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Old 06-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question on propane

We are staying at a campground in our Bay Star 2902 motorhome for the summer. The campground cannot fill our onboard tank. Is it possible to connect an external propane tank to the onboard tank?

I realize that I could drive the Bay Star to a propane filling station but our site is tight and someone needs to be on the roof of the motorhome to lift a TV cable that is strung across the campsite and would catch on our A/C shroud etc. as we back in.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Hi thirdwall. I don't know where you are located, but where I am there are propane companies that deliver to homes that will come out and fill my tank. I know there is a way to connect another tank, but I've never done it. I'm sure someone on the forum will have the answer to that. Good Luck!

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Yes, I forgot about that and is probably the best solution but I am still open to replies. And, Thank you!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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The answer is YES...you can put a T connector into your system and run off of an external tank. There are a couple different configuration such as before and after the regulator with pros and cons.

Here is an example of a system to hook up aux tanks

Stay Longer Propane Adapt Kit by Marshall Excelsior Com : RV Parts Nation

There are a few way to go that will give you options to use aux tanks, use your own tanks to fuel external devices like grills and/or both.

So, depending on your options and CG rules you could...

1. Have a local LP dealer come out and fuel you. (I just had that done at my CG today.)
2. You could adapt your rig to take external tanks.

If you do #2, you could ask the CG to allow the LP distributor to station a larger LP tank at your site to give you expanded capabilities. Otherwise, you might be looking at smaller tanks that you can haul to your rig and be small enough to store in a place near your MH that won't offend the CG management.

I'm certain there are a few variations on these options.
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