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Old 06-03-2015, 10:18 PM   #1
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1# Propane?

Can these be stored in the pop up? While not in use?
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Rightly or wrongly, I did.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
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While the pop up is in the closed position?
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #4
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Yup, under the dinette bench.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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Can these be stored in the pop up? While not in use?
Do you store them in the house or attached garage at home? I do, and carry them in the camper. I use them for the 2 burner portable stove and Coleman lantern we use at the picnic table (almost never use the stove inside the camper).

I have had a rare leaky cylinder in the past - and simply removed it to outdoors to vent, and then dispose of.

Actually, I feel safer storing them in the A-frame because that does have a propane detector. My house has natural gas furnace, water heater, appliances, and fireplaces, but only has CO detectors. Of course, a reasonably calibrated nose is a pretty good propane/natural gas detector, too.

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Old 06-04-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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I think they are fine to store in the pop up. I used to for my grill until I bought a hose to run off my 20lb tanks.

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Old 06-04-2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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I've stored them in my 19' TT under the dinette, in my shed w/lawnmowers etc and in my plumber's toolbox in the boiler room. As ependydad said, rightly or wrongly.
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Stores keep them on the shelves and inside warehouses with no problem. I once read they were supposed to be stored upright, but I have traveled with them for many years; back in my tent camping days, in a duffle bag and not upright, and never had a problem.

Only thing I was told was to keep them out of extreme hot temperatures, so don't store them in the BBQ grill
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Store upright, like all lp cylinders. If the do overpressurize, they will vent vapor and not liquid. If they vent liquid, they dump much more and the vent will likely freeze open and dump entire canister i would not store in a place where there was an ignition source. Closet with a gas waterheater sort of thing. Or a place where someone might approach with a flame. Tough to get an example...lighting a cigarette while opening a confined space with cylinders? Otherwise, if you open a confined area and smell LP gas from one of these just let it vent. Clear the area. Take your chain smoking grandma with ya...
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I store my spares in my country kitchen, I always store upright and when traveling in the back of the pick up in a milk crate (20 pounder just fits) and I stabilize it, I saw what happens when a larger cylinder flipped and broke the valve, it was like a torpedo, luckily no one was hurt, but it did take out the dash and windshield of the vehicle.
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