1 Lb. Propane tanks.

dbhost

Super Active Member
Sep 19, 2018
1,273
League City, Texas USA.
Here is some interesting information. Apparently you can't order products directly from Flame King. I've sent them an email to get verification of that. I found that many web sites sell the Flame King tanks and refill kits. Many are out of stock at the moment. When I ordered mine in November of 2019, the tank cost was only $11.31, and the whole kit with one tank costs $37.34. Both had free shipping. Boy have prices gone up.

The lowest I had seen them was just prior to COVID when I first learned of their existence. I saw them at $12.99 each. Don't recall the cost of the refill kit. Since COVID prices shot WAY up.

The $44.95 for the refill kit, and the $14.99 for the refillable bottles at REI is the lowest price I have seen since COVID messed the world up.

Honestly I would LOVE to have been able to grab the refill kit and bottles at the prices you showed... Sweet!
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,577
Southern California
I got a reply from Flame King. Below is the quote.

Hello Don,
Thank you for reaching out to Flame King and for your interest in our product line!

We are currently out of stock on all platforms on the 1 lb refillable tank and refill kit but really are hoping to get it back in stock by the end of October or middle of November. Many delays are still being caused by the pandemic unfortunately.
Refresh the tab below every so often in case we get lucky and they arrive earlier! There should also be a 'notify me when in stock' option on the listings for Amazon, Homedepot and Walmart that you can use as well."

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/...&visitId=cbd223c3-6613-4d89-bc1b-d37f1983c821
 

dbhost

Super Active Member
Sep 19, 2018
1,273
League City, Texas USA.
I got a reply from Flame King. Below is the quote.

Hello Don,
Thank you for reaching out to Flame King and for your interest in our product line!

We are currently out of stock on all platforms on the 1 lb refillable tank and refill kit but really are hoping to get it back in stock by the end of October or middle of November. Many delays are still being caused by the pandemic unfortunately.
Refresh the tab below every so often in case we get lucky and they arrive earlier! There should also be a 'notify me when in stock' option on the listings for Amazon, Homedepot and Walmart that you can use as well."

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/...&visitId=cbd223c3-6613-4d89-bc1b-d37f1983c821

That's the same email I got from them back in July, and then they were saying September. REI still shows them in stock. Might be NOS, or they might have gotten the first shipments, who knows?

I know the 'rona messed all sorts of supply chains up, and that the Flame King unfortunately are NOT USA made... At the prices they ask for them, they REALLY should be!
 

Sjm9911

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May 31, 2018
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I just bought papaer towles at costco, got the last one, but the lable was funny. I asked and rhe guy said they shipped them from canada, the other side of the paper towles were in french. So , yea the supply lines are still messed up.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,577
Southern California
I just bought papaer towles at costco, got the last one, but the lable was funny. I asked and rhe guy said they shipped them from canada, the other side of the paper towles were in french. So , yea the supply lines are still messed up.[/QUOTE
My son is the service manager for a Peterbilt`truck dealership and service center in California. He says that he has about 30 trucks on the lot waiting for parts. Most of the parts are for the new California emissions requirement kits. Some trucks have been waiting for more than 4 months. The customers are furious! He just can't get the parts.
 

Patrick w

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Aug 13, 2021
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That's the same email I got from them back in July, and then they were saying September. REI still shows them in stock. Might be NOS, or they might have gotten the first shipments, who knows?

I know the 'rona messed all sorts of supply chains up, and that the Flame King unfortunately are NOT USA made... At the prices they ask for them, they REALLY should be!
you see the refill bottles at rei? I dont...
 

dbhost

Super Active Member
Sep 19, 2018
1,273
League City, Texas USA.
Have you received them yet?

Yes. All 5. Last week actually. I ordered and recieved a cooler bag to stow them in as well to keep them from banging into each other.

I'm not sure I will go for more, but I might if they come back out at a good price. 1lb bottles are a LOT easier to manage than 10lb, or 20lb bottles, especially in the trunk of the car... There are all sorts of funky cubby holes in the trunk that the basically lunch bag cooler with propane bottles will fit. But with the safety rings and all, even a 5lb bottle is just too chunky.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,577
Southern California
Yes. All 5. Last week actually. I ordered and recieved a cooler bag to stow them in as well to keep them from banging into each other.

I'm not sure I will go for more, but I might if they come back out at a good price. 1lb bottles are a LOT easier to manage than 10lb, or 20lb bottles, especially in the trunk of the car... There are all sorts of funky cubby holes in the trunk that the basically lunch bag cooler with propane bottles will fit. But with the safety rings and all, even a 5lb bottle is just too chunky.
I only have 3 bottles and the filler kit. I always take an extra full 20lb tank with me. So I can refill any time. But actually I don't use much bottled propane. I use an LED light for camp lighting, and my cook stove plugs into my main line on the camper. My little BBQ is the only thing I would need the 1lb bottles for. I could get the adapter to run the BBQ off of the main line if I wanted. Then I would need these bottle at all.
 

Dave Brick

El Cheapo Family Camper
Nov 29, 2010
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Anyone check the price on those lately
Back to the OP...
4.99 at Cabela's yesterday, several cases in stock. 4.97 at my local Walmart, also good stock. I have a few already in the camper, plus 3 20# tanks in the garage, so I didn't buy any. I haven't started refilling yet, but probably will get the refill gadget, just to keep my options open. I have 2 propane stoves, and a propane lantern. I'm currently looking around for a deal on a coleman fuel powered stove. checking CL and garage sales.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,577
Southern California
Back to the OP...
4.99 at Cabela's yesterday, several cases in stock. 4.97 at my local Walmart, also good stock. I have a few already in the camper, plus 3 20# tanks in the garage, so I didn't buy any. I haven't started refilling yet, but probably will get the refill gadget, just to keep my options open. I have 2 propane stoves, and a propane lantern. I'm currently looking around for a deal on a coleman fuel powered stove. checking CL and garage sales.
If you get the refill adapter to refill the tanks, I would suggest also getting the small scale so you can tell when they are full. That will increase your safety level for each tank. I have the Flame King refill kit which is much safer, but I also have a coupe green bottles that I keep on had for anyone else in camp that runs out. If I refill their green tanks I also use the scale to be safe. I have it marked on the tanks, but I think 29 fluid Oz makes a full tank. The scale is not very expensive at all.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9NQ8GX?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
 




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