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#1 goinoregon

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 08:01 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation on a brkt/box to mount a propane tank to the rear exterior wall of camper ?

I was planning on mounting inside, but the more i think about it, the amount of space it requires might not be worth it, for my type of camping.  in the summer, i dont use much propane for cooking, and none for heating.

i am thinking some type of box might be the best choice, as i could use it for carry things in the summer when i dont need a large propane tank, or even remove it.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 10:34 PM

Since you don’t use much, have you thought about just carrying one or two of those 1 lb green bottles? They could be stored behind a turnbuckle door with some padding so they don’t move around.
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Posted 17 December 2021 - 12:35 AM

AT Overland makes a bracket for either 5lb or 10lb propane tanks. I have used them in the past mounted to the jack brackets of a FWC.

 

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 02:56 PM

There is a setup that you can refill the one pound cans.  A friend of ours uses them for their camp kitchen.  You would get your compactness and recycle.  I have seen the exterior brackets as well


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Posted 17 December 2021 - 09:10 PM

+1 on the refillable bottles. If not, a milk crate is the right size.
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Posted 18 December 2021 - 12:18 AM

Thx guys.  i do have a propex propane, that i need to install, and i figure it would be better with a 5 lb propane tank.

i still have not dressed up the inside of my atc shell, and the more i look at the std propane door, and the space it will take up inside, i am trending away from it.

i will look into the 1 lb refillables.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 12:24 AM

AT Overland makes a bracket for either 5lb or 10lb propane tanks. I have used them in the past mounted to the jack brackets of a FWC.

 

Fuel, Propane and Water – AT Overland Equipment

does the hole pattern on the brkt match up to camper jack brkt holes ??


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#8 michelle_east_county

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:57 AM

My thought on rear exterior mount would-be to mount one high enough to avoid direct impact by a truck or SUV if rear-ended, but not so high it would require a stool every time you retrieved it.
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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:24 PM

My thought on rear exterior mount would-be to mount one high enough to avoid direct impact by a truck or SUV if rear-ended, but not so high it would require a stool every time you retrieved it.

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Posted 19 December 2021 - 09:34 PM

Good Topic! I have been looking all over for:

1. reliable gauge for the onboard tank - use and AM frost is best on trail.  Scale (weight) is the only other reliable way that I have found.

2. Place to "scuttle" another common 20# tank.

 We have run out several times in the cold of the night with thermostat set at 63 deg (pop up TC) and installed 1# back up.  1st the adapter then 1# will last a few hours until the MT is total frost! 

 For economy and ease I too want to add a 2nd 20# on the back.  Up high is great suggestion.


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