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Old 12-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Battery & propane tanks location

Doeís anybody know why they switched locations of the battery and propane tanks? And has anyone switched them back? It just doesnít look right with the tanks further out on the hitch.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Probably the manufacturer saving a few cents.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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Not only does it look peculiar, when you put a hard cover on the tanks, it gets in the way of operating the jack. I can see no practical reason for having the tanks in front. Only FR knows for sure. If you change yours, please let us know the cost.
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im thinking the reason the propane tanks and battery are in the front is a basic safety issue mandated by our transportation depts of the government. i would hate to see the carnage if some rear ended one of our trailers with them mounted on the back .. i know someone on this site has done that, im thinking just the batteries .. but will likely be pulled over by the troopers or police and given a ticket for that brilliant idea ..

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im thinking the reason the propane tanks and battery are in the front is a basic safety issue mandated by our transportation depts of the government. i would hate to see the carnage if some rear ended one of our trailers with them mounted on the back .. i know someone on this site has done that, im thinking just the batteries .. but will likely be pulled over by the troopers or police and given a ticket for that brilliant idea ..

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I believe the OP is speaking of the LP tanks being positioned in front of the battery.

On every camper I've had...and this is our fifth...the battery was mounted in front of the LP tanks. I'd be curious as to why FR chose to make the change.
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My Roo19 has the tanks in front of the battery. I think most trailers are that way.
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Not sure how big the tongue is on the A-Frame, but on our Roo the battery is behind the tanks and the big advantage I see is that the tray was then long enough to hold 2 batteries without any modification.
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Not sure how big the tongue is on the A-Frame, but on our Roo the battery is behind the tanks and the big advantage I see is that the tray was then long enough to hold 2 batteries without any modification.
That may be why on the A-Frames too. Although new rails would need to be attached. because the stock rails are specifically fit for one small battery.
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Thanks everybody for your input.

Pooneil, your right about the hard cover and jack crank and the battery rails are to short for 2 batteries. If I change it I'll be sure to post picks and cost.

Thanks Wojo for clearing things up.
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Not sure how big the tongue is on the A-Frame, but on our Roo the battery is behind the tanks and the big advantage I see is that the tray was then long enough to hold 2 batteries without any modification.
I had a Trailmanor with the propane tanks next to the jack. The jack was a front crank model. That seemed like a much better setup because I had 2 batteries behind the propane tanks between the frame rails right next the camper.

But there was a reason it was done like that on the Trailmanor.........if the propane tanks were next to the trailer it would not allow enough room for the front clam shell to open.
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