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falconbrother

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Posted: 12/10/19 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just found a mom-n-pop place and had them filled. I'll get the re-certified as suggested and not bother with hassles. It just crawled on me when I couldn't get what I considered to be new-ish tanks filled. Ethics are a thing of the long lost past.

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While I feel for you, I don't think ethics has really changed that much. There always has been and always will be people (business owners) doing questionable things. All we can do is find them and avoid them.

As far as your mom & pop, that's the kind of stores I like to visit. Sure I'll shop at Walmart and Costco. But the mom & pop liquor store with propane fill in my neighborhood gets my business as well. I'll pay a bit more per gallon to fill the tanks there because I like to support the little guy as well.


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Posted: 12/10/19 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

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It's not trivial if the dealer is ripping people off whether intentionally or unintentionally. If he wants to hold the dealer accountable he has every right to do it. He's just going to have a hard time proving it. No reason to call him a d bag whether you meant dirt or douche.



Nobody said it was trivial for the person buying the RV. But for the dealer? The cost difference between the cost of new, and the cost of used that would not glare at buyer would not amount to a pinch of snot. If the OP had gone straight to fill the tank, and found them nearly out of date he might convince the dealer to look into maybe a employee wanted to make pocket money. But a year later? To many chances for something to happen after it left the dealer.
And I don't think I called anybody names...



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Haha, that's what I was thinking!

To the OP, big deal, find another place to fill them....or get re-cert for like $10/ea, exchange for about $15/ea.
Whatever you do, don't be the d bag that expects the dealer to warranty something that trivial.
He!!, you been getting them filled for 2 years now and didn't even know. 1st world problems


He dismissed the matter as a trivial. Not only that but he made a disparaging remark towards the OP when he told him to not be a d bag. Is that a douchebag or a dirtbag, you fill in the d.

As I said it is not a trivial matter if the dealer is ripping somebody off whether intentional or not. They are still getting ripped off.

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Posted: 12/10/19 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

falconbrother wrote:

I just found a mom-n-pop place and had them filled. I'll get the re-certified as suggested and not bother with hassles. It just crawled on me when I couldn't get what I considered to be new-ish tanks filled. Ethics are a thing of the long lost past.

Just out of curiosity, have those tanks ever been taken off the trailer? I'm wondering if you ever took them for refilling and left them for pickup. Or have you noticed that your neighbor's BBQ never seemed to run out of propane?


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Posted: 12/11/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mobeewan wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

mobeewan wrote:



It's not trivial if the dealer is ripping people off whether intentionally or unintentionally. If he wants to hold the dealer accountable he has every right to do it. He's just going to have a hard time proving it. No reason to call him a d bag whether you meant dirt or douche.



Nobody said it was trivial for the person buying the RV. But for the dealer? The cost difference between the cost of new, and the cost of used that would not glare at buyer would not amount to a pinch of snot. If the OP had gone straight to fill the tank, and found them nearly out of date he might convince the dealer to look into maybe a employee wanted to make pocket money. But a year later? To many chances for something to happen after it left the dealer.
And I don't think I called anybody names...



Grit dog wrote:



Haha, that's what I was thinking!

To the OP, big deal, find another place to fill them....or get re-cert for like $10/ea, exchange for about $15/ea.
Whatever you do, don't be the d bag that expects the dealer to warranty something that trivial.
He!!, you been getting them filled for 2 years now and didn't even know. 1st world problems


He dismissed the matter as a trivial. Not only that but he made a disparaging remark towards the OP when he told him to not be a d bag. Is that a douchebag or a dirtbag, you fill in the d.

As I said it is not a trivial matter if the dealer is ripping somebody off whether intentional or not. They are still getting ripped off.

Mobeewan is correct on both points.


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Posted: 12/11/19 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

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


Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me.


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Posted: 12/11/19 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my present TT in 2010. The tanks were made in 2008. During the economic crash. Sales crashed, many RV companies folded. That meant that a lot of tanks that had been produced, had no RV to go on... I understood why my tanks were 2 years old, and I got great deal on the TT, so I was good with it....
But expired tanks on a new TT... That is over the line.... But not noticing it for for 2 years... That is too long to expect any dealer to remedy the situation... If it really is one.
It would be to easy for those tanks to have been switched somehow while in the owners possesion.
But as has already been decided by the OP... This isn't an issue worth fighting over. It is cheap and easy to fix, and then go camping.



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Posted: 12/11/19 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoundGuy wrote:

K Charles wrote:

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


Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me.

Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that.


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falconbrother wrote:

I just found a mom-n-pop place and had them filled. I'll get the re-certified as suggested and not bother with hassles. It just crawled on me when I couldn't get what I considered to be new-ish tanks filled. Ethics are a thing of the long lost past.


I'm glad you found a way to get them filled. Like someone said if they were the common 20 pound tanks you can just trade them in. I've never had any of my local places check the dates on any of the tanks I have.

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Posted: 12/12/19 05:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

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


SoundGuy wrote:

Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me.


Bobbo wrote:

Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that.


After retiring from my career I wanted something to still get me out of the house a couple of days each week so I ended up working for this dealer, for 7 years. [emoticon] New trailers always arrived with empty propane tanks. Our Spree came from a different dealer I also know well - his new trailers were also delivered to the dealership with empty tanks.

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