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Old 12-29-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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Is best to leave the tanks on the airstream when we fill them? Or is it best to take them off the airstream and have them filled?
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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With exception of our local U-Haul that refills LP, most service stations would give me major approach problems to bring my TV & Safari up to the LP tank. You'd still have to remove the house tubing from the top of the OPD connection on an empty tank -- only a minor PITA. It really depends on what you know locally -- and it's easier bringing a single tank into town if I don't know my situation.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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Off. most places I stop will not fill on the trailer unless permanently installed.
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We have always taken our LP tanks off to have them refilled.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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I take them off. I have to disconnect them anyway to have them filled. I have a local Ace Hardware that refills my gas grill tanks as well. If I time it right I have a monthly propane delivery for the house that will fill these tanks also.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:12 PM   #6
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Off. It would be difficult to get them filled as they sit on a newer Airstream.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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In NM, fillers are supposed to fill by weight using a scale unless it is otherwise necessary to fill by volume using the bleed valve. Necessity, in my book, doesn't include a customer who doesn't want to remove the bottles from the rig!

Anyway, I would just as soon not fill a bottle right on the rig. The chances of accidental spark just increases with having uncontrolled equipment around, a particular danger when filling by volume.


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