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Posted: 12/14/19 02:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good part about tanks - they don't need recertification every few years and have big fill valve.





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Thanks for correcting my “DOT” terminology those are the tanks I mean - meant for permanent mounting on a vehicle. They can be found used, sometimes free for the taking away. I don’t know US law but in Canada they must be recertified and inspected when installed on a different vehicle which is common sense anyways. Neither is particularly expensive. You can tie in a demountable camper with a quick coupling. I would not travel with that line pressurized.

To me this is safer than cylinders on a rear location especially low on the rig in the texting driver rear impact zone.

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Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

Propane bottles need to be mounted somewhere where they won't be damaged if someone rear ends you - or you rear end someone who stops short in front of you.


Someone needs to alert the travel trailer folk. Seems most of those propane bottles are mounted to the trailer's hitch, often right next to a battery which could spark. Sure do hope none of them are in an accident where the trailer is pushed in to the tow vehicle. An explosion may occur!

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Eric&Lisa wrote:

Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

Propane bottles need to be mounted somewhere where they won't be damaged if someone rear ends you - or you rear end someone who stops short in front of you.


Someone needs to alert the travel trailer folk. Seems most of those propane bottles are mounted to the trailer's hitch, often right next to a battery which could spark. Sure do hope none of them are in an accident where the trailer is pushed in to the tow vehicle. An explosion may occur!

-Eric


Realistically speaking, has anyone ever seen a trailer hit so hard it is rammed into the back of a tow vehicle? Seems to me the trailer-tow vehicle combo would be shoved down the road as a unit, rather than the tow vehicle staying stationary while the trailer is shoved into it.

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Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

Eric&Lisa wrote:

Optimistic Paranoid wrote:

Propane bottles need to be mounted somewhere where they won't be damaged if someone rear ends you - or you rear end someone who stops short in front of you.


Someone needs to alert the travel trailer folk. Seems most of those propane bottles are mounted to the trailer's hitch, often right next to a battery which could spark. Sure do hope none of them are in an accident where the trailer is pushed in to the tow vehicle. An explosion may occur!

-Eric


Realistically speaking, has anyone ever seen a trailer hit so hard it is rammed into the back of a tow vehicle? Seems to me the trailer-tow vehicle combo would be shoved down the road as a unit, rather than the tow vehicle staying stationary while the trailer is shoved into it.


Yes, realistically speaking, although they were not the rear endee, but the rear ender. No evidence of a 5 kiloton blast either. No sign of the bottles, probably jammed in between the underside of the bed and the pumpkin.

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Yes, realistically speaking, although they were not the rear endee, but the rear ender. No evidence of a 5 kiloton blast either. No sign of the bottles, probably jammed in between the underside of the bed and the pumpkin.

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No sign of the bottles , heck , there hardly any sign of the tow vehicle . I think it needs a different picture to determine the location/condition of the propane cylinders .


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ticki2 wrote:

I think it needs a different picture to determine the location/condition of the propane cylinders .


I would bet the farm they're somewhere in between what you can see that is left of the trailer and the back of the TV cab? If not they are in the next county over.

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I had a class B that caught on fire, it had a 20 gallon propane tank and full of gas the gas tank and propane tank vented off lost the r v but no explosion


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devildog1971 wrote:

I had a class B that caught on fire, it had a 20 gallon propane tank and full of gas the gas tank and propane tank vented off lost the r v but no explosion

Bare in mind, even the title of this topic is misleading, we are talking about propane CYLINDERS here, as only those can be used with TC.
Lot of members can't catch the difference, but propane tanks do have safety valve.
Propane cylinders do not.

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For those that don't get what the op is talking about mounting extra propane tanks to...

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There is plenty of room on either side of the step with or without the ladder rack to mount stuff like a propane tank..And the step comes off to attach much more if need be..


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