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Old 04-17-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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195RB SLX Anyone modified propane tank mount?

Maintenance of the propane tank is a PITA. Anyone changed the tank mounting hardware to make removing and reinstalling the tank easier?
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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I have a similar size trailer and am in the process of adding this over the same basic area:

https://www.amazon.com/Flame-King-KT...70_&dpSrc=srch

I'm assuming you have the 2 bolt and nut setup bolted to angle iron? Jayco should be ashamed of themselves!

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Old 04-17-2018, 07:40 PM   #3
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I have a similar size trailer and am in the process of adding this over the same basic area:

https://www.amazon.com/Flame-King-KT...70_&dpSrc=srch

I'm assuming you have the 2 bolt and nut setup bolted to angle iron? Jayco should be ashamed of themselves!

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Yes, that was the stock system on mine. I did modify it and it is better. I like the two tank mounting that the link showed.
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I'm assuming you have the 2 bolt and nut setup bolted to angle iron? Jayco should be ashamed of themselves!
I have a 22bhm and it came with the same garbage setup!
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:57 AM   #5
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We changed ours to the dual tank tray your talking about. We welded a new crossmember to the top of the tounge for mounting but you could easily use 2" wide square u-bolts like these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D8...60L&ref=plSrch
You'll have to drill a couple holes in the propane tray but it should hold securly.

At least the OEM design makes it difficult for thieves....
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:09 AM   #6
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We changed ours to the dual tank tray your talking about. We welded a new crossmember to the top of the tounge for mounting but you could easily use 2" wide square u-bolts like these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D8...60L&ref=plSrch
You'll have to drill a couple holes in the propane tray but it should hold securly.

At least the OEM design makes it difficult for thieves....
OEM makes it difficult for anyone
Does the wider install interfere with turning sharply? Could there be a tank puncture hazard in the event of jackknifing?
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:55 AM   #7
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It looks to me like the tanks would set back 6 - 8" from a line between the hitch ball and the corner of the trailer. Should be ok for sharp turns but hard to say about a jack knife.

In any case, I just ordered the kit from Amazon to convert to two tanks.

A guy on YouTube shows attaching the support plate to the frame by drilling into the frame. I guess I'm paranoid about drilling extra holes in the frame, especially on the tongue. I'll probably use square u-bolts as LH suggested.
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It looks to me like the tanks would set back 6 - 8" from a line between the hitch ball and the corner of the trailer. Should be ok for sharp turns but hard to say about a jack knife.

In any case, I just ordered the kit from Amazon to convert to two tanks.

A guy on YouTube shows attaching the support plate to the frame by drilling into the frame. I guess I'm paranoid about drilling extra holes in the frame, especially on the tongue. I'll probably use square u-bolts as LH suggested.
I had the same thought. It was hard to justify possibly introducing rust or weakening the frame for a propane mount. Realistically it'd probably hold up just fine but it makes me feel better.

I did some tight backing the other day and the tanks were about 6"s away. If jackknife did occur the bumper would contact the plate first. Im guessing If the tank was hit the middle post would bend and the tanks would possibly be ejected.

I know a guy with a single 40lb tank he has mounted in a bracket he bought on eBay. Very secure setup
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Thanks for the video.
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I have a 22bhm and it came with the same garbage setup!
I also have a 22bhm... we only got 1 bolt! I added a second nut to try minimizing how loose it gets as I drive around but Iím going to install a proper tank support this summer.
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