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Old 08-24-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Mounting

I'm in process of building my propane tank mounts, the place I'm mounting them is in front of the right rear tires & behind the rear storage compartment, I've been looking thru the RVIA standards trying to find out if the tanks are supposed to be enclosed or some sort of protection to keep debris from flying up from the road, their also next to my fuel tank.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:05 AM   #2
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Expanded steel for the floor so the propane can escape in the event of a leak.

Propane is more dense than air, and therefore sinks.

Be sure they are secured with a metal mount.

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Expanded steel for the floor so the propane can escape in the event of a leak.

Propane is more dense than air, and therefore sinks.

Be sure they are secured with a metal mount.

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I figured something like that under them I'm wondering do they need to be completely boxed in
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I would build a steel box with the mesh floor.

You don't want road debris smacking a tank and damaging / knocking a fitting off.

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Old 09-04-2015, 09:53 PM   #5
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ok spent the day mounting tanks, I originally thought my bottom tank would be flush with the storage bay but it sticks down about 2 in farther, if I leave it there I will only have 13 in ground clearance, should I relocate the 2nd tank or would that be enough?

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13 inches sounds much better than many RV's. But...you can always add some armor plate below...just in case.
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13 inches sounds much better than many RV's. But...you can always add some armor plate below...just in case.
I did a little different mounting today & manage to get the clearance exactly the same as the fuel tank ,the brackets stick down a little bit but that gives me a couple inches between the expanded metal I'm going to install & the tanks, So now I have 2 ea 23.8 gal propane tanks.
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Where did you get your propane tanks, if you don't mind me asking? Searching online is proving relatively fruitless.
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I've gotten a few on CL.
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