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Old 01-18-2015, 05:17 AM   #1
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Traveling with extra propane cannisters, generator and gas can

I have been reading former threads for information but have not found exactly what we need.

We have a NuWa Hitchhiker with a metal line compartment in the front meant for a built in generator. We do not have a built in generator but have purchase a small Honda generator for potential emergency or dry docking use.

We also have a small gas grill that can use small propane cylinders. Our fiver has a place to connect the grill to our on board propane tanks but we have not yet figured out the way to accomplish this. There is some issue about regulators and the pressure the various types/sizes of tanks use.

May we ask where those of you who have a small generator and a gas can for the generator store them for travel? Our truck is a diesel so we cannot use our truck gas tank to supply the generator.

We have a long bed truck so there is space in the bed of the truck.

My dad had a rib breaking fall in his home and we have been so busy with him that we have been unable to research these issues as thoroughly as we should have before our upcoming trip. So we appeal to this wonderful group for some pointers.

Thank you all so much,


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Old 01-18-2015, 05:43 AM   #2
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In general run the generator dry and store it in an outside cabinet. Ventilation is good for it.

Generator fuel is better in the P/U bed in a can with a cable or chain to keep the honest folks honest. Fumes are bad for people so ventilation is good!

LP grill small cylinders can be stored with the grill in an outside cabinet. About any RV Camping store can sell you the connections you need for the grill. Too many variables to say more. If the take off is in the regulated part of the line and the grill has the right fitting all you need is a hose. Notice the "if"s.

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Old 01-18-2015, 06:38 AM   #3
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Here is a hose for just a quick connect, but not for canister replacement:
Amazon.com: Camco 57280 39" Quick-Connect to Quick-Connect LP Gas Hose: Automotive

This is for the stoves that use 1 lb canisters"

Amazon.com: Camco 57636 5' BBQ Adapter Hose: Automotive
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:49 AM   #4
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My late wife bought a 5lb capacity propane bottle and kept it in the compartment with the grill. She used it for years and had no problems. .

As stated before, always let the generator fun itself out of gas. I was taught to do this, to both store it and to keep stale fuel out of it.
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Make sure your grill is connected on the high pressure side if there is a regulating valve on the BQ. There are HP hoses of different length that can be bought at CW or propane suppliers.
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