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Old 08-05-2013, 07:25 AM   #11
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Does your Costco refill tanks or exchange them?.. Mine does neither .. and the fueling station does not even sell diesel..

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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here in the southern U.S. the best kept secret is a store called Tractor Supply. a camping buddy told me about them when I complained that my dealer over charged me for filling my tanks. he told me they charge 1.99 a gallon and only charged what they filled. I said no way and found out when they charged me 1/2 what I paid at the dealer.
I went there tonight to fill my 20# tank for the fish cooker. the attendant told me it was 1/2 full and could only put 2 gallons in it. I paid the cashier 4 bucks and some change and thanked them.


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Old 08-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by yooperfan View Post
3firetrucks, this may be a stupid question, but are you factoring in the exchange rate of the US dollar?
BTW, from what I've read, 20# Blue Rhino exchange tanks are only filled to 17# and Amerigas exchange tanks are only filled to 15#. Things that make you go HMMMMM. Refill stations might be harder to find, but I bet they are a better deal than exchanging tanks, even in Cananda.
Not a stupid question. With the exchange it was only about $1.10 extra on the $11 tank still saving a bundle. I've never exchanged tanks before, only refilled.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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Propane price!

Yooperfan... I'm pretty sure blue rhino and amerigas exchange tanks are only filled to 15#, at least in the U.S.. That is some sort of safety regulation (yeah right).

But for anyone reading this in the southern, NH area... Dodge Grain in Salem, NH was $8.15 for an empty 20# tank to be filled to 20#. That price is unreal!!! I brought 2 tanks, 1 that was not fully empty and they only charged me what I put in. I paid $12 and change and left with 2 full tanks.

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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$19 for 7 gallons in North Idaho.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #16
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Our Costco fills, I don't think they have an exchange program but almost every store and gas station has the exchange. My wife paid $25 to fill 2 20# tanks the last time we needed propane at the Esso near us.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #17
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I pay $18 at Husky truck stop in Ontario, but since I'm 5 minutes to the USA border and camp primarily in the USA, I fill up my 20# tanks for $12 in the USA. Not a huge savings, but since I'm there anyway, and I usually run out while I'm camping there I take advantage of the lower rates.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #18
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Our Camping World has $1.99 per gallon for members on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Nighthawk 96 View Post
Our Camping World has $1.99 per gallon for members on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
WoW, That's almost $40 dollars for a 20 lb fill. Seems prices are all over the place in both Us and Canada. Maybe because we don't shop around like we do for gas witch is posted at the road?
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #20
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Here in Lander, Wyoming propane is $2.85 per gallon. Down the road 25 miles in Riverton, Wyoming it's 1.95 per gallon. Didn't know it cost that much in transportation for 25 miles.

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