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Old 09-02-2017, 02:49 PM   #15
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The price of rust negates steel tanks.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:26 PM   #16
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Horizontal Aluminum tanks

We have a 1994 34 Limited with two 40# aluminum tanks. They do not and cannot be refitted with OPD valves. There is an exemption for such tanks and always carry the exemption notice with us. Only one problem - in Canada there is no such exemption - only in the USA. Normally I get them refilled in the US with no problem. Not sure what experience our US owners have in trying to get theirs filled in Canada? Two years ago I had the tanks recertified in Texas and found they do not stamp them but rather apply a sticker.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:47 PM   #17
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Aluminum propane tanks

I had my two 30 lb. aluminum tanks re-certified at a welding shop last year. For the 2 tanks I paid $54.00 for re-certification and they refilled them both for $64.50.

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Old 09-02-2017, 04:58 PM   #18
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We have a 1994 34 Limited with two 40# aluminum tanks. They do not and cannot be refitted with OPD valves. There is an exemption for such tanks and always carry the exemption notice with us. Only one problem - in Canada there is no such exemption - only in the USA. Normally I get them refilled in the US with no problem. Not sure what experience our US owners have in trying to get theirs filled in Canada? Two years ago I had the tanks recertified in Texas and found they do not stamp them but rather apply a sticker.
Aren't those tanks on your Limited horizontal?
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Could you post the exemption notice for me to review?
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Could you post the exemption notice for me to review?
the last article on the page
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education...ention-devices
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:00 AM   #21
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I run a propane generator off of my tanks, so wanted the 40# tanks. As I am reaching 70 years, the 10/20# difference in weight makes all the difference every time we fill them. I believe the original 1972 tanks were also aluminim; though when I originally replaced them I went with steel. When those needed replacement I had learned the lesson and went back to aluminum.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:05 AM   #22
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My 2013 Classic came with 40# aluminum tanks.
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Unless I'm missing something, the exemption mentioned in Alan's post is only for *horizontal* cylinders, and "industrial trucks, industrial welding and cutting gases". Not sure how any of that applies to Airstream LP tanks... ???
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Some Airstreams do have horizontal propane tanks.
This is a link to a photo of one of them at Colonial Airstream's website:
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My 2013 Classic came with 40# aluminum tanks.
So do the new Classics. For those with older non-certified 40# aluminum tanks I wonder if the new ones would be a suitable replacement, although I'm sure the price would be scary.
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