Originally Posted by redcedar
Above the 7gal propane tank on my Baja there is a sticker that says you should not fill your tank above 80% capacity for risk of fire ect. Is this just lawyer speak or is there something to this?
I am not familiar with that particular sticker, but I will say this.
As it is a larger sized tank I presume that you will pay to get your propane refilled as opposed to some DIY aftermarket refill adapter. The professionals that refill the tank should have some training and experience. Adding to that, later model and even older propane tanks are required to have safety systems included in the valve assemblies to prevent overfill. Professionals are trained to recognize the latest design valves and are forbidden to refill tanks that still have the old style units.
To top it off, even the tanks with older style valves include a safety pressure relief valve to address over-pressurization due to heat expansion. Not an ideal solution, but it works.
To summarize. You are correct to blame "lawyer speak".
Just my opinion. vic