Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-06-2009, 01:39 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
I do remember getting a steel tank filled last summer while on our Alaska trip in British Columbia. The person that filled it didn't even look at the tank, but he wasn't at all bashful taking the $34 to fill a 20 pound tank.
__________________

__________________
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 04:02 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
DavidsonOverlander's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1974 31' Sovereign
Milton , ON
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 798
Images: 4
tanks at the border

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
I was getting ready to cancel our trip to Canada until I looked at our tanks. Gene
I don't know off hand what designations are stamped on our tanks, but we bought them through Vintage Trailer Supply. We've crossed the border dozens of times with our trailer and have never had anyone look at the propane tanks or ask about them. I've had them filled here in Canada and they were not questioned.

I wouldn't worry about this too much, Nairnchyz. I just bought a '74 Sovereign too, and when I get around to having the tanks updated I'll have them done in the US if they won't do it here - or where ever it's cheaper.
__________________

__________________
Grant Davidson
Milton, ON

1946 Spartan Manor
1954 Va-Ka-Shun-Ette
1964 Overlander
1965 Avion C-10 Truck Camper
1974 Sovereign
2005 F-350 SRW 4x4 crew cab long box
TAC ON-5
DavidsonOverlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #17
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
You know, thinking about it, if somebody with Canadian certified cylinders came in here wanting propane, I'd fill them with the following standard provisos:

1. The cylinders are in good condition (standard practice);

2. They're within the US-based certification range (actually longer than the Canadian);

3. They have the appropriate weight indications on the collar (I assume that Canadians mark this, too);

4. They have OPD valves (I assume the Canadians adopted these as well.)


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 08:52 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
Roblin , MB.
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 113
eubank

I can only wish that I could visit New Mexico and deal with you.

Here is the situation with our tanks; and it would appear I could not meet your provisos.

1) The tanks appear to be in good condition (no dents, gouges, etc, and the collar is solidly mounted to protect the valve.

2) They are outside the certification range. ( the PO obviously dealt with a company that never checked dates - just made a sale)

3) They do have appropriate weight indications on the collar (TW, WC, DT, DATE). You need to remember that these tanks were stamped in the USA when the A/S was manufactured in 1974.

4) The tanks do not have OPD valves.

Last week what I attempted to have done was get the OPD valves replaced, and have the tanks refilled. Before I drove 4 1/2 hours to the company I telephoned first and was asked if TC was stamped in the collar. When I called the company back and said no there was no TC stamp I was then told that they would not service the tanks.

So, what's hanging me up is the obvious fact that our tanks do not have the TC stamp which prevents us from getting OPD valves and new certification range (and of course in the end - propane).

Will a person have to cruise the countryside seeking out a company that doesn't check dates, etc?

Bob
__________________
nairnchyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 09:01 PM   #19
3 Rivet Member
 
Roblin , MB.
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 113
DavidsonOverlander,

It's not all that far for us to drive down to North Dakota and get the OPD valves, etc, installed, but according to the propane company I talked to in Winnipeg as well as the information received from the Canadian Propane Association, it all sounds like a Canadian refiller cannot service the tanks without having the TC stamp. Unless of course they are not looking at stamps when refilling.

Bob
__________________
nairnchyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 09:20 PM   #20
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
Ok, so the cylinders need recertifiction and OPDs, and they have US markings. I guess the best would be to get them done stateside.

As long as the cylinders are in good shape, it shouldn't be very difficult. Basically, you'll probably get a visual recertification, and the inspector will stamp into the collar the letter "E" (think "Eye") followed by a new month/year date. Visual recertification is good for five years (and can be repeated).


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 11:08 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
Roblin , MB.
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 113
Lynn,

That's all and well - we could do the stateside recertification, OPD's, etc, in North Dakota but later on I'd be up that well known creek if and when a sharp eyed Canadian filler noticed the tanks don't have the TC stamp and refuse to top up the tanks. I could possibly be running back to N.D. everytime I needed to refill.

Bob
__________________
nairnchyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 08:20 AM   #22
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
Yep, that's the conundrum.

I'd probably risk it. If you want a modicum of mean-time insurance, you can get an el-cheapo five-gallon steel cylinder with Canadian certification as back-up, just in case you're out of propane, and the first filler you visit refuses to fill. (Probably depends on how far the local filler lives from the local government inspector.)


Lynn
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OPD valves for 40 pound aluminum bottle phred LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 7 05-30-2009 12:56 PM
New Aluminum LP Tanks moosetags LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 20 08-30-2007 09:57 PM
LP Tanks (Refilling) silversled LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 6 12-29-2006 09:51 PM
valves for horizontal lp tanks? Oak LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 1 10-20-2002 12:26 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.