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Old 12-08-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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Propane Extend a Stay - MBS

Those of you with extend a stay propane tanks with a MBS, how are you carring the additional propane tank when you're on the road?
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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In the drivers side far rear bin, is where I keep mine.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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Pod2vibe, did you add ventilation to that bin? Folks told me it's not saft to transport the cylinder inside of an enclosed bin (as that WAS how I was planning to carry the tank).
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
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Driver's side far rear bin (the one just forward of the utility compartment) is not enclosed on our 2012 Solera "S". Top is open to the outside.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:08 PM   #5
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Good to know, JLeising. I have a 2014 Solera and all compartments are enclosed. I'd really like to have a way to carry an additional 20# tank, but I don't see a safe way to do it on my rig. 😞
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:35 PM   #6
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I have a 2016 R and I installed a dual valve with extended stay capability and BBQ valve. I store the extended stay tank in 6x12 that I tow. Plans to run a 15' BBQ line under unit and frame members to storage area on pax side so BBQ can be used under awning. Valve was 50.00 so not bad.

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Old 12-08-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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Pod2vibe, did you add ventilation to that bin? Folks told me it's not saft to transport the cylinder inside of an enclosed bin (as that WAS how I was planning to carry the tank).

CharSolera. Have you given any thoughts to having louvered vents cut in the storage bin we had that done in another Mh so we could carry oxygen tanks that my in law had to have.


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Old 12-08-2015, 09:09 PM   #8
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Petersb, that back storage area is very large on my 24S. I sure wish the propane capacity on the Solera was higher. I think its interesting to hear the Coachman Prism tank is larger than the Forester, Sunseeker or Solera. Adding ventilation is an option.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #9
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Pod2vibe, did you add ventilation to that bin? Folks told me it's not saft to transport the cylinder inside of an enclosed bin (as that WAS how I was planning to carry the tank).
Sorry, I should have mentioned that the R model has a huge rear bin "area" that is a pass through and includes 4 bin doors. It is not very sealed. I also keep my bin drain holes open when I have propane inside. When I get to my destination, the tank comes out, as well.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:06 PM   #10
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Propane tank storage

Not sure why all the hoopla over carrying propane bottles. I've been carting a 20# bottle for an Extend a Stay in a closed compartment on my Sunseeker for 8 years. Actually I consider travelling down the road with propane in use (refrigerator, furnace etc), like some folks do,to be a greater hazard to life and limb.
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