I haven’t been very mindful lately and ran my on board propane tank to just about empty. I always like to leave a buffer in case I can’t easily find a place to fill it when I get under way again. I hopefully have just enough to run the fridge until I can find a place to fill.
Since I’ll be here a few more days and want hot water, use of the stove, and possibly even use of the furnace, I asked my friend if she’d perchance know a place to have my little 30lb cylinder filled.
She gave me the website for Amerigas. I was able to put in our zip code and get all the propane dealers in a 20 mile radius. Most were bottle exchange places, but there were a few refillers, too. This company seems to be USA-wide.
I located a couple of refillers in Smithfield since I was going there anyway today. They wound up still being closed for the holidays or looked too sketchy to approach, so I called the nearest place in Suffolk, Suffolk Automotive, on Main Street, and they told me I could get propane until 6:00 p.m.
This location wound up being a tiny little garage with almost zero manoeuvring room, so it wouldn’t be a place to take an RV, but it’s convenient to get cylinders refilled since it’s just a couple of blocks from the Walmart and the staff is super friendly!
I’ve made a note of the refillers on my route south and I will call each one until I find one who says that they have lots of room for RVs. Perhaps finding propane on this section of my great adventure won’t be as much of a challenge as it was going north in the spring.Share on Facebook