done this for you. just google Propane near... and add the name of a town.

That's how I locate propane sellers if/when I need propane.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:22 PM   #14
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FWIW the question was not just propane sellers. I started the thread to point out sellers that could easily handle a motor home and especially one's that could do it with a towed on. That takes good access plus an operator who knows what they are doing. Most of the sellers I have run into are good at barbecue tanks but not so good at anything else.

In addition the one in Geneva is close to the Thruway and Rt 96 both of which get a lot of traffic from cross state vehicles and is a gateway into NY wine country.

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