Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

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Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby tscarbroughdc » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:13 pm

I'm starting to think that I want to buy cooking accessories and lighting accessories that run off of propane.

Do any of you have two 20# propane tanks on the tongue of your teardrop?

I really want to do that but am a little nervous about having them at the head of my bed! Haha

Any input pro or con would be appreciated because I am thinking about buying a mount for the tongue of my camper.



Thanks.
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Re: Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:39 pm

I've heard that sometimes you can get stopped going through tunnels that have restrictions on explosive gasses. That's the only reason I'll keep my propane tucked away inside.
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Re: Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:39 pm

I have my 20# tank of propane on the tongue of my teardrop. I have never had an issue going across bridges or tunnels in my travels. I prefer to have my propane tank out in the open rather than inside the truck or trailer.

Be aware that it adds directly to the tongue weight, ~17 lbs for an empty tank and ~20 lbs for gas adds 37 lbs directly to the tongue weight.

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Re: Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby tscarbroughdc » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:50 pm

Wow. Well it looks like it would be easiest to buy the mounts and just mount two 20# tanks to the tongue but that is a lot of weight! I didn't think about that. My trailer is already tongue heavy. But maybe when I put the battery and all in the back it will even out some
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Re: Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby KCStudly » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:04 pm

The GW Bridge in NYC is a double decker and propane bottles are only allowed on the upper deck. Not good to contain a rapid expansion.
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Re: Propane on the tongue of a Teardrop?

Postby Shadow Catcher » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:55 pm

I have a single 25# tank which holds 6.76 gallons a 20# tank holds 4.7 gallons. Ours gets used for a three burner cook top, water heater and gas grill and it used only a couple of gallons in the eight days on the North shore of Lake Superior a single 20# or even a 10# would be sufficient.
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