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Old 08-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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securing 30lb propane tank / 2014 Jayco Jay Flight SLX ( baja edition)

Recently took delivery of 145RB unit (BAJA EDITION).
It is basically a standard 145Rb with a spring over axle set-up and a few other additions such as a 30lb propane tank out front.
I am not at all pleased w/ the way the propane tank is secured to the front of the frame just behind the front lift jack. The break away brake switch is just an eighth of an inch away from rubbing on the bottom of the propane tank.
The tank is only held in place by 2 bolts w/ nuts that pass through the holes in the tank foot and holes in each of the angle iron brackets that the tank foot rests on. This set-up allows the tank to rock from side to side and has already distorted the round tank foot that is welded on the bottom to the tank.
I have searched a number of websites, blogs, and catalogs.
Most redi-made tank racks and supports do not allow for a direct bolt on solution to the potentially dangerous wobble of the current tank mount,
Solutuons/suggestions? thanks
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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securing 30lb propane tank / 2014 Jayco Jay Flight SLX ( baja edition)

Can you add a bar over the top with all-thread going down on either side and some wing nuts?
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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I have same situation on my 2011 sport 197, first it isn't easy to remove the tank for refilling. i put on about 2k miles without any problems but i always check if the tank is secured if you find a good solution please take some pictures.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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The 145RB Baja seems to be a new offering for 2014. A walk around video is in the link below....you don't really see the tank well until the end of the video.

The 20# and 30# tanks are the same diameter, so you could use the standard tank holder which offers a clamping band...(like on my 154BH)

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Not a great picture - but below is a partial shot of my 20# tank holder with clamping band

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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Not a great shot - but the best I can do from my archives....

Anyway - you get the idea to see if this type of tank holder could work for you...good luck

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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I placed two shims (1/2" x 2") about 1/6" thick under the tank that are bent up so they won't slide out then put the bolts in. No more wobble.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for responses.
Where did you locate a "standard tank holder with clamping band"
I checked ebay and several catalog sites but have not seen the item you refer to in your post
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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Where did you locate a "standard tank holder with clamping band"
I checked ebay and several catalog sites but have not seen the item you refer to in your post
It's what came with my 2012 154BH....my understanding is they ship from Jayco with the tank holder installed. This should be a Jayco replacement part - if still available.

Later today, I'll check my RV Parts Catalog for other options.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #9
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Hello!again, I'm going to hijack my own post here.
Tried contacting Jayco parts direct for a tank ring for a standard 145Rb...No luck there.
I did find an internet source for J- Hook hold down rods for 30 lb tanks....ordered a set of them.
Next question to solve is...where to re-locate the break-away Brake switch?
It is currently located right next to the propane tank, less than 3/8 of an inch separates the tank and the switch.
The info. sheet that came with the break away switch on the trailer states that it should be mounted on a horizontal surface rather than the vertical surface like it is now.
Suggestions/ observations are welcomed.
thx
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