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Old 02-12-2015   #1
 
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Viking Composite propane tanks?

Anyone have experience with the Viking brand (Ragasco) propane tanks?

I'm looking to upgrade my 10lb steel ones with something lighter weight and translucent.









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I'm not going down that rabbit hole again anytime soon after loosing my ass on the lite cylinder blow out. I had four of those stupid tanks. Gerrrrrrr.
Hope these turn out better.
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We have a 10# tank. It has been fine. Lighter and easier to tie down than steal.


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I have an 18 lb and I like it very much. It is lighter and has softer edges. You can also see the propane inside so you know how much is left.


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I went with the 17lb tank. Cheaper and not much larger. I also got screwed with the lite cylinders but realize these are a better design as there is no gluing
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I've had a Ragasco for several years. No problems. Some folks are afraid to fill them because of the lite cylinder recall. Just take a copy of the recall paper work in case there is ever a problem. No problem when I show them the recall was just for lite cylinder tanks, not all composite tanks.

Ragasco:
Hexagon Ragasco - Unrivalled safety and unmatched performance
Recall:
PHMSA - Home - PHMSA Orders Recall of Cylinders Manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company

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Worthington 299889 10-Pound Aluminum Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve:Amazon:Patio, Lawn & Garden

I had a lite cylinder and DRE took care of me after the recall. I want one of these aluminum ones now.
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I have a 10lb aluminum tank. It is only 4lbs lighter. I'm all for saving weight but $60+ to save 4 lbs seems excessive.
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I have a 10lb aluminum tank. It is only 4lbs lighter. I'm all for saving weight but $60+ to save 4 lbs seems excessive.
Why do people spend hundreds of dollars on a lighter flyrod or thousands on a lighter boat?
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17# ragasco for me and I love it. I got burned with 2 lites myself. I want to see how much is left because I sometimes can get two trips out of a tank and save myself a trip to the gas station
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