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Old 06-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #15
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I have used our local U-Haul for propane in the past, but is was a very busy and cramped place. This time I called a local propane company and got a fill-up for $3.39/gal.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #16
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I filled one of our propane tanks at a Costco in Phoenix, AZ; and I think it was $2.39 per gallon, with no minimum. (Some places have a minimum charge, regardless of how little you buy.)

The attendant said that most of their business is from hot air balloons. They buy at Costco; because Costco is cheapest, and they use a lot of propane.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #17
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I get it from Camping World as they have 50% off days every mid-week. It last cost me $11-12 for a 30lb fill up.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:41 PM   #18
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All very easy for you all with campers. You've got portable tanks. This message board is about the Airstream Interstate which is a Mercedes camper and our tank is permanently attached underneath the body of the van. We have to drive somewhere that they pump it in and measure it by the gallon, not weight. A little different than draggin portable tanks to a place where they may weigh the tank or they may just charge by the size of the tank.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:28 AM   #19
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Costco sells propane by the gallon.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:05 AM   #20
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Costco sells propane by the gallon.
Maybe where you live, but not where I live.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:13 AM   #21
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Can gas buddy report LPG ?
I have the latest version of GasBuddy on my iPhone and it does not show propane.

I fill up at most any gas station I'm using to buy fuel. The procedure isn't complex or mysterious but I do watch the process closely as the tech does the fill.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:24 AM   #22
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I have the latest version of GasBuddy on my iPhone and it does not show propane.

I fill up at most any gas station I'm using to buy fuel. The procedure isn't complex or mysterious but I do watch the process closely as the tech does the fill.
I have an app called Propane Refill Station Locator on my phone. It displays a map showing your location and nearby propane refill stations.
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I pull into costco before every trip an top off my propane
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #24
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Oops, hit the send button. Anyway I pull into Costco they check the air in all my tires and then I top off my propane ($2.29 a week ago). If you have 2 30# tanks like I do, you shouldn't have to refill unless you're running the heater non stop. I can go 4 weeks on mine with normal use. If you fill before or after each trip you shouldn't have to worry about unless you're on looong trip or full timing.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:26 AM   #25
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Unfortunately in the Interstates our generators run on propane and with the roof top air running off of the generator the propane tank goes form full to empty in about 36 hours of run time in my experience. Not very convenient. Worst part is trying to find a propane fill station outside of business hours. I wish there was an online propane dealer directory but I've never found one. Better yet I wish we had diesel generators so we could fill up anytime anywhere.
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My local Costcos do not sell propane, but I will ask next time I fuel up: maybe they do at selected locations. I go to my local rental yard, I think it was over $4/gallon last time. Portable tanks go to the hardware store for an exchange.

OT: Costco formulates their own gasoline so it meets top tier standards; wish they had diesel for my other set of wheels.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:45 AM   #27
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OT: Costco formulates their own gasoline so it meets top tier standards; wish they had diesel for my other set of wheels.
They add five times the EPA minimum required amount of "deposit control" additives; otherwise they buy from local distributors in the region where the store is located. I wouldn't exactly call that "formulating their own." It's about the same as Chevron gasoline with Techron in terms of quality.

Back on topic, since I don't shop at Costco, I'd have to first become a member in order to buy their propane. I don't think I use enough propane for the cost of the membership PLUS the cost of the propane to be cheaper than the cost of propane elsewhere. But it's probably a good deal for someone who is already a member and shops there anyway.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:44 AM   #28
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And Costco is not in EVERY part to the USA. Here in the Lehigh Valley of PA there is still a battle to let Costco in. They want to be here but they don't want to pay all the taxes so they're trying to get local municipalities to pay some of their taxes for the next 10 years. And it looks like it will happen. Now it'll be 2016 'till its built and opened. Then I along with the multitudes of others can pay a premium to be allowed to ship there.
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