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Old 06-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
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I would just cut a 2X4 to the same height as the tank and place it next to the rod.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #12
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Almost half of the 20# is transfered to the axles and not to the tongue.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:34 PM   #13
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Almost half of the 20# is transfered to the axles and not to the tongue.
Not true, unless the distance from tank to tongue is equal to the distance of tank to axles. While some of the weight will be on the axle, since the tank sits directly on the tongue, the majority of it will be on the tongue. Without pulling up the formulas, I'd guess only a pound or so of that weight actually sits on the axles.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:36 PM   #14
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If 5.25#(15% of 35#) is going to overload your tongue, you need to maybe remove the spare tire, jack & tire tools from the tow vehicle as 99.999% of the time you don't need it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:08 PM   #15
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Help me with double propane tank holder

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How about removing the threaded rod, moving the tank to the center, and placing a threaded rod on each side. Get a small section of square alum tube from a home center, drill a hole on each end for the rod, and place the tube thru the tank collar to connect the rods and hold down the tank.



You could also use the old Coleman pop-up version:

http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coleman-Fleetwood-Pop-Up-Camper-20-Lbs-Propane-Tank-Hold-Down-Brackets-/141305629117?_trksid=p2054897.l5658

^^^^^ I like this idea.

Doesn't really matter why he wants to remove the tank. Just needs a way to help mount the remaining tank.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:44 PM   #16
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How about removing the threaded rod, moving the tank to the center, and placing a threaded rod on each side. Get a small section of square alum tube from a home center, drill a hole on each end for the rod, and place the tube thru the tank collar to connect the rods and hold down the tank.

You could also use the old Coleman pop-up version:
http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coleman-Fleetwood-Pop-Up-Camper-20-Lbs-Propane-Tank-Hold-Down-Brackets-/141305629117?_trksid=p2054897.l5658
My pop-up only ever had 1 propane tank with it. These worked well.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:14 AM   #17
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Get a piece of chain link fence top rail pipe,cut it the same length as the height of the propane tank wear the cross bar fits and use it in place of the tank. You may have to add a third notch in the cross bar or widen one of notches to fit the pipe.
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I know this is an old thread but the first thing I thought of was cutting a 2" or maybe 3" piece of PVC pipe to the right height and notching the ends to catch the bracket. Once you tighten the bracket down on the PVC pipe and the other bottle I would think it would hold it fine and weigh very little.
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