Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
TinyTin
 
TinyTin's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 67
Propane Tanks

Having to replace my two tanks due to age. Looking at Worthington or Flame King. Any advice or reviews would help before I buy
__________________

TinyTin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 11:09 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
 
2018 19' Flying Cloud
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
New York , New York
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 7
The only practical advice in this matter is: be as careful as possible. In fact, there is nothing complicated in replacing, but I knew people who had problems with this.
It’s not worth saving on cylinders, your safety depends on it
__________________

Tom_Cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 11:47 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,737
Do you have steel or aluminum tanks? I have the original aluminum tanks on my 1979 Safari and have just replaced the valves to recertify. You can probably do the same thing with steel tanks, but it may be more economical to just replace steel tanks with new.


Bill
__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10,199
Images: 9
If they are steel tanks Id simply replace them. Aluminum tanks are worth having them inspected and recertifications.
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 06:55 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 610
When I replace mine I'll get tanks with float gauges. Uhaul sells them, I know. It doesn't let me post the full URL for some reason so you'll have to navigate on your own. https://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies...ts-Accessories
daleyocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 07:43 PM   #6
TinyTin
 
TinyTin's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 67
They are steel. It is on a 2006 Safari.
TinyTin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 08:15 PM   #7
CRH
Rivet Master
 
1995 25' Excella
xxxxx , xxxxxx
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,625
I bought new Worthington tanks from Home Depot.
CRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 06:04 AM   #8
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10,199
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyTin View Post
They are steel. It is on a 2006 Safari.


IIWM Id purchase new tanks. Our local propane dealer gave a a whale of a deal on our last steel and aluminum sets.
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 08:06 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
wulfraat's Avatar
 
2017 30' International
Broomfield , Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,895
Images: 1
Worthington. Done.
wulfraat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 09:22 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
dmcgaugh's Avatar
 
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 108
I bought Manchester tanks with float gauges. It sure is nice having gauges.
dmcgaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 10:17 AM   #11
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 7,405
Hi

As long as they are not rusted or obviously damaged, a re-certification is dirt cheap in most areas. The tanks should be good for a *very* long time unless they are abused.

Indeed if you are going to upgrade then aluminum with gauges is the way to go.

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 10:55 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
richw46's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,383
Images: 6
There is probably a place near you that will recycle/scrap your old tanks. Please don't just put them in a landfill. There will be an extra charge to get the new tanks purged the first time you get them filled.

Southern States is a good place to get them filled, although not all SS stores carry propane. Tractor Supply is another good store for the best rates.
__________________
-Rich

Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE

richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 11:49 AM   #13
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 7,405
Hi

Last time I had a 40 pound tank filled at the local Agway it was just under $18. Filling the same tank at an RV centric place is about twice that. Indeed the fill price at Agway was significantly less than the "swap out" cost on a tank half that size at any of the local stores.

That's not actually a plug for Agway, only a suggestion that you can save some money by shopping around. Also, just like the price of gasoline, the price of propane *does* fluctuate. I may well have caught the all time low price last time I filled up.

Bob
__________________

uncle_bob 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
Tanks, Tanks, Tanks PSU1981 Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 8 09-02-2019 09:34 AM
Replacing water tanks, holding tanks & battery? Nelsons 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 57 10-19-2014 08:21 AM
20lb tanks vs 30lb tanks? AldeanFan LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 5 04-05-2014 12:37 PM
'Convert' from 30# tanks to 40# tanks HeavyAssault LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 19 11-28-2013 11:42 AM
LP Gas Tanks: Replacing 20# with 30# tanks? Pete Vermont LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 28 01-30-2008 08:34 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.