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#11 pollux

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:54 AM

thank you all for the response :)


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

NEVER store a propane tank in an enclosed or incorrectly vented space (bottom vent, propane is heavier than air).  Leaky propane valves are more common than theft and a space filled with air and propane is at risk of exploding.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

1-They are not supposed to be locked
2-In 20 years I have never had one be tampered with or stolen, nor has anyone I have known
3-If they were locked it would barely slow a thief down
4-If it is locked and someone wants it, they will get it and you will be replacing your tank, your door, and possibly having to repair your sidewall and framing.
5-Worry about something else... or nothing at all

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:57 PM

Run a short length of chain with a lock.

Power Wagon has the right ideas.

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#15 idahoron

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:43 PM

I locked mine.  Firemen don't open doors they chop them out. And to be honest if the camper were on fire by the time any help arrived they only thing that would be left is the steel tanks, the valves would be gone and so would the camper. 

There are a lot of guys on here that don't tear off the tags on their mattresses because they are worried about what will happen and what the lawyers will do.  


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#16 Timothy McGowen

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:29 PM

  Firemen don't open doors they chop them out. And to be honest if the camper were on fire by the time any help arrived they only thing that would be left is the steel tanks, the valves would be gone and so would the camper. 

  

 

Actually you would be surprised. Access to the propane compartment especially during an engine compartment fire (the most common) is quite helpful. RV fires can get pretty exciting.


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#17 pollux

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:14 AM

check this video out starting at 2:00 min

 

https://youtu.be/t7DUoXh2dnU

 

the propane compartment has a factory-made lock.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:28 AM

You could always lock it with a combi-cam. Gives you the option of locking when you want or leaving unlocked when you don't. They are nice too because you don't need keys to access.

Edited by badtoytrd, 15 June 2017 - 02:29 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:08 AM

thank you badtoytrd, i did installed a 7/8 inch cambi-cam, works perfectly. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:32 AM



check this video out starting at 2:00 min

 

https://youtu.be/t7DUoXh2dnU

 

the propane compartment has a factory-made lock

 

He also said they fill the "bottles" via the external port/connector at a "garage" [we also fill propane bottles at gas stations]..sorry not impressed and he stores "chemicals" in with the bottles...swell..

 

Lock up whatever your choose to ....but like has been stated here, this is an answer to an undefined problem..and like Tim said where do most truck/camper fires start?  Under the hood of the truck; I for one would indeed pull my two propane bottles if given the chance with an engine fire or any fire...not to save the camper but to save a fireman or anyone close by from injury...let's see, theft vs explosion, gee hard to choose.

 

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