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Old 05-13-2015, 05:25 PM   #11
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Thanks Bubb-the real one

All valid points. Not my Bus so I can't answer to or for this build. For me I don't even need to get into the fine points you made: I don't care personally if that thing is wrapped around the frame, which of course would make more sense than rusty pieces of floor support. LOL

I simply can't get past the location. I looks like a bomb hanging from the wing of a B52 Bomber.....................I'd rather have one of these tanks wrapped and packed under a built in inside the bus: I just can't see this at all..........
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:35 PM   #12
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Alright, you got my curiosity going. So I've been trying to determine whether there actually are any DOT regulations that would apply to this setup. I found a few little nuggets in a Safety Tips document from Suburban Propane here. It seems that vehicles carrying less than 1000 pounds total weight of propane and tanks do not require placarding. Open-bodied vehicles, like the underside of a bus, are considered to be in compliance with the isolation of cargo space from driver's compartment. If the capacity of the cylinder is less than or equal to 45 pounds then the cylinder may be transported in any orientation. Cylinders shall be fastened in position to minimize possibility of movement, tipping, and physical damage. Etc.

I couldn't come up with anything "by the book" that says this setup is wrong.. although yes it does look sketchy.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:26 PM   #13
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Alright, you got my curiosity going. So I've been trying to determine whether there actually are any DOT regulations that would apply to this setup. I found a few little nuggets in a Safety Tips document from Suburban Propane here. It seems that vehicles carrying less than 1000 pounds total weight of propane and tanks do not require placarding. Open-bodied vehicles, like the underside of a bus, are considered to be in compliance with the isolation of cargo space from driver's compartment. If the capacity of the cylinder is less than or equal to 45 pounds then the cylinder may be transported in any orientation. Cylinders shall be fastened in position to minimize possibility of movement, tipping, and physical damage. Etc.

I couldn't come up with anything "by the book" that says this setup is wrong.. although yes it does look sketchy.

I also did a cursory search and found nothing. However, there may be state regulations, or this may fall into industry standards regarding Campers, RV's and motorhomes.......I'm sure I could come up with something with a diligent search. Though not sure I would find anything that stated you couldn't do it "under law".......What I can say for certain is that I would NEVER.......NEVER...........NEVER lay a propane tank or anything 3 inches from the pavement; But particularly a bomb. This kind of stuff in my opinion needs to be high up between the frame rails just as my air tanks are: And we have the technology to extend the fill, the regulator and gauge to a place high up for ease of use.

Thanks Family Wagon.......... Sketchy? Yeah and then some.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:30 PM   #14
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I say replace plywood with a hinged fiberglass cone and add some tail fins, a little paint and walla!

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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I say replace plywood with a hinged fiberglass cone and add some tail fins, a little paint and walla!

You will be added to another list and border crossings could be interdasting mmmuaa hahaha [Twisting mustache emoticon]

Perfect Bansil..............absolutely perfect............couldn't agree more. Or just move it further underneath to the middle of the bus with a bombardier in a glass turret. And make no bones about it. I'm on a suicide mission and if I have my way I won't be going alone...........
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:38 PM   #16
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Lol, one comment here made me think of how I clear the Miskito's out of my shed every night.

A can of starting fluid and a lighter. The fire ball burns their wings off, and they drop to the floor.

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:02 AM   #17
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If nothing else...it could be banned as an improvised explosive device.

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