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ROBFP

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Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:32:51 PM »
Hi a brit here travelling in Canada and the US, been here now for 9 weeks and another 3 weeks to go. We have just run out of Propane and really need a cup of tea, so was hoping some local could tell us where we can fill our tank up. We are in Oroville Norcal at the moment and travelling north east, as needing to be back in Vancouver BC in 3 weeks time.
Thanks guys love your county and loving my old 1984 Dodge Ram Roadtrek, now done 4000 miles in it and going well.
Rob and Kaz

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 01:51:32 PM »
Hi
a brit here travelling in Canada and the US, been here now for 9 weeks and another 3 weeks to go. We have just run out of Propane and really need a cup of tea, so was hoping some local could tell us where we can fill our tank up. We are in Oroville Norcal at the moment and travelling north east, as needing to be back in Vancouver BC in 3 weeks time.
Thanks guys love your county and loving my old 1984 Dodge Ram Roadtrek, now done 4000 miles in it and going well.
Rob and Kaz

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 01:58:54 PM »
Gas stations and convenience stores normally carry the 20lb bottles. Do you have onboard tanks?
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ROBFP

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 02:16:15 PM »
We have a built in propane tank. Found a garage to fill it in Vancouver before we left but not sure how easy it is to find here and if it is just gas stations that have it.

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 02:18:19 PM »
In small towns and rural areas finding propane is rarely a problem  -   folks use it as a heating fuel for their homes.   You can fill tanks at most truck stops and many gas stations.   Local propane distributers have fill-up facilities also.  Even hardware stores may have dispensing pumps.  Ask locally.
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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 02:26:18 PM »
i am guessing you are in oroville in northern California. not sure where in town or area you are but if you google propane near oroville,California over 15 location show,hopefully one is near by.

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 02:54:24 PM »
Hi a brit here travelling in Canada and the US, been here now for 9 weeks and another 3 weeks to go. We have just run out of Propane and really need a cup of tea, so was hoping some local could tell us where we can fill our tank up. We are in Oroville Norcal at the moment and travelling north east, as needing to be back in Vancouver BC in 3 weeks time.
Thanks guys love your county and loving my old 1984 Dodge Ram Roadtrek, now done 4000 miles in it and going well.
Rob and Kaz

Here you go:   http://www.1stamericanpropane.net/   
 
Anywhere you are, just Google  the name of the town and propane like this:  Oroville, CA  propane.   That will get you the local distributor for sure.
Carl L/LA   [Forum Staff]  KI6SEZ

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 03:57:58 PM »
You should find some sources close to you in this listing
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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 03:59:05 PM »
One place I've always found LPG has been at U-Haul facilities. Most of them can handle Motor Coaches with ease, and I've even found some of them to be cheaper than many service stations that handle LPG.


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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 04:17:13 PM »
I'll second Lee's suggestion of U-Haul. One I found in Oroville is this place:
http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Oroville-CA-95966/004302

Like most others on the prior listing, they close on Sunday. In any event, call first to be sure they have propane and are able to dispense to your RV.

EDIT:  Go to http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/  and you can search for locations in/around Oroville that have propane.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 04:32:58 PM »
We discourage double posting (i.e. posting the same question on two different boards), so I've merged your two topics into one.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 09:48:08 PM »
Thanks for all the advice and help. Propane found and tank filled and I am now enjoying a cup of English breakfast tea and the fridge is once again keeping the beer cool.
One worry i now have is when filling the tank the pmp attendant carried on filling it till the pump stopped, in the UK we are only supposed to fill an LPG tank to 85%, do you think this will be ok. I found what i think is a pressure relief value and turned it slightly and gas comes out, so was wondering if this means the tank is overfull?

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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2012, 10:20:27 PM »
One worry i now have is when filling the tank the pmp attendant carried on filling it till the pump stopped, in the UK we are only supposed to fill an LPG tank to 85%, do you think this will be ok. I found what i think is a pressure relief value and turned it slightly and gas comes out, so was wondering if this means the tank is overfull?

You are OK, the permanently installed tanks have a shutoff that stops the refill at the 80% point.  When the tank is filled there is also a valve that is opened  and when the liquid comes out that is the back up to be sure the tank is not overfilled.
Jim
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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 10:23:21 PM »
Great thanks for the reply, Can sleep well tonight now.

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 10:24:59 PM »
Jim is correct; Propane tanks here will not be filled beyond 80%. Don't mess with any valve you find  :o
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 10:27:12 PM »
Be sure to let us know if you successfully have a cuppa in the morning. Maybe we should drive up and join you! Nah, just kidding.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 11:25:16 PM »
I heard from the OP via email. They're very appreciative of all the help.
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Re: Propane LPG needed in Oroville Norcal.
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 01:31:10 AM »
Great thanks for the reply, Can sleep well tonight now.

Glad we could help.  That is what this forum is based on among other things.
Jim
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