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Old 05-06-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Great Propane/Waterheater Deal

I saw this on the local Craigslist. Can't use it myself, but if I could I would jump on this, tank alone sells for $


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Old 05-07-2019, 07:22 AM   #2
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I saw this on the local Craigslist. Can't use it myself, but if I could I would jump on this, tank alone sells for $


https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/r...876647390.html
Heard back from the seller. Wants to stay local, cash, & doesn't know how to ship the tank. How'd you like to keep the heater and I'll take the tank? It's exactly what I'm looking for! Shoot me a PM to arrange the details, if you're game.
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Heard back from the seller. Wants to stay local, cash, & doesn't know how to ship the tank. How'd you like to keep the heater and I'll take the tank? It's exactly what I'm looking for! Shoot me a PM to arrange the details, if you're game.
Could you use a bigger tank? I have a 29.2 ga. tank just like that for sale.
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Being an American, it is firmly inculcated in my consciousness that bigger is better!
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Could you use a bigger tank? I have a 29.2 ga. tank just like that for sale.
What're it's dimensions, and what would you take for it?

I have 2 20 pounders that don't see much use with shore power at hand. Lighting out for the territories with a big bottle bolted to the belly would be optimal for boondocking.
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Being an American, it is firmly inculcated in my consciousness that bigger is better!What're it's dimensions, and what would you take for it?

I have 2 20 pounders that don't see much use with shore power at hand. Lighting out for the territories with a big bottle bolted to the belly would be optimal for boondocking.
It's 48" long, still in the box brand new. Runs $500+ new. I have it listed for $435, I'd take $400 for it.
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It's 48" long, still in the box brand new. Runs $500+ new. I have it listed for $435, I'd take $400 for it.
Howzabout width and mounting points? Got similar flanges on top?

I have no understorage compartments, so will have to gin up a way to suspend it. Original plan calls to frame in a compartment behind RR tires to stow my little bottles. I'll need to check dimensions again, but should ought fit, especially after re-routing the tail pipe.

(Thems some propane accessories I could get behind!)

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Howzabout width and mounting points? Got similar flanges on top?

I have no understorage compartments, so will have to gin up a way to suspend it. Original plan calls to frame in a compartment behind RR tires to stow my little bottles. I'll need to check dimensions again, but should ought fit, especially after re-routing the tail pipe.

(Thems some propane accessories I could get behind!)

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The ribs running side to side on the floor are spaced perfectly for the 48" bolt spacing on the tank. I removed the tail pipe from the left rear of the bus, mounted the tank to the ribs and then cut in an access door for it.

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That is the exact spot I've had in mind all along. 4' worth of tank will fill that soon-to-be void very nicely. Particularly since my propane hose is already routed out behind the shotgun tires.

Are the holes 48" center to center? If we get a spate between the squalls (2.7" ppt just this afternoon!) before Sunday, I'll grab my snorkel and measure me some exact rib #s.
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The ribs running side to side on the floor are spaced perfectly for the 48" bolt spacing on the tank. I removed the tail pipe from the left rear of the bus, mounted the tank to the ribs and then cut in an access door for it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Horizontal-...frcectupt=true
In one of the pix you posted on my thread, it shows the ribs on your bus look like the letter, "U." On mine, they look like a capital H that got tipped over.

If still upright, dimensions of the H are:
Top to bottom: 9.25"
Bottom of 1 H to top of next: 6.5" (open gap)
From 1 leg of H to the other: 2 3/16" (headspace)

So, on that last, would bolts @ that size be long enough to secure the tank? I should ought be able to do the install from either end, underneath. If longer's needed, I suppose I could drill larger &/or angled holes.

Where'd you score that sweet door?! If I can't put a fill fitting in the wall, or it isn't recommended, I gots to get me one of them!
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Forgot: what's it weigh in at, @ 90 lbs?
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That is the exact spot I've had in mind all along. 4' worth of tank will fill that soon-to-be void very nicely. Particularly since my propane hose is already routed out behind the shotgun tires.

Are the holes 48" center to center? If we get a spate between the squalls (2.7" ppt just this afternoon!) before Sunday, I'll grab my snorkel and measure me some exact rib #s. In one of the pix you posted on my thread, it shows the ribs on your bus look like the letter, "U." On mine, they look like a capital H that got tipped over.

If still upright, dimensions of the H are:
Top to bottom: 9.25"
Bottom of 1 H to top of next: 6.5" (open gap)
From 1 leg of H to the other: 2 3/16" (headspace)

So, on that last, would bolts @ that size be long enough to secure the tank? I should ought be able to do the install from either end, underneath. If longer's needed, I suppose I could drill larger &/or angled holes.

Where'd you score that sweet door?! If I can't put a fill fitting in the wall, or it isn't recommended, I gots to get me one of them!
The tank mounting holes are on a 48" center. You've lost me on your dimensions, post a pic.
Door was $18, shipping was $22.88. I got it for the locking feature before I was informed it's illegal to lock access to the propane tank.

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