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  • Sticker Shock

    we have a 500 gallon propane tank at our home .... it provides propane for our house's instant hot water system .... in addition, we attach a rubber hose from it to our camper .... during power outages, we fire the camper's generator and move in .... rather than winterizing, we also leave the camper's propane furnace on during sub freezing temps .... about every three or so years we have it filled .... last week the propane level in the tank fell below 40% so we called and arranged to have it filled .... the last time we filled it, propane cost us about $1.25 a gallon .... this time, it cost $2.93 a gallon .... so, 234.5 gallons cost us $689.09 + $48.81 for state and local taxes = $736.90 .. .... lets just say, that was most certainly a jolt
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '24 Chevy Blazer RS

  • #2
    We saw an increase in our natural gas cost too.. What I really fear is that this price jump wont go down. They say its "due to covid" but will they drop it when Covid is gone..... I don't think so.
    08 sunny brook sunset creek 341SRD -sold after several years of amazing memories
    2014 Open Range 397fbs. For the next stage of camping.
    2008 Ford F-450 King Ranch.
    hoping to make memories that last a lifetime, and shared over the campfire.


    • #3
      The best time to buy larger amounts of propane is in the off season. Propane has gone up. One of my family members has a 1,000 gallon tank. They topped it off in July of 21 and paid $1.38 a gallon. This was in Indiana so not a direct comparison to where you are but you get the idea. Timing your buy will help a bunch.
      David & Bonnie (1 Female Cat)
      2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31 BWKS w/bed slide
      Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch 16K with 21K bars
      5th AIRBORNE Pinbox Roto Choks
      Custom 2" pinbox receiver Bike Rack
      RV Armor Roof
      Mor/Ryde IS System with 8K Disc Brakes
      Goodyear RST G614

      2004 Sliverado Dually D/A
      GM Racor primary filter, 98 Gal. Transfer tank
      Thanks to BC Jim for his generous helping hand


      • #4
        absolutely .... we prefer to fill in the summer but we are usually in South Dakota at that time .... hopefully it will be a few years before we have to fill it again
        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
        '24 Chevy Blazer RS


        • #5
          I'm afraid it's only going to get worse. And I'm thinking it's not covid related, more like Brandon related!!!!!
          Archie & Barbara Prince
          SE Georgia (Home)/Middle Tennessee (Home away from Home)
          2007 GMC 2500HD CC L/B LBZ Duramax/Allison Transmission
          2011 Big Country (Heartland) 3250TS
          Curt Q5 20K Hitch
          Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
          Rieco-Titan Ground Control
          TST TPTMS
          Progressive EMS-HW50C


          • #6
            Poor Brandon! Gets blamed for everything... he ran on two things. 1. Get the china flu licked. 2. Unite the country. He has bungled #1 but he has certainly succeeded on #2. Look at the public opinion polls. 70 percent of Americans are now all together!
            wiredgeorge Mico TX
            2006 F350XL 6.0L 4WD CC
            2002 Cougar 278 EFS