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Old 07-01-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any ideas where to store a additional 20 gal. propane tank on a Vibe? Has anyone solved this problem who own a Vibe?
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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Sorry, I don't know the layout of a Vibe so I can't tell you WHERE to store a 20# propane tank in your Vibe. I can tell you HOW to store it though: Good Ol' milk crate! We store ours in the forward compartment; fits like a charm.

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Old 07-02-2014, 05:22 AM   #3
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Have not had to venture down that avenue yet but no way am I putting it in the storage area. I think if I had to carry an extra propane I would put it inside the tt but forward of the axle (although not sure how safe that would be??). 3 trips out this camping season and this past one was the best when it came to the towing (little to no swaying )

Maybe some other Vibe owners will have helpful input.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:07 AM   #4
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I carry my extra tank strapped down tight in the bed of my pickup! Not real sure if I would want to carry mine loose in cargo area which adds more weight rearward! As ours is now we carry as much as we can in the forward bath on our 6504 to add tongue weight! That huge cargo bay is wonderful with the exception of any large heavy items one wishes to store there. Delicate balancing act not getting too much weight back there. I would seriously doubt I would add the extra tank along with existing tank back there! Good luck.


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Old 07-03-2014, 07:07 AM   #5
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It depends what vibe you have . I have a 6501 and I carry an extra tank in the storage area. I have it in a plastic carrier designed for 20 lb tanks, found it at the hardware store. I put two hooks on the forward wall and I strap the tank in. I don't have an issue with tongue weight as my water heater (that I keep full), battery and other propane tank are in the front of the trailer.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:12 AM   #6
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Got to agree with BamaBob, a 20lb tank fits in a milk crate like a glove.
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Got to agree with BamaBob, a 20lb tank fits in a milk crate like a glove.
Yes they do.

My 20 pounder for the lantern and grill.

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Ditto for me on the milk crates. I use a second one on top (upside down) and that allows me to stack them for storage. I have like 3 spares at the house that I store in the shed. Then I can get them all filled when the propane guy comes at 1.47 per gallon or whatever the price is.
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I carry my extra tank strapped down tight in the bed of my pickup! Not real sure if I would want to carry mine loose in cargo area which adds more weight rearward! As ours is now we carry as much as we can in the forward bath on our 6504 to add tongue weight! That huge cargo bay is wonderful with the exception of any large heavy items one wishes to store there. Delicate balancing act not getting too much weight back there. I would seriously doubt I would add the extra tank along with existing tank back there! Good luck.
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Totally with you on this one. DoT rules require any compartment containing a propane bottle be unlocked. I store my fire pit 20 pound bottle in the truck bed.
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Herk I wasn't aware of the D.O.T. Regs, but glad I am in the good!


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