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iTaylorm

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Posted: 03/11/13 06:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I just purchased a new truck camper. In the past we have had 3 our RVs. Each other time we received filled propane tanks. This time we did not and were told this is the norm for this RV dealer. What are your experiences?

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I've just purchased 2 fifth wheels, but both came with all LP tanks full. Maybe more experienced posters can give more perspective.
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At least one of the tanks should have some propane in it so the dealer can check out the LP gas system (hot water tank, refrigerator, stove and furnace). Obviously they didn't check your system out.


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The data plate in the trailer is suppose to include the weight of the trailer as shipped with filled LP tanks, basically everything except dealer installed options and water. Thus, I thought it was the norm that dealers include full LP tanks.

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Posted: 03/11/13 06:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are on our second trailer. Both purchased used from two different local dealers, and both came with a brand new battery and full propane tanks.


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Posted: 03/11/13 06:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both of my tanks were full from the dealer along with a fully charged battery (for the emergency breakaway if nothing else).


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If they are saving money by not filling the tanks, what else did the skip to save a buck? Was there air in the tires?


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Posted: 03/11/13 06:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We purchased a truck camper. so no worries there

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jmtandem wrote:

There is one dealer in Reno that will check the systems with a propane tank but if you, the purchaser, happen to want full tanks that is another $70. And if you want batteries, that costs extra also. And, on top of all that if you want to purchase the unit there is a 'starter kit' fee of several hundred dollars. This is all more profit and getting ridiculous. In the past almost all dealers sold with new batteries and full propane tanks. Paying for propane and batteries on top of paying for a starter kit, dealer paperwork for registration purposes, and batteries is a big turn off for me.


If the dealer states it up front, then you can make a decision as a consumer to go elsewhere. In my case it wasn't mentioned. If it had been It is probable I would vote with my feet

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