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Old 11-02-2014, 06:35 PM   #11
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Wow, ya'll are real lucky. Just when you think you've heard it all, there's another wild story to be heard.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:04 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you have your bases covered with your replacements and upgrades. Will be sure to check out the tension on my tank bracket more often.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:23 PM   #13
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sorry to hear about your troubles .. good of you to post tho .. will check mine in the spring .. to make sure everything is A-ok.

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #14
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Tom, thanks for sharing this story. Scary to think what could happen. This will be one of the first things to check when I take delivery of our RV. Many years ago I was filling a small tank from a 20lb tank and accidentally dropped the smaller tank on to a concrete floor. Both valves were still opened. Lucky me, no sparks or I wouldn't be here today.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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On one of my trips I had the long bolt to come loose and was checking gas in take when I got home and found it. Should have put that on here then did not for some reason!! mine just came loose and some how caused the tank to empty out I had checked it before leaving the camp ground and I figured it had half tank but at home it was empty never figured out how it emptyed. So no doubt it is a good idea to put on check list. I did not put extra nut on the bolt but have checked several times and has not came loose again.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:55 AM   #16
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I did not put extra nut on the bolt but have checked several times and has not came loose again.

My experience has led me to believe the design of a threaded rod screwed through a welded bolt with nothing to stop it from backing out is inherently unsafe for carrying propane.

A simple fix is drilling the bolt and putting a fine cotter pin through it, under the base. Then no more backing out.


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