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Old 10-28-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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LP Gas Tanks

Has anyone changed out there 20 lb. tanks for 30lb. tanks.....I do some fall camping since I am a hunter where the nights get pretty chilli and was thinking about going to 30 pounders.....looks like I would have to get a longer gas hose as well as a taller "rod" that holds the tank brackets in place.
Just wondering if that would be everything.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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Mine came with 30# tanks but yes they are tall. That sounds like everything though.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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sounds like taller rod and longer gas hose sounds about right hmmmm what did i just say?

longer ready bolt for mount should do it .

do you have a tank cover ? 30 lb. cover would be bigger .
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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If you are going to 30 lb tanks why not go all the way and install 40# tanks.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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One reason is weight. If you have to take out to fill 40# tanks, they get really heavy when full. Maybe 40# Aluminum tanks?
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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also if you are out camping some more rural spots might have exchange system rather than fill so if you where in a bind and needing propane can always find a walmart open late and exchange a 20lber, now on my camper it has a long threaded rod Im guessing for ease of manufacting one rod threaded on both ends so it is adjustable for height same kit for different tanks.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Ended up changing the hose to a one foot longer hose and a longer threaded post.....Had a tougher time finding the right hose than I thought I would, so I went to a custom hose shop and had one made for a mere $14.00......works great. Only took probably 10 minutes to complete once I got the parts.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #8
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Has anyone changed out there 20 lb. tanks for 30lb. tanks.....I do some fall camping since I am a hunter where the nights get pretty chilli and was thinking about going to 30 pounders.....looks like I would have to get a longer gas hose as well as a taller "rod" that holds the tank brackets in place.
Just wondering if that would be everything.



IF YOU HAVE CHILLI YOU WILL HAVE MORE GAS!
AND YOU MAY NEED A BIGGER TANK!
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