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Old 02-18-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
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How do you transport your extra propane tank?

I need to reduce my hitch weight. One of the easier things I can do is remove a propane tank stored on the rack in front of the trailer. But I still want to carry an extra tank. Can a propane cylinder be transported safely in the bed of a capped pick-up truck?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Have you already removed the spare tire? I think I would consider that first, that is my plan.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Not yet, but I'm going to. I weighed it a couple of days ago - 41 pounds.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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When I carry a 20# propane tank in the back of my car or truck. I place it inside a plastic milk crate. It slips and is held tight. Then I use a bungee or a rope and tie the crate to a tie down point in the vehicle.
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When I carry a 20# propane tank in the back of my car or truck. I place it inside a plastic milk crate. It slips and is held tight. Then I use a bungee or a rope and tie the crate to a tie down point in the vehicle.
Thanks, Jagiven. That's most likely what I will do. When I added the second tank I didn't realize how much hitch weight was a factor with the 17Z. I might put a 30# back on the rack and carry a 20#, or stay with 2 - 20's; one in the bed of the truck.
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I carry my extra propane the same way Jagiven does. I use a tie down and secure the tank so its not sliding around the bed.
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When I carry a 20# propane tank in the back of my car or truck. I place it inside a plastic milk crate. It slips and is held tight. Then I use a bungee or a rope and tie the crate to a tie down point in the vehicle.
Yes those crates are a perfect fit, and also give the tank stability when using it at the campsite particularly if you use a propane tree and lantern.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #8
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I hope you cover the exposed propane hookup when you remove the tank- Dirt and moisture will enter the piping system and create more problems than imagined- JMHO- DD
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If you remove a tank from the tongue and put it in the back of the truck I don't think you would accomplish very much. I carry my spare tank in a box on the rear of the trailer.
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