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Old 08-13-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Traveling with spare propane

Ok I am curious about carrying a spare propane tank. I would like to haul an extra 20lb tank to use with my camp chef, grill etc. I know some fifth wheels and even some TT's have them in enclosed areas. Question is can I haul one in the outside storage compartment of my TT?


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Old 08-13-2016, 10:20 AM   #2
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There are no restrictions that I know of for taking your extra propane tank with you as to where you store as long as it is secure.

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Old 08-16-2016, 12:03 AM   #3
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we carried a spare 20 lb tank in the truck bed. we bought a stand for it so it would stand up and not tip over. we put it in the bed and chained it to a tie down point so it would not move. it was lower than the side of the bed so it did not interfere with the 5th wheel when towing.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:34 AM   #4
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I usually carry a couple of extra 20 Lb cylinders and a few 1 Lb cylinders along. I carry the 20 Lb'ers in the bed of the truck and the 1 Lb'ers in the pass thru.

One small correction on the 'enclosed' 5th wheel and TT propane storage areas.
They're not really enclosed. If you look at them, the bottom is open. The cylinders just sit on a bracket and are secured with a hold-down bolt or a belly strap. Since propane vapors are heavier than air the bottoms are open so it can escape without building up if there's a leak.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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I carry mine in a milk crate, a 20 or 30 # fits perfectly and strap it down in the back of the truck. Same thing when I go to refill them
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:43 AM   #6
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I carry mine in a milk crate, a 20 or 30 # fits perfectly and strap it down in the back of the truck. Same thing when I go to refill them
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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My Ole Toy-house had a 20 lb horizontal tank (looked like a regular BBQ tank mounted sideways). We carried a 20 lb BBQ tank and when stopping for more than a day or so, would disconnect the horizontal and hook up the BBQ tank (Its easier to get the BBQ tank refilled than the horizontal tank)

Anyway, we would store it under the bench seat. just make sure its completely off when storing and also have a propane detector/alarm.
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Milk crates here too. We bring one 20 pounder for the BBQ/stove and another if we're bringing along the propane fire ring. They ride in the bed of the truck.

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