Yo, RVers: Stop Paying So Much For Propane!

25 08 2011

A lot of RVers get their propane tanks filled at places like U-Haul, RV shops, and gas stations. They also pay more than they need to.

On a recent drive from one middle-of-nowhere to another, I was looking on Google Maps for a place to fill propane. It didn’t look like there were any places on the way, and the out-of-the-way places that I called were charging over $4 / gallon. Then I noticed an Amerigas on the way. They are the largest propane seller in the United States and typically fill home and commercial tanks, frequently dumping thousands of gallons of propane into a single tank.

So would they fill my 14 gallon RV tank? I called. Yes! And how much would it be? A bit over $2 per gallon? What?! Okay!

I thought that it may have been a one-time thing. You know, maybe that specific Amerigas being nice or something. But no. I filled up again near Denver, where retail prices hover around $4 per gallon. Amerigas? $2.19.

I’m converted, and if you’re not already buying from large-scale suppliers, you should be too.

posted by yair

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4 responses

25 08 2011
LiveWorkDream

Whoooah! That is really good to know! They fill up our propane tank at our mountain cabin, I had no idea they would fill up our RVs too. Duuuh. Thanks for the head’s up!

26 08 2011
Yair

1) You’re welcome!

2) See you soon!

25 08 2011
Brenda Auch

Ooooo……you can bet I will file this tidbit of info away for when we finally hit the road! Living the dream for less. 🙂

25 08 2011
John

Thanks for the heads up on this one, we leave Nov 1 st. for another 6 months in the south-west!

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