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Old 05-31-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Propane tank age

I filled propane over the weekend and the attendant pointed out that the tanks will need recertification in a couple years. Guess I just Took for granted that the tanks in my 2014 unit would be dated 2013/14, not 2006! Check your tanks folks.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like what some places do selling old but "new" tires.

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Old 05-31-2016, 04:08 PM   #3
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Take your old tank to a tank exchange site and exchange them for tanks with better dates. That's what I plan to do. You'll want to check closely, I know when I used to work where we had one, the vendors try to sneak in tanks with short dates.

Or just have them re-certified. Anyone know how much re-cert costs?
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Get back to Jayco and ask for new tank, they are supposed to be good for 10 years when you buy them new, so you should have new one on the trailer when you leave .....
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:31 PM   #5
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I have had tanks recertified before. It was painless, cost $15 tank when I did it. They apply a decal to the tank indicating it had be done.

If I recall tanks for good for 10 years from the initial manufacture date, then Recert every 5 years there after.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:42 PM   #6
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First check the date yourself. Keep the tank as long as possible. Then ether buy a new tank or have it re certified. Don't get a tank exchange. Often they are out of date, and you do not know how they were maintained. Re certified tanks have to be re certified every 5 years.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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Propane tanks are good for 12 years from date of original mfg. Then they need to get recertified for another 5 years. Also if the tank is damaged, ie dented etc, or rusted or otherwise in poor shape it may not be allowed to be refilled even if it is still within the time period.

Rather than getting a tank from an exchange, that you have no clue how it has been treated, it is better to gets yours checked and recertified. Personally I never exchange tanks. they get beat to heck and I have seen a number that you could not get a good seal.

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How long is the propane in the tanks good for? Does propane actually expire? My last TT I owned I bought used from a friend and in the 4 years I owned it, I never went through all of the propane in the two 40lb tanks. The only time I used the propane was for the hot water heater. We always cooked over the fire back then.
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How long is the propane in the tanks good for? Does propane actually expire? My last TT I owned I bought used from a friend and in the 4 years I owned it, I never went through all of the propane in the two 40lb tanks. The only time I used the propane was for the hot water heater. We always cooked over the fire back then.
Propane is very stable and does not go bad. It will be there when you need it!
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Local propane place will recertify tanks for free if you have then fill the tank. Check your local place, may be the same.

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How long is the propane in the tanks good for? Does propane actually expire? My last TT I owned I bought used from a friend and in the 4 years I owned it, I never went through all of the propane in the two 40lb tanks. The only time I used the propane was for the hot water heater. We always cooked over the fire back then.
Our first tt still had propane from '88 or '89 when we got it in '02, used very little until we really started taking trips (few yrs didn't go anywhere due to jobs) in '09 (or '10) I think it was.

Still burned great!!!
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