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Old 08-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Propane price!

Last week while in Fort Ebey, I needed to refill one of my 20lb tanks. Took it to Oak Harbor and was charged $11.00. I thought the attendant made a mistake since in Canada it's always a minimum $20 for a fill, and usually it's around $24 when I'm empty. Not a mistake. On the way back to Canada I made sure to fill both tanks before leaving the U.S. My cost...$18...what I would have likely paid at home...$48. I'm going to be sure to fill up in the States on my next trip south instead of before leaving Canada.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Propane price!

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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hey 3firetrucks not sure which part of Canada you are in but here in New Brunswick I can get my 20 lb tanks filled at Costco for around 11-13$.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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Hey Greenenvy1, I'm in B.C. And wish I had your propane prices! Good news is I live 10 minute from the border, the bad news is that I'm already not supporting our economy by getting my gas down south. Hard to support our local economy when there is such a difference in price right over the border. Someday we are hoping to see your part of the country! I haven't been east of Toronto yet.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I took my 30 lb tank in last week and asked for a 20 lb fill because I knew I wasn't empty. The standard rate for a 20 lb fill at our local " home hardware" was 16 dollars plus tax. The attendant said it took 19 lbs.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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hey 3firetrucks not sure which part of Canada you are in but here in New Brunswick I can get my 20 lb tanks filled at Costco for around 11-13$.
Same here in BC
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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Oh man...oobedoob, I was up at Scotch Creek for a few days I should have filled my tanks when I drove through Kamloops...although filling my truck gas tank was a little more expensive up there. I've been talking with some friends here in the Valley and so far we all seem to be paying $20-$24 to fill one 20lb tank. I'm going to have to pay more attention to the price of propane when I drive by the local gas stations. Are you guys in Canada getting the propane for under $15 are you letting the tanks go empty before filling or is that just a partial fill. Since I feel I'm getting ripped off here, there is no way I'm filling my tanks here anymore.
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3firetrucks, all places in town is a flat fee, they don't meter out how much they put in, they just have it on a scale and when it hits the weight it's done so I always drain my tanks dry.

The next time I am driving past Costco I'll make sure to see what the price of a propane fill is... maybe it jumped and I haven't noticed.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:55 AM   #9
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I will have to check my Costco for propane. I've never paid much attention to LP prices, but now I will. I was thrown off a little, when I my tanks were filled by the gallon in Wash. Unlike going by the weight up here. By the way, how do you like your 184? that is the trailer I really wanted. Would have had a 2012 last year if the last one hadn't been sold just before we got to the local dealer.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:22 AM   #10
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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.
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