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Posted: 11/07/19 11:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes there's literally multiple places that fill bottles in virtually every town. Not like propane use is more popular in some places and not in others.


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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.


many gas stations, uhaul locations, etc. will fill propane tanks, including the 30lb tanks. And IMHO swapping tanks is a boondoggle. First the cost/gallon of propane is much higher than filling, second most if not all only give you a partially filled tank


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ktmrfs wrote:

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.


many gas stations, uhaul locations, etc. will fill propane tanks, including the 30lb tanks. And IMHO swapping tanks is a boondoggle. First the cost/gallon of propane is much higher than filling, second most if not all only give you a partially filled tank

I only use tank swaps when my tanks are expired, cheaper than getting them recertified.


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afidel wrote:

ktmrfs wrote:

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.


many gas stations, uhaul locations, etc. will fill propane tanks, including the 30lb tanks. And IMHO swapping tanks is a boondoggle. First the cost/gallon of propane is much higher than filling, second most if not all only give you a partially filled tank

I only use tank swaps when my tanks are expired, cheaper than getting them recertified.


yup I've used the "tank swap" option with an expired tank as well. In fact the pump jockey at the location helped me look through the tanks to find one in good shape and nearly new.

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Many RV parks I have been in have large tanks to refill the 30's. When I have used them they take the tank in the park golf cart to the refill station.


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1ed wrote:

Where do you fill propane while traveling?
I know a lot of campgrounds will have someone that is mobile and can come to your site, but what if you are going boodocking.
The company that fills my house tank use to do but now they have a new truck and something to do with increased pressure.
My tank are 30 pounds so not that easy to move around. Ed


Many CGs like KOAs, Flying J's, Camping World are three that come to mind right off.

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