Where is your propane at?

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Mdrinnon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:37 am

I am just entering the planning stage of a Gypsy Vardo style. I'd love to put mine in wooden hand built/decorated boxes to either side of the door in the rear. However I can only imagine the effects of a rear end impact from another driver :shock: lmao
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby desertrat9 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:51 pm

Just a note for Shadowcatcher. I followed the link you posted and it appears that as of May 2013, all Lite Cylinder's HAVE BEEN RECALLED. There is a note that not only have they been recalled but no distributer is to even fill one. Might want to Google Lite Cylinder Recall. Words like "field destroyed" "removal of valves" and "public safety" are used.

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Bogo » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 pm

I had started a thread on the Lite Cylinder Recall. viewtopic.php?f=54&t=55986
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby bdosborn » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:22 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:25# translucent tank on the tongue. I love the tank as you know exactly how much propane you actually have.

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby bdosborn » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:26 pm

Bogo wrote:I had started a thread on the Lite Cylinder Recall. viewtopic.php?f=54&t=55986


I have two and neither one is on the recall list.

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Diemjoe » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:02 am

Adding to this question, Is there any risk of storing a 12volt battery in the same compartment as the propane tank (i.e. trailer tongue box)?

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby pchast » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:51 pm

arcs of sparks could make for an exciting trip... :lol:
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby astrotrailer » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:26 pm

I have mine mounted on the front outside wall high enough above the aluminum battery box on my trailer tongue that I can open the lid on the box. I put it in front higher because I didn't have any other room directly on the tongue of the trailer. I have a pair of T-105 six volt batteries in the box and 240 watts of solar on the roof. The furnace is mounted sideways in the front of the trailer under my desk with the air intake and exhaust on the driver side wall. The power and propane runs are nice and short to the furnace. In the day time I remove the furnace connector from the tank and put a T connector to feed the hoses to my stove and grill.

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby rowerwet » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:40 pm

Visionsbydarrah wrote:All have been great ideas! And reasons why you put it there. :thumbsup:

Most large bottles are carried on the tongue as they help balance the trailer there. They also fit there better as they are small and heavy, not much else fits in the same footprint well
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Diemjoe » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:46 pm

Yeah, On the tongue seem like the most logical and legal. But don't batteries go on the tongue too? I am wondering if a leaking cylinder/not fully closed would risk a fire if the battery sparks. I know they usually store them together but I guess I am looking for the safest way to build that compartment out.
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby MtnDon » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:51 pm

We can always conjure up some scenario where the battery breaks loose and causes a spark at the same time the propane leaks. But really the odds of that are so high as to not be a worry. Or so it seems to me and countless numbers of manufactured TT designers. My BIL has a brand new mega$$ TT and the propane and batteries live in a ventilated chamber side by side.
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Diemjoe » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:28 pm

I thought that would be the case. I hope this site continues to keep me out of Analysis Paralysis/ Over engineering and general Worry Wortdom.

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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby noseoil » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:47 pm

Mine is mounted all the way forward in the "A" frame (10# bottle) and fastened in a welding bracket to the tongue box. The battery is in a sealed & vented box back in the galley (group 27). This was done to balance out the tongue weight, since the tongue box is heavy & a small 5K BTU AC unit will be mounted in the front wall. Glad there was the spreadsheet for trailer balance available, as I was going in the wrong direction with my guesses.
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby bobhenry » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:24 am

MtnDon wrote:We can always conjure up some scenario where the battery breaks loose and causes a spark at the same time the propane leaks. But really the odds of that are so high as to not be a worry. Or so it seems to me and countless numbers of manufactured TT designers. My BIL has a brand new mega$$ TT and the propane and batteries live in a ventilated chamber side by side.


With propane being heavier than air if the floor of the storage box is vented there should be little if any propane to ignite should the almost impossible happen.

I was given two of these heavy duty grills. I intend to bolt them to the frame and build a housing to it for the caboose tiny house. I intend to place two 6 volt deep cycle batteries ,( one on each end) and move the propane mounting plate (foreground) into the center of the grill.
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Re: Where is your propane at?

Postby Diemjoe » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:00 am

Thanks Bob, I was thinking about wholes in the storage floor too.
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