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Old 07-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #1
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Small Coleman Tanks

Did not see any posts about this so thought I would ask. Is there any issue storing these inside the RV (inside the outside storage)?

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Old 07-13-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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We live where it is very hot and have always kept them in the outside (basement) storage. Years and years with no problem. But I did just read a thread of a fellow that had his canisters leak. That's the first time I have heard of that happening to anybody. So I would not store them inside the rv like he did but an outside vented cubby should be good.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:58 AM   #4
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Case in point. My nephew had a Coleman cannister leak while we were camping together last month. He discovered it when he disconnected it one day to store the grill. He heard it leaking and showed it to me. We could not get it to stop, so we reconnected it to his grill and he left the grill out for the remainder of the week. The night before breaking camp, when he was done with his grill, we had no choice but to disconnect it and just sit it aside (outdoors/ventilated) until it ran out. I don't know how common that is, but I would hate to have it occur in a closed compartment.
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When I used them I stored them behind the trailer tanks, just enough room for them to ride upright.
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
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Funny story about this. We bought a new (to us) tt this spring and promptly loaded it and went camping for a week. About the 3rd night the propane alarm goes off. After checking everything I could think of I aired out the camper turned the propane tanks off and figured I would continue looking for a leak in the am. So the next morning I turned the tanks back on and no alarm. About 4 hrs later the alarm goes off again. So I mix up some soap solution and start looking for a leak. I take everything apart to check for a leak at the fridge, stove, furnace, and water heater. But no luck. So I decide to get my adjustable wrench out of my pass through and make sure the connections are tight. When I open the door to the pass through, I smell propane! Turns out a small propane cyl in the compartment was leaking.
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[QUOTE=RCW;1258975When I open the door to the pass through, I smell propane! Turns out a small propane cyl in the compartment was leaking/QUOTE]

Just curious, was it a used canister or a never been opened one?
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Originally Posted by RCW;1258975When I open the door to the pass through, I smell propane! Turns out a small propane cyl in the compartment was leaking/QUOTE

Just curious, was it a used canister or a never been opened one?
Yes, it was a used canister.
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Yes, it was a used canister.
Ah. Thanks. I've never seen a new one leak myself. The used one I can understand. We try and use them up and if they have just a little left we usually just chuck 'em.
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