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falconbrother

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Posted: 12/07/19 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a brand new 2017 Coleman 262BH in 2017. Went to get my propane tanks filled today and found out they expired in 2013, 4 years before I bought my 2017 model camper new off the lot. They would not fill them. The test date was 2003 (expires 2013). Feeling kinda cheated. They told me it would cost $120.00 to get new, filled bottles.

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Posted: 12/07/19 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you.





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Posted: 12/07/19 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with K Charles .. the dealer gave you old tanks with a new trailer. I would talk to the dealer about it.. Jim2007.


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Take the tanks to a BIG propane dealership. They should be able to re-certify the tanks for about $10 each or less. Then the cost to fill them. I get mine re-certified at a local Southern States farm supply store. We have about 8 tanks we use for aux supplies for the RV, BBQ's, torches and a mess of other things around the farm. I'd also notify Coleman corporate folks that the dealer is putting WAY out of date old tanks on their new rigs and then charging exorbitant prices to make it good. They may not do anything, but need to know what their dealers are doing.


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I would ask the dealer who sold you the RV if they will replace the tanks. They will probably refuse and say they are not the tanks they installed.
It's $120, not worth getting upset. Bite the bullet, buy new tanks if you can't get them recertified and learn from your mistake.
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Posted: 12/07/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just had both 30# tanks re certified for $7.00 each.


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Posted: 12/07/19 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go back to the dealer. Raise heck!


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Posted: 12/07/19 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought new 20# Manchester tanks from Tractor Supply for around $30. each. Or like others said you can get them recertified.

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this would be a pretty petty thing for a dealer to do, bet the owner doesn,t no this is going on. his help is up to something.

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Posted: 12/07/19 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should be able to get two brand new 20 lb cylinders and have them filled for between $70 and $100 depending on the cost of propane per gallon. Cylinders should run between $25 to $30 each. Check Walmart and the big box warehouse stores for best price on cylinders. Maybe even Lowe's and Home Depot.

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