Propane Tank replacement or certification?

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Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Postby Sector9surf » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:06 am

Hi guys,

Our propane tank looks dangerously rusty. I have almost no experience with propane systems so I want to make sure it's safe before trying to use. First off is there a way to drain the propane tank so that I can safely work on it or just not be driving around with a hazard?

Are there service centers or specific RV places for refurbishing these?
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Re: Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Postby lido14co » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:02 pm

There's a vent valve on the tank. Make sure the area is well ventilated and no open flames. As far as I know, Rv tanks don't have to be recertified. New tanks are pricey and your tank may just have surface rust. Can you smell gas?


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Re: Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Postby Keystone » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:39 pm

I found a great local Amerigas vendor that is my go-to resource for such expertise. They are not all helpful, so phone around until you find a good one. Good luck!


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Re: Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Postby skater » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Oddly enough, tanks permanently mounted on motorhomes do not have to be recertified. The detachable bottles on trailers do, though.

As others said, call around to find someone who will be willing to test it for you. You might have to remove it.
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