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Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« on: June 09, 2006, 06:47:20 AM »
Okay, I've been searching for an hour for this answer and don't really want to go to a RV dealer to look.

What side is the propane fill normally on for filling a mounted propane tank?  I assume there is a standard for this.  I seem to remember that Flying J usually has the propane on the left side of the RV lanes.

Brian Elfert

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 06:50:49 AM »
Brian,

Flying J's have their LP tanks on the drivers side at RV lanes. I never use the RV lanes!! Too many cars in them!! >:(

As for other locations, I belive it doesn't matter. They usually have very long hoses.

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 06:52:49 AM »
Brian,
The motor homes I fill here at the campground almost all have the fill on the passenger side, although there have been a few that were on the drivers side.
I have a Newell Coach here that I'm working on that has a tank on both sides.
I don't have a copy of the ASME rules here, but they should be able to tell you what you need.

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 06:55:19 AM »
I put it on the left side. Then when you drive up to the tank you can line it up easier (although my fuel fill is on the right-just line it up with the support of the window that it's under).  Just nicer to have the industrial equipment on the left side to keep the right side open for the camping equipment (when you're sitting outside for instance). Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 07:14:55 AM »
Brian,

Flying J's have their LP tanks on the drivers side at RV lanes. I never use the RV lanes!! Too many cars in them!! >:(

You don't have much choice on using the RV lanes or not at Flying J if you want propane.  Flying J has always had good prices on propane and the prices have barely gone up as oil has skyrocketed in price.

The only reason to use the RV lanes to fuel a converted bus is because Flying J does not charge the 5 cent per gallon credit card fee in the RV lane.  Otherwise, the truck lanes are much easier and faster.

Brian Elfert

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 11:34:05 AM »
I've seen them on both sides of many styles of S&S, and coaches, but I personally felt it was a utility entrance, and located my LP fill door on the left side, very near to where the 86 gallon LP tank is hung from the frame.

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 07:26:07 PM »
Never heard of a standard.  They are all over the place in RV industry - left, right, forward, rear, just about anywhere but ahead of front wheels.  Location seems to be driven by floor plan and weight distribution issues.

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Re: Stupid ? What side for propane fill?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 07:48:55 PM »
Every class A that I ever had was on the driver's side.
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