When we were living in Cordele GA, we could either refill our tank for $25 or swap for $16 at the Amerigas tank swap at Home Depot (back then - 2005 thru 2007- the tanks were the right weight... we checked). Only place that we have ever run into that. But since then, I always know what it costs to swap a tank BEFORE I refill. Wal-Mart has consistently been the cheapest tank swap price (not refill). Or rather... all the Wal-Marts that I have priced have been cheaper. That's been... Perry, Clayton (GA), Franklin (NC), Elizabethton, Tiftonia (TN), Socorro, Los Lunas, Roswell (NM), Corpus Christi, Rockport-Fulton, Portland (TX)
BTW, I haven't bought a new tank outright since 1986.
... although i have pondered having a way to tie in a 20lb tank for extended stays or emergencies...
Piece of cake....
The top pic is the last "change" since we had to change out the grill hose (leak)
2nd pic is a shot of the permanent mount LP tank & quick connect on the Class C
3rd pic is the ""extend-a-stay" how it was in TX. And I do like shut off valves.
We have one side going to the RV (in these pics it was the Class C) and the other side going to the gas tabletop grill. But you could hook up another 20# tank. These are easy to put together. The one pictured was left on the Class C that my daughter is still living in (it's her's now). We built another setup for the bus. The bus one will eventually get a 2nd 20# tank and auto changeover added to the mix. The grill will get piped to the other side of the bus (near the entry door). We use LP quick connects on our setups. We have also used the setup on the Class C to run a 100# tank when we wintered over in NC. We left our 100# tank in NC since we didn't want to transport it and my Moms 100# LP tank was so far out of date and in poor condition that we were told not to bring it back for refill.
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