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Old 06-08-2020, 07:13 AM   #1
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Where do people fill up their onboard Propane

I'm in Ottawa area. We are new to RVing. Where do most people fill up their onboard propane tank? Do I simply drive to some place like Canadian Tire where they have those propane fill up stations and ask if they will fill up my onboard tank? Seems like navigating around a parking lot to position the RV would be a challenge.

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Old 06-08-2020, 07:24 AM   #2
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Not sure about Canada but in the USA, many gas stations, RV Campgrounds,l Trailer Supply businesses as well as many RV mechanical repair sites all have propane for sale.

When I need propane which is rare as all it powers is the stove, I drive to a local gas station and they fill it up.

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Old 06-08-2020, 07:26 AM   #3
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In US, also Tractor Supply, U-Haul, some Ace Hardwares.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:28 AM   #4
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...perhaps things are different north of the border????....built-in propane tanks on RVs are "DOT" approved and have std. propane connections....so any retail propane dealer can help and most truck stops have propane sales too. Some dealers may offer on-site truck delivery but may have a sur-charge or delivery fee based on smaller volume purchase. Most will ask you to vacate the rig while filling and make sure all pilot fames are off.,
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get on google maps and search for propane suppliers or petroleum - around us the petroleum suppliers usually have bulk propane tanks you buy by the gallon like so:




Most of these places have room to drive around because they have bulk trucks coming in there all the time...
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We fill our tank at any gas station that sells auto propane.
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:12 PM   #7
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Dunno about Canada! But here in the USA, I go to Tractor Supply and Ace Hardware. My local Ace Hardware has enough room so maneuvering is a breeze. 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.
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We have gas cooktop and gas water heater at home. I have our delivery guy fill the RV when needed. If that didn't time out right, I'd use Tractor Supply or our local farm supply company.
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:04 PM   #9
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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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Some private camp grounds have made arrangements with local propane companies to make drive through visits on certain days just to fill motor homes. Just ask at the office.
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I suggest you check out propane dealers in your area and visually check ease of access for your rig. I found that a local U Haul dealer has a good set-up for my rig and the price is fairly competitive. I've also filled up at campgrounds on a couple of occasions.
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Costco in Abbotsford BC does propane
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Thanks for your suggestions.

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