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Old 03-26-2019, 12:52 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Placement

Mounting the tank in the rt rear corner. Question is should I mount it nearest the frame rail. near the side for access, or centered between the outside and the frame rail.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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I went closer to the skirt, but that's is because I'm using my battery box as a shield.
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I went closer to the skirt, but that's is because I'm using my battery box as a shield.
I eyeballed it and mounted it centered. There's only a couple inches leeway. My battery box is on the opposite corner of the bus. The RR was the only place this tank would fit.
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I went closer to the skirt, but that's is because I'm using my battery box as a shield.
You mean a shield from the exploding propane tank?
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You mean a shield from the exploding propane tank?
perhaps?

Really just from spray from the front tire. I have a similar tank to marc01's tank, except it's the 12.2 gallon version.
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I eyeballed it and mounted it centered. There's only a couple inches leeway. My battery box is on the opposite corner of the bus. The RR was the only place this tank would fit.
That rear Port side? I have my a/c condenser there.
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That rear Port side? I have my a/c condenser there.
Starboard, Port is on the left.
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Starboard, Port is on the left.
Yes, that's why I asked. Right and left are dependent on where you are facing. Port and starboard are dependent of bow and stern. I was just trying to figure out where you placed it. I have a tool box and generator where your tank is.
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Yes, that's why I asked. Right and left are dependent on where you are facing. Port and starboard are dependent of bow and stern. I was just trying to figure out where you placed it. I have a tool box and generator where your tank is.
I use "driver's side" and "passenger side." Even works in Brittan.
Starboard? Port? tell me today, I forget tomorrow. But then I'm a mountain gnome, not a sea gnome.
Seems like centering the tank limits the remaining space. If you mount it either toward the frame or skirt, a bigger space is left open that could be used for something you haven't thought of yet...maybe won't think of for another 5 years. If you center it, you get two smaller spaces.
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I use "driver's side" and "passenger side." Even works in Brittan.
Starboard? Port? tell me today, I forget tomorrow. But then I'm a mountain gnome, not a sea gnome.
Seems like centering the tank limits the remaining space. If you mount it either toward the frame or skirt, a bigger space is left open that could be used for something you haven't thought of yet...maybe won't think of for another 5 years. If you center it, you get two smaller spaces.
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I mean, it used to be "starboard" and "larboard". Count your blessings.
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