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#1 pollux

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:48 AM

i am a novice and just got a 2015 Eagle installed on my Toyota.

I notice the compartment for propane tank storage is not locked on the left back side of the camper. If you park the camper on the street, or park in a shopping mall, do you move your propane tanks to the truck interior to keep them from stolen or do you replace the door latch with a locked key? 


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#2 NivekD

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:16 AM

The door should remain unlocked so others can turn off the gas if necessary (emergency). You could move your tank when parked or put a lock on it. I have never had a problem with anyone messing with mine though.


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#3 longhorn1

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

I believe it is against the law in many states to lock the propane cabinet.
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#4 Bombsight

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:18 PM

Imho ... the risk of criminal activity and public danger is greater if cabinet is left unlocked.

 

I won't leave the tank connected to the hose but I'll be damned if I keep moving tanks to inside of truck while parked for the day or night.


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#5 Stalking Light

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:10 PM

No way I'd lock the propane cabinet door and keep emergency people from access to the tanks. If you are worried about theft use a cable lock on the tanks(s). Also not that the door is pretty flimsy to begin with so it would not be very secure even if you had a lock on it.


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#6 Alley-Kat

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Here is probably the mother thread on locking propane doors.


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#7 Spitfire

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

Has anybody actually ever had their propane stolen or tampered with? I've never heard of it.


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#8 SeatoSea

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:19 PM

I ran a chain and lock thru the handles. You can take it if you want to mess around unlocking the master lock and unravel the chain!
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:25 AM

I'm on it now, ;) and thanks for bringing it up ......



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#10 gaylon

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:57 AM

This came up at the FWC owners rally and I jokingly suggested putting a set rat trap on top of the tanks if you are concerned. Seriously though, you could install an eyebolt inside and cable lock them if that is a concern.
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