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Old 12-01-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Question on Dual Propane Tank Mount

My x17z came with one 30 pound propane tank. I'm thinking about converting to two 20 pound tanks. (The extra tongue weight, about 20 lbs including hardware, will not be a problem.)

There is a dual tank mounting bracket available through most RV parts sales departments that consists of a base, threaded center rod, hold down bracket, and a wing nut for securement. You can buy each piece separately, or the entire unit. The price of the unit is cheaper than the materials necessary to make a similar conversion.

I like the idea of it, but before I get started I would like your opinion. Does anyone have experience with this type of product? Or, are there alternatives I would like to know about?

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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What you are describing is pretty much standard equipment for a double tank installation and sounds like what I have only for two 30 lb tanks instead. Of course you would need additional propane hose and fittings for the second tank, not sure if your regulator can be converted to double tank or not.




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Old 12-01-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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Single tank means run out of propane at the worst possible moment. Make the Mod you wont regret it... I have done that on every RV I have ever had that came with one tank...
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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That is my standard set-up. Except with an automatic switch-over regulator.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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If the added weight wouldn't be too much, adding a second 30 lb. tank might be cheaper.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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You will most likely need a regulator set up for dual tanks. You already have one 30 lb tank if it were me I would look for another. Two 30 lb tanks are just a few pounds more than a pair of 20's.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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OnTheGo, you wouldn't HAVE to get the dual tank hose setup. You could just switch the connector from the empty tank to the full one when needed.

I have two tanks, but not the automatic switchover regulator, so I have to remove the cover, close one valve and open the other when a tank runs out. It wouldn't be much more effort to switch the connector, too.

It would save you a few bucks, too!

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OnTheGo, you wouldn't HAVE to get the dual tank hose setup. You could just switch the connector from the empty tank to the full one when needed.

I have two tanks, but not the automatic switchover regulator, so I have to remove the cover, close one valve and open the other when a tank runs out. It wouldn't be much more effort to switch the connector, too.

It would save you a few bucks, too!

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I know a lot of folks like the auto cutover. Personally, I don't because I want to know when I go over to my second tank. Having said that - I have never run out at 3 am lol.....maybe that would change my mind but I doubt it.
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We have the auto switch on our regulator and don't use that feature. I want to know when one tank has emptied so we never are totally out of propane.
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I do the same thing as Clutch... dont like the idea of running out of propane at 3 am....
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