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BarabooBob

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If it bothers you so much, go to your local tank exchange place and buy 2 tanks tanks for $80. Most places will let you go through their tanks and find the newest ones.


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SoundGuy wrote:

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.


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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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SoundGuy wrote:

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.

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.


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GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.

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Bobbo wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.


Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them...


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drsteve wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.


Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them...

Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing.

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Bobbo wrote:

drsteve wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.


Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them...

Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing.


IMHO this is much more likely than the dealer going thru the expense of finding used tanks that look good enough...

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JRscooby wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

drsteve wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.


Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them...

Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing.


IMHO this is much more likely than the dealer going thru the expense of finding used tanks that look good enough...

What thief would bother putting old cylinders on? The dealer did it whether intentionally or not.

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wnjj wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

drsteve wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory.

Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.


Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them...

Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing.


IMHO this is much more likely than the dealer going thru the expense of finding used tanks that look good enough...

What thief would bother putting old cylinders on? The dealer did it whether intentionally or not.

Maybe knowing that would slow down the discovery of the larceny? It would not be discovered until the next use of the TT, then the trip to the propane filling station. That way, if there is video, they don't know how far back they need to review the tapes. Of course, I am not skilled at jumping to the correct conclusion without any evidence, so what do I know?

ON EDIT: It may also hide the fact that there was a larceny at all. It may make the owner think the dealer had done it. [emoticon]

* This post was edited 12/15/19 07:27am by Bobbo *

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I gave up on 30# tanks. Cost too much, too heavy, no propane bargains on 30s.

I went to 20s.
Farm Town fills mine for $13.00 each.
20s cost less, weigh less, and many dealers have bargains all summer long to refill tanks.

Not to mention that I can change out, out of date tanks at Wally World. Dollar General, and they let me look for dates that will expire in 3-5 years.

BTW... I usually have 5 to 10 20s
I use 20s for weed burners, gas grills, griddles, single burners ect...

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