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Old 03-22-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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Transport 20lb laying on its side?

Can I transport a 20lb propane tank on its side in my 5th wheel basement? I know I will have to secure it from rolling around, but the height with it standing up is the issue I have.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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Just curious, why would you? Don't you already have compartments to properly store propane? But to answer your question, and this is only my opinion as I am no expert, I would say no. And the reason I come to this conclusion is that factory manufactured compartments for storing propane do not have locks because they have to be easily accessed in the case of an emergency. Your basement has locks so I would say it's a no-no. Again this is IMHO.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
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I just asked this question yesterday when having my two 30lb. tanks filled. The gentleman filling the tanks stated it was OK to lay tanks on their side. Have since done some research and based on what I have read believe it is OK to do so. You do want to protect the head of the tank from being hit by any moving objects that may fall on it. I do believe the limit you can have at one time on your RV is three 20# tanks.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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Just came across this information. "Always store tanks in an upright position. That's because the top of the tank is where the pressure relief valves are located. When upright, if excessive pressure builds up, these valves will pop and bleed vapor off. While this is not good, it is not as bad as the consequences of having the tanks resting on their sides. In that position, the safety valves would bleed off raw liquid propane.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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I did it once and it screwed up the over fill valve. It got stuck and I couldn't fill the tank. Had to replace the valve.

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Old 03-22-2014, 05:09 PM   #7
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LPG tanks need to be stored upright due to pressure relief valve.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:27 PM   #8
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In reference to my above post: I stand corrected
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:42 PM   #9
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Propane tanks are to be transported upright and secured....

http://www.mutualpropane.ab.ca/Porta...eCylinders.pdf
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Thats what I use and then still strap it down.
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