Should Guests be Charged for Refilling Propane Tanks?

Just had a host leave a nasty review due to the fact that the BBQ was used and the tank wasn’t “topped off”. If the host wants to charge to use the BBQ then I’m fine with that as long as the fee is reasonable. However, expecting a guest to remove a propane tank before they leave and hunt down a refilling station for a few ounces of gas seems excessive to me. The host actually banned me from the property and recommended other hosts do the same. I know this isn’t the worst experience but has anyone else had this happen to them?

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  1. Was refilling the tank spelled out in the listing rules? Even if you used an entire 20lb tank, the cost to refill would be approx $10. There must be more to this story for the host to be so angry.

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