Originally Posted by jleonard
Thank you Batts-toy. I am talking about the attached tank on my new to me 05 Sunseeker 2600s. A friend of mine has a tank mounted in the same place on the chassis. The U-Haul propane station told him his tank needs to be recertified every 12 years? I have to look at mine and do my own inspection for leaks since I just got it.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
Understood, I use a spray bottle of soapy water and look for bubbles. I also have a gas detector purchased at Harbor Freight, I don't recall what I paid for it but if you know Harbor Freight you know it wasn't very much.
Verticle D.O.T tanks must be recertified. Commonly called portable tanks. Motor Fuel Tanks, Horizontal mounted tanks on Motorhomes are not D.O.T. tanks they are ASME tanks and are certified for the life of the tank. They should be visually inspected each year and by vendor before refill.
Many propane vendors are ignorant about DOT vs ASME tanks.
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