Propane Refills & Purchases

Find great prices on propane refills and exchanges at LoRea

Stop by our Howell location at 120 Lucy Rd. during our normal business hours for all your propane filling needs. Whether it's campers, motorhomes, RV's, tank refills, or swaps, we have you covered. We even deliver!

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LP Propane Tanks

Propane tank refill and purchases Howell and Livingston county
  • Propane tank exchanges

  • Propane tank purchases

  • Delivery available w/ landscape material purchase

Please review our safety guidelines below before refilling any propane cylinder.

Camper & RV Refills

RV and camper propane refill Howell and Livingston county
  • RV, camper, and motorhome propane refills

  • Easy-in, easy-out access!

Easy In, Easy Out!

Our large refill station provides easy access for any size recreational vehicle!

Propane Safety Tips

Please observe the following safety guidelines prior to refilling any propane cylinder

The 80% Rule

Per the Propane Education & Research Council:

Like water, liquid propane will expand when heated. However, liquid propane will increase in volume nearly 17 times greater than water will. To allow for this expansion, propane containers are filled typically to only 80% of their capacity. If liquid propane is released into the air, the lack of pressure quickly causes it to vaporize and expand to 270 times its original volume. Therefore, liquid propane leaks can be more hazardous than vapor leaks.


Pre-fill Visual Inspection

DOT regulations require a visual check before a small cylinder can be filled or refilled to verify that it is fit for continued service. Prior to inspecting a cylinder, remove any plastic or paper sleeve so you are easily able to spot any problems. After inspection, if any of the following are found, the cylinder must not be refilled and should be marked and set aside in a designated safe area.

  • Cracks or leaks.
  • Bulging, serious denting, or gouging.
  • Defective valves unless properly repaired or replaced.
  • Defective or leaking pressure-relief device, unless properly repaired or replaced.
  • Damage to the cylinder valve, valve protection, and cylinder foot rings.
  • Out-of-date requalification.
  • Evidence of physical abuse, fire or heat damage, or excessive rusting or corrosion.

Steel cylinders subjected to fire must be requalified, reconditioned, or repaired by the original manufacturer or a DOT-authorized repair facility before being placed back in service. Aluminum cylinders subjected to fire must be removed from service permanently.

If you encounter a cylinder with XXXs over the DOT specification number or marked with “CONDEMNED” on the shoulder, head, or collar, do not refill. Instead, mark and set aside in a designated safe area.

Valves and accessories should also be inspected prior to filling. Many cylinder valves are made with non-metallic or soft parts such as nylon, rubber, and Teflon®. When these materials become damaged or worn out, propane liquid or vapor can leak out of the valve and create a potentially hazardous situation. They should be checked regularly for signs of aging and wear.

Valve accessories may become broken or lost, allowing dirt or moisture to enter the valve. Inspect and replace any faulty or missing dust caps.

Valves may also be damaged through improper cylinder maintenance. For example, service personnel may fail to use proper brushes or applicators around cylinder openings when painting them. As a result, gauge faces, “weep” holes in filler valves, and discharge openings of relief valves may become covered or blocked with paint.

If you find a blue-green stain on the brass portion of the cylinder valve, the cylinder may have come in contact with anhydrous ammonia, which is often used to manufacture illegal drugs. In this instance, place the cylinder in an outdoor area where hazards from ejection of the valve and product loss would be minimized.


Please consult with a sales associate at our office if you have any questions regarding propane refill safety.

Questions About Our Propane Services? Contact Us

Howell:  (517) 292-9204

Brighton:  (810) 295-2021