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