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bobsrvnet

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Posted: 07/30/12 10:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good day all, my RV 30lb bottles have expired their 10 year term so i'm going the route of new bottles. See pic below of a couple local places selling them. Anyone have any feedback if these are good/bad or otherwise?

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WORTHINGTON Pro Grade 30lb Propane Tank, with Overfill Protection Device and Quick Connect Coupling



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Posted: 07/30/12 11:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

funny, I just ordered a set of those 30# bottles last night after I couldn't get my old bottles filled up this weekend...

My very limited research (amazon.com reviews) basically said it's a thinner metal than the older bottles, the base and handle bend easily, and they are often damaged in shipping. I bought them anyway.


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Thanks Dave, I wonder then if all the newer bottles arer made with thinner metal etc compared to the older bottles.

Anyone else have any feedback?

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While you're researching prices, have you checked a local propane dealer to get the cylinders recertified? If they're in good shape that may be your best option. Not sure about Canada but in the US there are 2 different recerts that can be done - 1 is good for 5 yrs, the other for 7.


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I hear they are making them out of fiberglass now with a window in them so you can see how much gas you have left.

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old guy wrote:

I hear they are making them out of fiberglass now with a window in them so you can see how much gas you have left.


I haven't seen these in larger than a 20lb and they are very expensive. I have been trying to justify the cost for my Weber Grill.


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We use the fiberglass 33.5 lb tanks here on our forklift. There is no window on these but they are translucent, you can see the LP sloshing around inside.


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old guy wrote:

I hear they are making them out of fiberglass now with a window in them so you can see how much gas you have left.



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From what Lite Cylinder's website gives, the biggest they go are the horizontal tanks on the forklifts. Vertical bottles, 25 pounds is as big as it gets.

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I've also read that the composite cylinders don't directly fit in the same way as the metal tanks. If you have a mounting bracket setup or foot that the cylinder needs to fit into precisely (I do on the front of my trailer) it may be worth seeing if you can see one in person before buying to make SURE it will bolt in.

fwiw, here locally I could have had the tanks recertified for 1/2 the cost of new tanks, but decided to go new since the old tanks were rusting quite a bit, and have the older wrench style outlet instead of the newer big knob type. I need new hoses anyway, decided to just upgrade it all to the current design. As an added bonus, I could now use them on my home grill if I ever run out of gas in the middle of a BBQ.

Plus, the recert is only good for 7 years instead of the 12 of a new tank.

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