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Old 03-17-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hot Deal - Propane - Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply sells propane by the gallon ( not the # ) and only charges for the amount your bottle takes to fill up. Not the # rating on the bottle regardless of how much is in the tank like most places


This makes it possible to top of a bottle and only pay for what you need.



Best deal I have seen on RV Propane. By Far.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:38 PM   #2
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Liquid Propane weights 4.2# per gallon. Most locations use scales to tell if a bottle is full but the price is by the gallon? Is this correct? A 30lb propane tank should contain 7.14 gallons of liquid propane when full
30lb/4.2=7.14
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:00 PM   #3
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Hot Deal - Propane - Tractor Supply

I’ve only had the experience of paying for propane by the pound. They weigh your tank before they fill, then fill, and calculate the difference (weight added).... add X lbs to your tank and you pay for X lbs...
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Tractor Supply near me is $2.79 per gallon
The local Ford dealer (and RV) and Costco are both $1.70 per gallon.

It pays to shop around
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:35 PM   #5
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Hmmmmm...... thanks for the tip about the Ford Dealer.... I'll have to check here.... TSC has been my go-to lately.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:36 PM   #6
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All the places I go have a gauge and sell by the gallon.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:10 AM   #7
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Propane tanks can not be filled to capacity. Expansion space is needed.
On the road, I have seen both, sold by weight and sold by gallon.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:49 AM   #8
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The two Tractor Supply places I frequent fill by gallon yet the tank is placed on a scale. I've always seen them looking from tank to gallon indicator and stop when the OPD valve shuts the tank off. They are the lowest of two towns I frequent or live in. The local welding shop charges a handling fee that I refuse to pay anymore.
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BTW, Not all Tractor Supply's sell propane. The one in Sydney, Ohio did not 2 years ago...
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We try to buy our Propane from Costco - not all Costco's have them but our Tucson Costco on Costco drive does and it is always good value. A quick Google map search will let you know if your local Costco has Propane or not.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:43 AM   #11
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Here is what I don't understand.

You own an Airstream.

Don't sweat even if it cost $10/lb.

You didn't buy an AS because it was cheap.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:58 AM   #12
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Don't sweat even if it cost $10/lb.
You didn't buy an AS because it was cheap.
Not all Airstream owners are rich.
Some just loved Airstreams and spent their disposable income to have it.
Others might have purchased a Used Airstream and put a lot of sweat and heart into it.
I'm thinking you said this with your tongue firmly in cheek?
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Because some of us worked hard for our money and want it to go as far as we can make it go...Because we have other things to spend it on.... and so on...
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