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Old 09-08-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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How to remove 1 of 2 propane tanks?

I see no need to carry around with 2 propane tanks.

Has anybody removed a tank?

What does it take?
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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Cut a 4x4 the same length as the tank is to the handle hole and put it in place of the tank and tighten the cross bar down against it. Might have to add a plate to the bottom of the 4x4
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:26 PM   #3
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Can also use 4 inch pvc pipe cut to length of tank and use it in place of the tank.
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:51 AM   #4
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Has anyone tried two 11 gall tanks?
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:31 AM   #5
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I see no need to carry around with 2 propane tanks.
Depends on your usage, but it kind of sucks to run out on a cold night on accident.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:58 AM   #6
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Depends on your usage, but it kind of sucks to run out on a cold night on accident.
X2...

picture this, camping on a cold fall night. You have 1 propane tank and you run out in the middle of the night. How is DW gonna feel about that? I only had 1 tank on a popup when it happened to me but I can only guess how the new conversation would go...

"So you decided that we didn't need the second tank? Were you drunk or just stupid?"

my 2 cents, its always best to have a back up. Either way, have fun and good luck
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:12 PM   #7
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Always camping with 110v shore power,

so between the coolcat heater, a backup catalytic heater, and the propane furnace, we are covered for most situations.

What about the regulator/hose? Do I need a new single tank hose setup, or can I plug the unused tank fitting?
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:26 PM   #8
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If losing 37 lbs is that important to you, you can just remove the one pigtail and plug the port.

It would be better to replace the dual auto-changeover regulator to a single regulator, but plugging the unused port works just fine.
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Old 09-09-2016, 04:29 PM   #9
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So you want to remove a tank, and put something in its place when you could simply keep it there? Sorry, but I don't understand the reasoning behind this. We ran out of propane once during a weekend on a non-electric site, and no resource to fill our tanks until Monday. We were not happy campers. We now keep much better tabs on this situation. It costs you nothing to keep the 2nd tank in place. But if you're talking new hoses, regulator, etc. it will cost you. The old adage comes in here "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." JMHO
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Do not understand why you don't think you need to take two propane tanks with you?? What would be the benefit? Maybe you can explain that to me I/'m kind of slow
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