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Old 07-20-2020, 06:13 PM   #15
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I use Flying J or Pilot whenever I can. Both Canada and the USA seem to be the same.
They are mostly set up to accommodate Motor Homes quite nicely
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:00 PM   #16
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It's much more difficult in Ontario to find places that will fill MH tanks. Some of the places that refill the cylinders (5, 20, 30 lbs etc) will NOT fill MH tanks. In my area, Simcoe County north of Toronto, there are only 2 places that will do MHs, even the Toronto area MH dealers and rental place come up here.
Licensing, technician certification and safety regulations are the big reasons.

Best for you is to check with your MH dealer or a place that rents RVs and ask them if they do it or where they get them filled.

The dealer closest to us, have two fill stations on there tank, one has the connection for the MH and it is metered, pay for what you actually get. The other fills the cylinder to maximum allowable weight and charges a flat rate per cylinder size. can be expensive. I pay an average of $20 to fill the 60lb tank on the MH (metered). The flat rate cost for my 5lb cylinder is $17.

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I'm in the Eastern GTA. Would you mind sharing the name and address of the places you mentioned? Thank you!
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:20 PM   #17
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I have found in Canada that a lot of propane refill stations do not fill stationary propane tanks in motorhomes. I would first check were in your location that fills cars with propane. They will have a dispenser like that of a gas station but fills propane. Equally if you are travelling for a period of time away from home you will need to research ahead of time as to were you can get propane. Some provinces like Newfoundland, you can find yourself driving for hours to get a fill. It is not the same in the USA as there are plenty of propane stations around.
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I'm in the Eastern GTA. Would you mind sharing the name and address of the places you mentioned? Thank you!

For the MH tank, I go to an Esso gas stn on Hy 9, about 1 km west of Hy 27, Schomberg. When the guage on the MH (18 gallon tank) reads less than 1/4 or once a year before winterizing I fill, cost is about $20-$25, never remember how much they put in. Same station also fill cylinders for a flat rate regardless of how much they put in. with taxes, my 1 gallon/5 lb cylinder cost close to $17. ouch.
For the cylinders I go to Costco in Barrie, they fill by weight and charge only for the amount they put in. The 5lb cylinder it took in was totally empty and it only cost $2.18 for the actual 5lb of propane. The Barrie Costco is the only one that I have found that sell by the amount you get. Other Costco s that sell propane go by the flat rate $5 for the small cylinder and $10 for the standard 20lb.
None of the Costco's in the GTA will fill a MH tank.
Call your closest Costco and ask if sell metered propane or is it by a flat rate.
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5 lb of propane $17 or $2.18 shop around.
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There are other places, like RV parks, etc. but I keep my eye on the price of propane. I've filled up once in three years.
And your worried about the price !!
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Hi Uchu, I just thought of another place closer to you. It is Sparlings Propane just south of Brechin on highway 12, beside Shane Micheals RV. The entrance is on a side road but quite visible from the highway. I'm not sure if they do MH tanks or not, call first, but they do everything else, home systems etc. They do recertify cylinders, thats where I had my 5 pounder done.

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Hi Uchu, I just thought of another place closer to you. It is Sparlings Propane just south of Brechin on highway 12, beside Shane Micheals RV. The entrance is on a side road but quite visible from the highway. I'm not sure if they do MH tanks or not, call first, but they do everything else, home systems etc. They do recertify cylinders, thats where I had my 5 pounder done.

Ken
Thank you very much for the suggestion and the previous info as well. I think I've seen the place you are referring to. I'll call them to find out.
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