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VA-Apraisr

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Posted: 04/11/19 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Follow up: Southern States manager got my email and called me to "thank me" for clarifying the new law (I gave credit to YOU FOLKS) and he would follow up with his entire staff to explain the difference between DOT tanks and the permanently-attached ASME tanks on motorhomes. The only inspection required is visual to ensure no damage/extreme rust to the ASME tank.

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VA-Apraisr wrote:

The employee said they all had just taken a mandatory course on filling propane tanks and were instructed to check age of tank by tag on tank (which mine has and shows 2003 build). Mine like most of yours is built-in and permanently attached to camper. Is there a federal site or documentation I can print out to keep with me citing the correct rules for this? Also, would like to educate the Southern States location that I routinely fill my RV tank.
You can go that way or start at the top. Just ask to speak to the Southern States Store Manager. I've been dealing with a local Southern States since 1980 and can assure you the employee has it wrong. Let the older and wiser heads prevail. The store manager needs to get the employee straightened out, and will want to. As long as that employee is putting out that sort of garbage, the store is losing customers. Not what the manager wants. And yes, I know our local manager personally.


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JaxDad wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

Permanently mounted ASME tanks do NOT need recertification, only visual inspection when filling. Portable DOT cylinders do need certification at 10 ( I believe) years then every 5 after that.
I’m surprised you got someone so ignorant of the laws.


I don’t know about the OP’s area, but they certainly do in some places.


OK, WHAT places????? Doug ASME inspections are for obvious rust and do not require any certification.

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ASME Tanks.

No Recertification period required.
Slightly thicker steel.
Heavier than a DOT tank of the same capacity.
Designed for stationary installation. Not designed to be moved when holding propane. THIS MEANS WHEN NOT MOUNTED ON A VEHICLE. Doug
Design & Standards governed by American Society of Engineers. (ASME).


DOT Tanks

Recertification period requirements are: 12 Years after Manufacturing, then every 5 Years.
Designed for Portable Applications. Can be transported with propane if done so according to Code.
Design & Standards governed by Department of Transportation (DOT).

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dougrainer wrote:

ASME Tanks.

No Recertification period required.
Slightly thicker steel.
Heavier than a DOT tank of the same capacity.
Designed for stationary installation. Not designed to be moved when holding propane. THIS MEANS WHEN NOT MOUNTED ON A VEHICLE. Doug
Design & Standards governed by American Society of Engineers. (ASME).


DOT Tanks

Recertification period requirements are: 12 Years after Manufacturing, then every 5 Years.
Designed for Portable Applications. Can be transported with propane if done so according to Code.
Design & Standards governed by Department of Transportation (DOT).
It's the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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If your using the smaller 20lbs tanks on your trailer just exchange them at Home Depot. They will accept any similar size tank of ANY condition as the exchange. Easy way to get a newer tank well within the 12 year rule.


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dougrainer wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

Permanently mounted ASME tanks do NOT need recertification, only visual inspection when filling. Portable DOT cylinders do need certification at 10 ( I believe) years then every 5 after that.
I’m surprised you got someone so ignorant of the laws.


I don’t know about the OP’s area, but they certainly do in some places.


OK, WHAT places????? Doug ASME inspections are for obvious rust and do not require any certification.


Ontario, Manitoba & Saskatchewan all have mandatory 10 inspiration requirements. Even a stationery bulk tank in your yard must be recertified and bear an inspection label or they can’t be filled.

It’s admittedly a circle jerk when it comes to motorhomes though since the requirements don’t apply to out of Province plated vehicles and there’s nothing to say you can’t merely fill up before returning home.

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