Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2015, 02:27 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
CSMRetired's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: N. Central Texas
Posts: 1,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by B47 View Post
It would appear from reading here that a lot of dairies are missing their plastic milk crates.
That's why you don't see Metzger's milk any more....
__________________

__________________

'Pa Pa's Palace'

2014 Sportscoach Crosscountry 405FK
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
CSMRetired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:03 PM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 56
Definitely in the back of the pickup. Also keep tanks upright. A tank sitting upright that sits in the sunshine will vent a little gas when overheated. A tank laying on its side will vent liquid propane which expands 270 times. That quickly creates a large flammable cloud. People traveling with a propane tank laying on its side in a car trunk have had their windows blown out and roof raised just from the expanding gas.
__________________

__________________
fander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:11 PM   #23
WFD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,612
And if you are having a hard time getting your hands on old used milk crates, cause all the forum readers got them before you,, you can always buy new ones at Home Depot for $5 each...as well as many other stores I am sure.
__________________
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax
2016 Rockwood 8289WS, Diamond Pkg.
WFD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
mark0224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,443
I have to agree with the milk crate but doesn't matter where you put it back of truck or trailer just would take it out of both upon arrival and while traveling i would secure the tank wit a strap so if you stop quick it can't move. Also make sure its open to the air just in case id does leak. You don't want the fumes in your truck also vent your trailer if you put it in there. It shouldn't be carried in an enclosed area.
__________________
Think about things before you do them make life easier not harder.
mark0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Boots49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 237
Send a message via Skype™ to Boots49
As far as I know it is illegal to travel with propane in the basement or cupboard of your 5th wheel or tt, the reason is if there is a fire, the fire department would remove or water down the two 30 pound tanks, but since they do not know about the tank in the basement, it could be deadly. This would also apply in case of an accident.
__________________

Al & Susanne
Aka: Puss 'n Boots
Wildcat 31 TS - Silverado 2500 DuraMax Diesel
Tip of the Day: Stay safe, have fun and never leave the cat out in the rain!
Boots49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:50 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,604
I still have milk crates with my albums from 1966..the diaries are long gone and the changed the size in 1978 so albums don't any longer . The other option is a rental company, they have crates for dish rental the fit propane tanks well.
__________________
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 01:53 PM   #27
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boots49 View Post
As far as I know it is illegal to travel with propane in the basement or cupboard of your 5th wheel or tt, the reason is if there is a fire, the fire department would remove or water down the two 30 pound tanks, but since they do not know about the tank in the basement, it could be deadly. This would also apply in case of an accident.
Tanks are in 2 separate compartments in 5th wheels and completely inside motor homes in a locked compartment.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #28
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
05CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Tanks are in 2 separate compartments in 5th wheels and completely inside motor homes in a locked compartment.
Not fully enclosed spaces. Putting it in the basement is a fully enclosed space and runs risks because the propane has no where to go but to lay on the compartment floor until you turn the vacuum on and we'll read about it in the paper.
Better safe than sorry, I'd put a spare tank in the bed or on a rack behind the coach.
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
05CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
CSMRetired's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: N. Central Texas
Posts: 1,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boots49 View Post
As far as I know it is illegal to travel with propane in the basement or cupboard of your 5th wheel or tt, the reason is if there is a fire, the fire department would remove or water down the two 30 pound tanks, but since they do not know about the tank in the basement, it could be deadly. This would also apply in case of an accident.
To my knowledge and I have searched extensively, the are no laws governing transportation or 'personal' propane tanks.
Common sense however should prevail
__________________

'Pa Pa's Palace'

2014 Sportscoach Crosscountry 405FK
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
CSMRetired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 02:08 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
I carry a 20 pounder in a milk crate in the front storage next to where one 30 pound tank is I use a rubber bungee cord to hold it next to the wall.
When set up the tank is outside, when moving the door to the storage is unlocked.

__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
propane, tank, travel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.