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Old 08-12-2016, 04:41 PM   #15
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I had the same problem, I decided to recertify one tank and keep the other one as a back up and only refill the one that was recertified. Works for me.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:19 PM   #16
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On my 2004 Safari I replaced both tanks after having gotten caught in Canada with 13 year old tanks. Got them on sale from Amazon for about $65.00 each delivered. Same ones Camping World sell for about $100.00 each. By the way, if going to Canada, go with full tanks. Not many places will fill any tanks. Apparently they do an exchange program. And yes the US is for 12 years but Canada if only 10 year.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:55 PM   #17
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By the way, if going to Canada, go with full tanks. Not many places will fill any tanks. Apparently they do an exchange program. And yes the US is for 12 years but Canada if only 10 year.
I've only seen the exchange program for 20 lb tanks, like they do south of the border. There shouldn't be a problem finding propane in Canada, unless you're in a remote area. Last time I had a 20 lb BBQ tank filled at the TSC near my home it cost CDN$13.56 including tax, which is about US$10.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:27 PM   #18
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I've only seen the exchange program for 20 lb tanks, like they do south of the border.
Crystal Beach Variety in Shuniah ON, just east of Thunder Bay has 30 lb exchange.


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Old 08-12-2016, 11:02 PM   #19
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I am curious about how using exchange bottles would work. It seems that the chance of needing to have a bottle filled while camping some distance from your bottle provider might be problematic.

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Old 08-13-2016, 05:09 AM   #20
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You can refill an exchange tank.
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:10 AM   #21
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Me? I'd just buy new ones and avoid the costs and hassle. K.I.S.S.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:06 AM   #22
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The Blue Rhino and Amerigas exchange thing provides less than a full tank... its like 14.7 pounds whereas when you go to a fill company yu actually get a full tank! I would invest in aluminum bottles and have them last forever despite the inital cost!
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:38 AM   #23
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I will have mine recertification when the time comes and replace if necessary. Not going to chance a safety issue to save a dollar.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:44 AM   #24
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I had a valve go bad on an old tank (needed to be re-certified) while traveling last year. The valve knob was stuck and would not turn off. I could not find a 30# exchange. I decided to just replace the whole thing. A new 30" steel tank at Tractor Supply was ~$70. Problem was, they would not dispose of the bad tank, so I had to haul it in the back of the truck till I got home. I knew our local county dump recycles propane tanks.
How have you disposed of old bottles while on the road?
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #25
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My propane supplier visual checks aluminum tanks if opd valves no damage or welds, nothing else need to be done for recertify. NO CHARGE to recertify if pur. gas, also stated no pressure test for aluminum tanks, only steel.
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I recently twisted off the handle on my valve. Took it to Hetco and they replaced the valve and recertified it. Do not remember how much it was exactly but it was surprising cheap. They had to burn off the gas and replace valve and certify the tank and did it for about $17.00. I had the second tank recertified at the same time for about $5.00. Before I took them in I sanded them, treated any surface rust, and repainted them.
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Update.

Hi, today I took my tanks to my local propane dealer. One was nearly empty so I had it filled while I was there. A visual inspection and leak test was performed. The cost per tank was $10.00. As you can see my tanks were not a date match from the Airstream factory.
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:05 AM   #28
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I don't know if it is province by province but here in BC recertification involves a new valve and inspection and is good for another 10 years. I just had it done for $23 Canadian as a new 20lb tank at Costco is $37.
Seemed the way to go.


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