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Old 12-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Propane Tanks ?

While i was under my Coach tracing Cables and wires from the previous owner
I noticed that the Propane Tank mounted to the frame has a considerable amount of rust on it. i used a soft bristle brush and cleaned most of the rust off and painted the tank.
I know i need to replace the tank but where do i find one ?
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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What size tank are you looking for? Tweety's, Lowe's and Camping World offer a variety of sizes.
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While i was under my Coach tracing Cables and wires from the previous owner
I noticed that the Propane Tank mounted to the frame has a considerable amount of rust on it. i used a soft bristle brush and cleaned most of the rust off and painted the tank.
I know i need to replace the tank but where do i find one ?
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How old is your coach?
Why do you think that you need to replace your LP tank?

I recently had my 17 year old propane system checked/tested at a LP dealer/shop..
According to the shop my 35 gal tank, although slightly rusted, is in safe operating condition.

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Old 12-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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No need to replace the tank because of some rust. What you did is fine.

Tanks that are bolted to a motorhome do not need to be pressure tested like a stand alone tank. There are different regulations for frame mounted and free standing tanks.
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Since the OP is the only one who saw the rust, how could anyone else know that it's fine? Better safe than sorry in my opinion.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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Replacing the tank may not be necessary. If it's just surface rust, get it good and clean (wire brush is fine) then hit it with some Ospho to stop the rust. Paint it if you want, but Ospho will stop the rust from penetrating the tank wall.

It's available at many hardware chains (I got my last quart from Ace).
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When I bought a new to me coach back in 2003 I ran into the same problem. Large very rusty propane tank that supplied liquid propane to the generator. I dropped the tank and sanded, primed and painted that sucker till it looked like new. As I was getting ready to re-install the tank I noticed a small bubble in the paint at one of the welds.

I contacted Mansfield Tanks, the manufacture, and they said they would pick the tank up and test it. If it was a weld leak they would fix it - for free.

Two weeks later the refurbished tank arrived at my house sporting a repaired weld, and a new coat of high quality paint, new valves the works. The tank also had a inspection paperwork showing it was structurally sound and passed all test. That tank was 7 years old at that time.

I've often wondered how long that tank leaked before I found the hole.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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If you cleaned the rust off with "A soft bristle brush" then it is surface rust and your tank has many years of life in it.

If you needed heavy work with heavy duty gear, I'd have the tank inspected.

But by hand with a "Soft bristle brush" is surface rust.

Still.. If it makes you more comfortable, Next time you tank up go to a propane wholesaler (The places with the BIG and I mean BIG tank farms and the trucks that deliver) and talk to their tank inspector.. Or have him look at it.
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