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Old 05-25-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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I have to replace my 30 pound propane tank, it is out of date. It barely fits into its compartment and replacing it will not be cheap.

The wife and I really only expect to spend weekends in the fall/winter camping in our 21 foot Toyota Dolphin.

I am considering just using a common 20 pounder to replace the thirty. Is there any problem with this?

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I have to replace my 30 pound propane tank, it is out of date. It barely fits into its compartment and replacing it will not be cheap.

The wife and I really only expect to spend weekends in the fall/winter camping in our 21 foot Toyota Dolphin.

I am considering just using a common 20 pounder to replace the thirty. Is there any problem with this?

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Old 05-25-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good idea to me if it will fit. I am not aware of any differences in tanks for RV's.
Those Toyota's are one tough rig. I see a lot of them around here in Calif. Amazing for a 4 cylinder engine!
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I would have thought it would have had a ASME (permanatly mounted) tank and not a DOT (portable) tank. I guess I still learn something every day . I do not see any reall problem with puting in a smalller tank except the fact that it will have to be refilled sooner. Just make sure it is securely fastend.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"I have to replace my 30 pound propane tank...........it will not be cheap." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aren't these 30# tanks available at places such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart for around $40 - $50? I think some even have an exchange service where you can leave the empty tank and get a newer already filled one. Might cost a few $$$ more for a non-OPD tank but could be worth looking into.
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