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Old 03-21-2015, 02:19 PM   #31
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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.
I checked with the fire department about a year ago on this very matter. He stated there are no laws governing it. That's the deal in Texas. Law might be different in Canada, how about checking with your local fire chief in Canada and letting the rest of us know. That way when we travel there we don't get in trouble.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #32
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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 rank in the bed or on a rack behind the coach.
On my Flagstaff 5er, the open area the tanks are in vents down into the belly just like the basement does. Not worth arguing about either way. Motor homes have the propane tanks in a closed compartment and NO rv is sealed adequately enough to keep the fumes in only one area.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #33
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On my Flagstaff 5er, the open area the tanks are in vents down into the belly just like the basement does. Not worth arguing about either way. Motor homes have the propane tanks in a closed compartment and NO rv is sealed adequately enough to keep the fumes in only one area.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:23 PM   #34
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In Canada they put propane tanks in the trunks of Crown Victoria's and haul 4 people for money in Taxi Cabs. Now the fleet is rusting away they are going to Toyota Camary's with 4 people and gas engines.
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I know there was a retired fire fighter, who discussed fire extinguishers on this sight, it would be interesting to hear what he has to say on the subject. I hope he will reply.
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I know there was a retired fire fighter, who discussed fire extinguishers on this sight, it would be interesting to hear what he has to say on the subject. I hope he will reply.
I know who you are speaking of,but don't remember his handle. He's a fire department official in New York State and always has good information.
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I sent an e-mail to Transport Canada, hope they reply. I will get back to you if they do
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I don't know about all motorhomes, but the propane tank on our Class C Sunseeker is mounted on the chassis frame with nothing underneath it. Any vapor would sink to the ground. It is behind a compartment door that is marked "PROPANE". The door has a thumb latch but no lock so firemen can find it and shut off the gas, of course, if they think it is safe enough to get that close.
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To my knowledge and I have searched extensively, the are no laws governing transportation or 'personal' propane tanks.
Common sense however should prevail
I believe somewhere it's written that you cannot transport propane cylinders or gas jugs on the back of your camper in case you're rear ended.

I do know someone who was pulled over because he had a propane tank mounted on the back of his truck camper. Wasn't fined or anything... Just educated he had to move it.
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I believe somewhere it's written that you cannot transport propane cylinders or gas jugs on the back of your camper in case you're rear ended. I do know someone who was pulled over because he had a propane tank mounted on the back of his truck camper. Wasn't fined or anything... Just educated he had to move it.
Big difference between the back bumper and inside the basement. I wouldn't think of putting it on the back bumper or anywhere on the outside except on the tongue of a tt in the proper holder. Same way for a battery.
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