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Old 09-06-2015, 01:08 PM   #11
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I have a single 100lbs. tank that I use during the winter months for my furnace, and when I have to move, I just roll it up the ramp and strap it to the frame of the folded couch in the upright position. There is no problem transporting those bottles in the trailer as long as they are upright and secure. Your distance is not a factor at all. It is just the handling and storage of them, while transporting. Look at DOT Hazmat Transportation regulations it will give you guidance. Good luck and travel safe.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #12
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I used to work for a propane company and I would never put propane tanks inside an enclosed area. Whether it is a 20 pound bottle or a 100 pound bottle they are too prone to leaks even if they are plugged. If they leak it will fill your trailer with gas, add an ignition source, and you will have an explosion. I would have serious concerns that if the trailer blew the occupants of the tow vehicle would not survive.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:32 PM   #13
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It will be fine to haul these large tanks in your unit. make them none movable (strap to walls?) Open up the air vents flaps to get air movement.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:40 PM   #14
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Strap them down tight and open all the air vents on the toy hauler. No propane leaks or bang and then no toy hauler and no you anymore. I'd put them in the back of the truck a lot safer.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:44 PM   #15
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It's my understanding, after talking with perfessional propane delivery people. That all propane tanks MUST be in a Ventled storage area and secured during travel. Take a look at your RV tank area for example. They should also be transported with the valve in the up position. The valves will allow bleeding of gas under certain conditions which if it occurs in an enclosed area could be disastrous.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:48 PM   #16
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What Brother Les said x2....
Meanwhile, there is no way to securely fasten a 100 lbs bottle in the back of any pickup truck in an upright position, which is the only way any bottle should be transported.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:00 PM   #17
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It really depends where you are located and where you are traveling. In many states its illegal to transport a propane cylinder inside of any vehicle. Check with your state offices.
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FYI:

DOT requires that propane cylinders be secured on a flat surface or in a rack, tote or mounted so they wonít move around in the vehicle. A propane cylinder not in use or not connected by a hose to an appliance must be plugged or capped. Leaving your forge connected to the propane tank is legal under DOT regulations.

DOT regulations also apply to the transportation of propane cylinders in closed vehicles, such as passenger cars, vans and trailers, when the amount of propane exceeds 90 pounds, or about 21 gallons. Farriers could have to deal with this regulation if they transport more than four 20-pound cylinders or three 30-pound cylinders.

- See more at: Proper Transportation of Fuels | 2012-01-04 | American Farriers Journal
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:27 PM   #20
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The toy haulers have strap downs already mounted in the floor that will do just fine. I replaced my tanks with #40 and installed two extras in my front storage compartment. So I carry 5 #40 tanks for my generator.
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