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Old 12-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Price of propane

I filled up a 30 pound tank @ the CG we are at for $40.00

Not having filled up here before, I expected to pay more for the convienience; but, not that much. NOTE: the price increased on 12/01/11 - according to my CG neighbor it was $30 prior to the increase.

Well, I just went into town (6 miles from CG) and filled another 30 pounder for $21.00.

I guess I'll be heading into town for now on...
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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Wow, 40.00 for a 30 llb bottle, that`s larceny!
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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$3.00/gallon is about what I just paid for a top off of my 150 gallon winter tank.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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My 30 pounder took 6 gallons @ $3.50 per (thus the $21 fee). Not sure what math they are now doing here at the CG; but, they should wear a "mask" when taking my money like that! Live and learn...
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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I fill my tanks at a local U-Haul and they charge about $3.50 a gallon or so. Plus they knock off $1 for returning customers. The nice thing is, they only charge you for the actual number of gallons it takes and not some arbitrary amount based on the number of gallons a specific tank can accommodate. Some other places assume your tanks are completely empty and charge you for a full fill.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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Nice convenience fee...lol....I mean I could see paying $5.....maybe $10 tops if it meant I didn't have to drive 20 minutes to where I usually fill...but what you paid was wayyyyy too high.

I fill up at the Pilot/FlyingJ. I can usually go just once or twice a year. I also have 5 20lbs that I use for various things and they all go. I had to quit using the swaps...you talk about rip off.....
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:11 AM   #7
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A side note to all of this, is that their prices in the CG store are pretty reasonable (e.g. a universal thermocoupler, w/ adapters for the stove, is $6.95)
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #8
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Buckshot Restaurant here is the cheapest place to fill propane at with a price of $3.22 gal... but even they are up 20% from last season.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #9
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In the Parker Az area it is usually $2.95 a gallon. I was in Bouse today and it was $2.70 at the Desert Pueblo campground.

Last years price was $2.59
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I filled up a 30 pound tank @ the CG we are at for $40.00

Not having filled up here before, I expected to pay more for the convienience; but, not that much. NOTE: the price increased on 12/01/11 - according to my CG neighbor it was $30 prior to the increase.

Well, I just went into town (6 miles from CG) and filled another 30 pounder for $21.00.

I guess I'll be heading into town for now on...
Many campgrounds overcharge because they can. Find a U-haul or if on the road Flying Js fills propane at reasonable cost and if you join their frequent fueler program, you get 10 cent per gallon discount on propane and 2 cents for gas and 3 cents for diesel (per gal).
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