Do you have a BBQ? Can the tank from it fit into the compartment on your camper? Or is the place it mounts require all that stuff on the top of the tank to hold it in place?
My suggestion is take along the BBQ tank if you can use it, they sell those at Home Depot around $40 or Costco for $27. It might cost $20 to get your tank re-certified. I think they fill them with nitrogen and leak check them at some very high pressure (say 300+ PSI) or test the sidewalls for thickness with a gauge that measures the sidewalls with electronics - looks like a sona gram machine, but smaller and portable. It can tell if there is rust on the inside of the steel tank, and tell the operator the steel thickness.
Our local Costco fills propane tanks for $10.39.
Propane around here at Flying J is $2.99/gal. A 20#er holds just shy of 5 gal. Your costco is a steal. Hardware/propanne cos get $18 or so-empty or not..
From the picture, your tank HAS an OPD on it, based on the triangular valve knob. So, it's a pretty modern tank, but, the tank is merely expired past its original 12 year certification.
Any major filling station will recertify your tank by placing a metal sticker on the top of it, which should give you about another 5 years before needing to do it again. AmeriGas did mine for free, and refilled the tanks immediately.
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I cant find anyone around here (md) who re-certifies...tanks.
I don't believe that. There's got to be an outfit that does strictly propane. Around here the company is called "Suburban Propane." They will be able to recertify tanks or send you to someone who does.
Talk to someone other than the ditzy secretary at the front desk. Ask for someone in the service department.
2002 Chevy 3500 DRW 8.1L/Allison
2000 Palomino B1500
...and the reason why I need a DRW to haul a Palomino:
2004 United 7x14 tandem axle enclosed toy trailer
2011 PJ 8x20 7-ton deckover equipment trailer