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Old 02-02-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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3170ds additional lp tanks needed

Is there a safe way of transporting an additional lp tank? If so what size and location to mount in RV. Using RV as command unit for a community based canine therapy team. Can be out for a while in cold weather. Thanks
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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For 15 years we put a 20 pounder in a milk crate and slid it under the table where it would not slide around. we used this for our outdoor grill. On several trips it traveled there over a thousand miles.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Milk carton, tank foot etc work well for keepng them upright and they MUST be transported upright. I would HIGHLY recomend in the bed of your tow if you are using a pick up. If you must transport in you trailer of 5er make sure to turn off as much as you can and open a couple of windows for venting even tough LP is heaver than air the air flow will hopefully stir up and possible leakage and create a venturi affect to pull ot out. Also this will not apply to most people, but if you haul more than 1000# aggregate wt (tanks and gas) you must be placarded and have a CDL/hazmat endorsment.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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Not sure I have a mobilhome. Not comfortable placing an lp tank in the mobile home. Hoping to mount the tank in an outside compartment.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:11 AM   #5
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Sorry I didnt look up your model. You can carry a 20# in a outside compartment but if you want to do it permanitly you will need to vent the lower portion of the compartment. You could use the round soffit vents for that.
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Thanks it did help. Any suggestions on a clamp so it can be easily removed. I have an extend a stay mounted to the on permanent tank? Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:47 AM   #7
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Rachet Strap, Bungee, buy another cylinder mount to use in compartment. Pretty much open as to how, only limit is how much you want to spend.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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Our old tt had 2 40# tanks on it, my new one has 2 20# tanks I'm going to switch the 20# tanks out with 40# tanks to get twice as much without hauling extra tanks. The 40# tanks used to last a long time. Had fridge running off them for a week and didn't really eat up lp also ran furnace for 3 days once and only ate one tank up. If you want to carry extra tanks the milk crate idea works but would carry them in the truck and strap them in as well to keep them from tipping.
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