I took one of the original 30 lb. tanks from my '68 Overlander in to my local propane dealer today. They have 1968
stamped on the neck and are not the best looking tanks you have ever seen. They are replacing the valve with OPD for $30.99 and re-certifying them for free. They said they would do the inspection and not replace the valve if it does not pass.
These tanks have a "bleeder valve" on them. My first question was can they refill with this on there. The answer, "no problem".
New white steel 30 lb. tanks were $60 and they sell aluminum for $120 (special order, 2 weeks).
I bought the Marshall Regulator that they sell for $35. Given what I have read here about failures, I think I will buy another regulator and put it in my tool box. Looking for a simple solution to mount this reg. to my old cast aluminum tank hold-down. Anyone have a good modification?
I went with the replacement copper lines from tank to reg. instead of rubber. Rubber lines make me nervous on an RV. Maybe on the deck on the grill, but not at 65 mph!