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devildog1971

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we bought a 2019 northern lite it has the two little propane bottles like you see on b b q grills. I am looking for a way to mount either two of the same size tanks to the large bumper or even better say a 20 or 30 pound and never have to use the small ones that are so hard to get in and out. Thank those of you for helping with this according to cummins the generator will run for 3.5 hours on one tank that came with the camper. I have seen one northern lite with a tank on the bumper and the hose ran through to the mount inside the compartment. hope it can be done


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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.

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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.

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+2 I would not recommend having propane tanks mounted in a location susceptible to being ruptured in a collision.

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I think we need to talk about why you plan to use so much propane. Two tanks should be plenty.

Why do you think you need to run the generator that long? Are you planning on running AC? If so, I’d think about a small generator like a Honda 2200 and gasoline.


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There are several propane brackets(mounts)available that could easily attach to the rear bumper of your TC to carry extra propane..

As to the danger of it,just look at all the 5 gallon gas cans attached to the rear of jeeps etc,the preferred mounting place it seems..

I have also considered doing as you want to but I have a small rear bumper in comparison..When towing an ATV trailer the issue of extra propane/gas/whatever is kinda mute..


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Are not the factory bottles 2) 20#?


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Keep all bombs away from your bumper.
Don't put gasoline containers on your bumper either.

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devildog1971 wrote:

I am looking for a way to mount either two of the same size tanks to the large bumper or even better say a 20 or 30 pound and never have to use the small ones that are so hard to get in and out.


I would try to go with the 30 pounders. But if the 20 pounders are hard to get in and out will there be room for the 30's?

As far as plumbing from the rear bumper I probably would not do that as that's a lot of hose that could get damaged and leak. Instead I would be more likely to either swap out a tank while camping. Or us a T and a remote hose to set the tank on the ground next to the trailer while camped.
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Here is a link to several propane brackets that can easily be mounted to your rear TC bumper.

TC Propane mounting brackets

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