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I type in 'Propane near me' in Google Maps for Android on my cell phone. Works every time


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Posted: 11/07/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Truck stops, RV dealers, Tractor Supply and many other locations.

Boondocking involves extra time/travel so not to likely. But Quartzsite with it's large numbers of boondocking RVs has mobile just about everything.


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Tractor Supply is typically the lowest price. To see if there is a store near you, click the link below, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Find in Stores":

Tractor Supply with propane


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There's propane all over in the PNW, guessing CA has it everywhere too.
Many fuel stations have a propane filling area. RV parks have a propane.
I have two 30# tanks as well. They last a very long time unless you're camping in cold weather and need to run the furnace a lot.

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Wow,
Thanks for all the great ideas. You people are fantastic!!!!

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I've used Yelp to find propane when away from a familiar area. But I rarely need to fill in the middle of a trip and prefer to refill near home.

I also used Yelp to find propane near my home, after getting disgusted with the U-Haul dealer that I had used for years. Found the new guy based on Yelp reviews, and his service is outstanding, open 24 hours, and will even deliver for free.


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If you have a Costco membership, some sell propane and it's typically the cheapest that I find.

Second to them, Tractor Supply is the next cheapest.

TruValue/Ace Hardware sometimes have it.

U-Haul places often have it, but they're expensive.

And then lastly, there are private propane dealers. Their prices are usually a little expensive.


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If you do not need the capacity of the 30 lb bottles, switch them for a pair of 20's.


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1ed wrote:

My tanks are 30 pounds and weigh 55 pounds when full. All of the exchange places in my area ONLY swap the 20 pound tanks. Hence the question.


Forget the "swap" places.... find a place that refills.
Phone book or Google should result in some Propane vendors.


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I put the tank in the truck in a milk crate. Usually try to find a local Tractor Supply on the smarter than me phone as they charge by the gallon only. If not, a regular LP place. For a motorhome I used to have to find a LP dealer where I could pull the motorhome up to for filling. Flying J used to have LP. Some parks have a LP turck which comes through certain days and you have to sign up for it.

Lots of options. Also, my understanding from an LP dealer is the exchange tanks are not filled to the normal capacity and be careful in getting one with an expired OPD.

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