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Old 09-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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sell mh propane tank?

Just curious if anyone has taken their 30+ gallon propane tank out of their motorhome. We have replaced our Nocold fridge with a residental, thinking about removing the tank for more stuff! Anybody else?
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What about the furnace or the hot water tank? Are they electric as well?
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Did exactly that and sold my 32lb tank for $250 about half full (or half empty). The guy that bought it was very pleased. He said a new one would have cost him around $800...
His was over 25 yrs old mine was an 05 or 06...
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The furnace and water are propane but we rarely use them on propane. Nice to have the option though if needed. 20, 30 lb. Takes up very little space and weighs a lot less.
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The furnace and water are propane but we rarely use them on propane. Nice to have the option though if needed. 20, 30 lb. Takes up very little space and weighs a lot less.
I'm willing to bet that by the time you fabricate a DOT approved rack to handle the portable cylinders you'll spend more than you'll ever get from selling your AMSE tank.

Also, the additional weight of the residential fridge is vastly more than anything you'd gain changing the tank to cylinders and a rack to carry them in.

I'd hate to think what an insurance company would say about 'no, we made a new rack to carry propane cylinders down the highway under our motorhome' too
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I know a lot of 20lb. Tanks just sitting in compartments for outside grills, no dot mounts and not vented. I will be buying a dot mount and placing it in a vented compartment where the original was. I'm over 45,000 pounds now and could use the extra space.
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Just a reminder. When considering 20 and 30lb tanks, most (99.99%) are designed to be used/mounted upright. They are not designed to be run horizontally, and can be dangerous if run that way. Regulators do not like liquid propane, which is pretty much what they would be seeing attached to a tank run on it's side.

Your call in the end, but you might also consider what this move will do to your resale when you are eventually faced with the sale of the coach.
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Plenty of height to mount vertical. As far as resale it probably be a plus.
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Seems to me you have your mind made up. Let us know how it works out.
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Plenty of height to mount vertical. As far as resale it probably be a plus.

Not if I were looking at it.....
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Not a plus for me either. Lugging tanks ( Don't think they will fill them in MH) and no gauge to check level.
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Just curious if anyone has taken their 30+ gallon propane tank out of their motorhome.
Why not just move your tank to between the frame rails?
Mine has a 40 gal tank there for the generator.
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The answer to the original question is...apparently...someone has done that. Since the question "Is it a good idea?" was not asked, it doesn't appear the poster wants to go there. To each their own.

For the record, I wouldn't do it; but, then, there's lots of things I wouldn't do that other folks would.
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Also, the additional weight of the residential fridge is vastly more than anything you'd gain changing the tank to cylinders and a rack to carry them in.

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This is a common misconception. The Norcold LRIM1200 we removed weighed ~215 lbs; the Samsung RF197 we replaced it with weighs 235 lbs. Not enough difference to worry about.
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