Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2016, 04:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Sergeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 134
LP Tank & Battery Separation?

I was looking at a specific A-frame storage box and noticed that a few of the reviewers indicated enough room for tanks and batteries! This doesn't seem right... fuel and ignition source should not be stored in the same storage compartment. Am I right or is this acceptable?
__________________

Sergeum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 06:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,823
Since a storage battery is BOTH an ignition source (electricity) and a source of fuel (hydrogen sulfide gas) why are you worried about adding another fuel (propane) to the mix?


All of those objects should be out on the tongue in ventilated weather-protected cases.
__________________

__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 06:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Sergeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 134
Mike... clearly any storage option for either battery or LP tanks should be vented. My question is, can they be stored side-by-side in the same box? Not sure if 5th wheel storage bays are setup like this or not. I don't have much room on the tongue, but looking to add a bit more storage for leveling pads, chocks and such. A larger A-Frame poly trailer tongue box with vents could fit everything, but I would only consider this if it was safe.
Sergeum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 06:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,823
I've seen plenty of storage options that make me cringe:
Propane bottles inside compartments
Battery trays with wires rubbing on the drawer glides
If you know the potential for problems with these dangerous products, then take the steps necessary to avoid issues. Venting, separation, inspections, proper maintenance, etc.


If a sales rep tells you "It's OK, they're all built like that." Walk away. Find something you know is safe enough for you to be comfortable with.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 02:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Milford
Posts: 624
Most fifth wheels have batteries in a compartment on the door side, then propane in a separate compartment with no bottom on the opposite side.
__________________
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5BHDS (ordered 12/30/15, delivered 3/8/16)
2015 F-350 crew cab, short bed, 6.7L PSD, Pullrite Superglide 3300 hitch
Cdash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.