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Old 02-12-2019, 01:38 PM   #31
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It's not that I have an objection to putting it underneath; I just don't see where it would go. It's a shallow space, and there's already two fuel tanks under there. Ground clearance is a concern, also.
hmmm, well that is a pickle for sure, how big are you fuel tanks?
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:03 PM   #32
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hmmm, well that is a pickle for sure, how big are you fuel tanks?
They're 18 gallon tanks I believe. When the snow stops I'll try and climb under there to shoot a picture.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:07 PM   #33
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They're 18 gallon tanks I believe. When the snow stops I'm try and climb under there to shoot a picture.
if you take the Vin Number into the appropriate dealership, they can give you a printout with what was included when the vehicle was built - including size of fuel tanks
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #34
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I'm just looking into all this, we had thought of mounting outside like a food truck, did not think it would be an issue. Still in planning phases, but this changes it up a bit...
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:50 PM   #35
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Either I am misinterpreting something or this regulation is not enforced. Here are threads I found all over the place on other forums:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...e-tank.478580/
These photos are all from that site.
IMG_3553.jpgIMG_0959.jpg1aDR0ql.jpg

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/pro...-there.409809/

This one shows this picture:
LC and propane mount.jpg

propane tank between truck bed and camper - Truck Campers - Wander the West

I found this one there:
post-6644-14801033568568_thumb.jpg

I found dozens more of these.

Now, I know, just because everyone else jumps off a bridge doesn't mean I should. But I don't see the danger, and if all these folks are getting away with it, then I think I'm just gonna go for it. Not on the bumper, of course, but where I originally planned over the window.
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OH, and look at this product for sale:

Jeep JK, External Corner Mount, for Propane Bracket. - Adventure Trailers Store
For a 5# tank.

And of course, head over to the vandwellers forum and they've all got 'em under the bed or in the passenger seat of the car they're living out of.
https://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums...ane+tank+mount
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Either I am misinterpreting something or this regulation is not enforced. Here are threads I found all over the place on other forums:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...e-tank.478580/
These photos are all from that site.
Attachment 29753Attachment 29754Attachment 29755

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/pro...-there.409809/

This one shows this picture:
Attachment 29756

propane tank between truck bed and camper - Truck Campers - Wander the West

I found this one there:
Attachment 29757

I found dozens more of these.
t you'll have any issues with t back there, just best to be educated on the law when you get banged.
Now, I know, just because everyone else jumps off a bridge doesn't mean I should. But I don't see the danger, and if all these folks are getting away with it, then I think I'm just gonna go for it. Not on the bumper, of course, but where I originally planned over the window.
This rational reminds me of the pit bull owner who has it around his kids for years and the dog ends up ripping off a neighbor childs face and the dogs owners defense was "He's never done that before." Those pics of tanks on the back could fall into the same category as all of us driving yellow buses school buses when law specifically forbids it. I doubt you'll have any issues with it back there, just best to be educated on the law when you get janged.
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This rational reminds me of the pit bull owner who has it around his kids for years and the dog ends up ripping off a neighbor childs face and the dogs owners defense was "He's never done that before." Those pics of tanks on the back could fall into the same category as all of us driving yellow buses school buses when law specifically forbids it. I doubt you'll have any issues with it back there, just best to be educated on the law when you get janged.
It's a risk I'm comfortable with. But then I love pits, so I guess I am just a daredevil (though my own dog is a chihuahua mix - travel size). If I felt there were a genuine safety risk I would likely make a different decision, but I really can't find anything to convince me I'm in danger by mounting a tank halfway up the rear wall.
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It's a risk I'm comfortable with. But then I love pits, so I guess I am just a daredevil (though my own dog is a chihuahua mix - travel size). If I felt there were a genuine safety risk I would likely make a different decision, but I really can't find anything to convince me I'm in danger by mounting a tank halfway up the rear wall.
Oh, you mean "pets", thought you had a weird fetish there for a second.

Not to dissuade you from your decision, but you might want to see some of this and be better informed.

https://www.google.com/search?ei=r21...67.EPsHU46j6E0
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I've often thought some sort of a "lift" would work for propane tanks. It shouldn't be too difficult to add a hand, (or powered) crank to a platform, that would raise things above a level that would be in a "crash zone" I understand that weight would limit you, to some degree, but being able to raise propane tanks, and even a generator, would also be a way to better protect things.
Thoughts?
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