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Old 01-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Jayco 31.5FBHS lp storage

I just got my rig and noticed that the bottom of the LP storage compartment has no bottom open to the elements. Is this normal?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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On my Designer 5er, the bottom of the LP compartment is also open. There is only the rack holding the two tanks. This arrangement helps clear out any gas leaks that might occur.
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I just got my rig and noticed that the bottom of the LP storage compartment has no bottom open to the elements. Is this normal?
I wouldn't think so. If a leak occurs, the gas needs a place to escape the closed compartment.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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Yes the bottom will be open as L.P. is heavier than air so it will settle out the bottom. Natural gas is lighter than air so it will go up. Hope this helps, as I learned this as a firefighter.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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Mine is also open. "Cruzinfools" is correct with the reason. One would not want the propane contained in a closed compartment. Propane will fall out the bottom and thus not build up in the compartment.

When in school, did you guys not do experments with different gases. One can fill a cup with propane and pour it into another cup. The same is true with co2.

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Shorty Cox you are exactly right! Thanks
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No solid bottom and no lock on the door.... both safety features..
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What irks me is the area to the right (driver's side) of the propane. Could easily be a small storage area but guess Jayco can't afford a small outside hatch.
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