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Today's photo.
Looks like the guy is 3000 miles from home.
I did not dare to climb and see if he has newer cylinders with PR valves, or older stuff.





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Today's photo.
Looks like the guy is 3000 miles from home.
I did not dare to climb and see if he has newer cylinders with PR valves, or older stuff.


Many conversion vans do this. The tanks are out of the impact zone of the bumper. From what I have read on it they are legal because of the height. I was going to do that on my van but really did not like the look so went with a vehicle gas heater instead and carry 1lb propane tanks inside for the stove.


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Photomike wrote:

From what I have read on it they are legal because of the height. ..

Not according to the law copied on page 12 in this topic.

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Photomike wrote:

From what I have read on it they are legal because of the height. ..

Not according to the law copied on page 12 in this topic.


I sure don't get some of the TC laws especially this one for propane..One would think if it was illegal there would be warning signs on every propane access door on all RV's..DO NOT LOCK..or on the bottle somewhere..DO NOT MOUNT ON REAR OF VEHICLE..But there are none..

Not saying it isn't true,just saying it seems weird with all the warning signs all over an RV for different things..

I had no idea and I have been truck camping for over 50 years...

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jaycocreek wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Photomike wrote:

From what I have read on it they are legal because of the height. ..

Not according to the law copied on page 12 in this topic.


I sure don't get some of the TC laws especially this one for propane..One would think if it was illegal there would be warning signs on every propane access door on all RV's..DO NOT LOCK..or on the bottle somewhere..DO NOT MOUNT ON REAR OF VEHICLE..But there are none..

Not saying it isn't true,just saying it seems weird with all the warning signs all over an RV for different things..

I had no idea and I have been truck camping for over 50 years...


Got no dog in this fight... silly discussion and fun to follow.

But to point out a rather large point; I'm fairly certain that NFPA ain't 'law'. It can be enacted/accepted by jurisdictions, but just because they wrote it doesn't make it law.


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NFPA is a nonprofit organization which gives recommendations on fire and electrical safety but has no authority behind it for enforcement.


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Got no dog in this fight... silly discussion and fun to follow.

But to point out a rather large point; I'm fairly certain that NFPA ain't 'law'. It can be enacted/accepted by jurisdictions, but just because they wrote it doesn't make it law.


That makes total sense being all the propane locks available including from TorkLift and the lack of WARNING for mounting or locking extra bottles on the rear,also with a bunch of rear brackets available..

Interesting how this thread took such a strange turn..Laughing

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Bedlam wrote:

NFPA is a nonprofit organization which gives recommendations on fire and electrical safety but has no authority behind it for enforcement.


Sure strange how the discussion turns around.
What the difference a day makes.

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Kayteg1 wrote:


Bedlam wrote:

NFPA is a nonprofit organization which gives recommendations on fire and electrical safety but has no authority behind it for enforcement.


Sure strange how the discussion turns around.
What the difference a day makes.



I don't believe anyone claimed it was a "law" did they? One thing is certain, if your RV has an RVIA compliance decal and the bottles in a compartment, it will not have a locking access door unless you install a lock yourself. In that case you're then subject to possibly getting pulled over by the Propane Police or the ATF, maybe the CIA, NSA, or the NRA even. They have not caught up with me yet. I put a lock on it because I have room to slide a couple of extra backup boxes of beer into that compartment. They could of had the gas, not the beer LOL.

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I don't believe anyone claimed it was a "law" did they? ----


They did... which is why stuff like this cracks me up so.

kinda like the 'ol argument that comes up so very often about the severe consequences of getting in a accident in an 'overweight' TC...and getting busted by the??? do you think we'd have heard about that at least once in the news at this junction in our internet lives if it was true...?

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