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Old 01-22-2019, 12:14 AM   #1
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Propane Tanks date

Hello RW Owners.
This one got by me until today. I took my 2 Propane tanks to get filled and discovered that the dates on my tanks are 2005. MY RW is a 2016 Why would I have tanks on my UNIT that were 11 years old when I purchase it?

I copied an article from a GAS company regarding the LAW on Tanks.

Along the top of the collar, you’ll notice serial numbers, WC (Water Content, or how much the water would weigh if it were full of water to capacity), TW (Tare Weight, or the weight of the tank completely empty) and the manufacturing date (see photo above). The only thing you’ll need is the manufacturing date. As of the day of this post, any tank with a manufacture date before 07-01 we would not be able to fill. If a tank is more then 12 years old, it cannot be filled. Also, if the tank does not have an OPD valve we cannot fill it. The OPD (Overfill Prevention Device) stops the tank from being overfilled automatically by shutting the valve when the propane level reaches a certain point. It also prevents propane from leaving the tank when the nozzle is opened and it's not hooked up to anything.

anybody check their dates on the tanks when they purchased their RW Just another find. Same thing on my tires 2013 tires on a 2016 RW 39MB

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Old 01-22-2019, 03:41 AM   #2
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The tires I can believe, there's probably a huge stock pile of them in a warehouse waiting for rvs using a particular size.
But the propane bottles are another subject. Did you buy your RW off the lot or special order? If off the lot I'd suspect your dealer swapped the originals & put them in someone else's rv.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:15 PM   #3
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When they pass the 12 year mark, you do not need to replace them. They just need to be certified every 5 years. Any propane company can do it, generally for nothing. They will then affix a sticker to the tank showing that it has been inspected.
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When they pass the 12 year mark, you do not need to replace them. They just need to be certified every 5 years. Any propane company can do it, generally for nothing. They will then affix a sticker to the tank showing that it has been inspected.
and I believe that re-cert cost is around $20.00 or so per bottle every 5 years
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and I believe that re-cert cost is around $20.00 or so per bottle every 5 years
That's MUCH cheaper than buying new 30 or 40 lb bottles.
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It is for sure Danny.... I just put a call into my LP dealer at work to clarify that amount for sure... although my numbers may be cheaper as we swap out roughly 200 LP bottles every week from our fork lifts
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:10 PM   #7
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I'm assuming 30# bottles, so this won't work for them, but with 20# bottles, just trade them in at the nearest Blue Rhino dealer. You only get 15# of propane, but at least get newer bottles without a lot of hassle
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I have done both the certification for $20.00 and the exchange for regular bottles depending on the looks and condition of the bottle. When I purchased outdoor space heaters and grilles, I usually buy an empty new bottle from HD. When those expired I liked the Idea of re-cert.

When the #40 on the Redwood expire, I will for sure use that re-cert process.
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I would expect that the tanks were swapped out by the dealer, or if you have left both of them for refills at a propane dealer, buy the propane dealer.
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My Redwood (2018) was manufactured in June 2017 and tires were dated March 2017 as well as the 2 propane tanks.
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