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Old 04-12-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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How do you carry your propane bottles?

We are considering a gas grill and would like input on how others safely carry/secure the propane bottle in a DSDP. Have read transporting location should have a lower vent for any escaped gas to escape.
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I carry my little green propane bottles in a milk crate that rides on my big LP tank in the coach's vented LP bay. I figure, one big bomb is better than a bunch of little bombs. My tire covers also ride in there, in a plastic kitty litter pail with lid.
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I figure there is little hazard, since Wal-marts, sporting goods stores and grocery stores carry them on their shelves. 🤠
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We are considering a gas grill and would like input on how others safely carry/secure the propane bottle in a DSDP. Have read transporting location should have a lower vent for any escaped gas to escape.
You have to weigh your risks. Some are paranoid and that's fine. I keep my 11 lb bottle in the forward right bay. I also at times will carry a full size bottle instead (if I'm going to use my fire pit). If I'm going across a bay bridge tunnel that has restrictions, I'll take 1 or 2 1lb green bottles.

Your entire basement shares the same venting/circulation except for the battery bay. The green bottles I would keep in the pegboard bay but do keep in mind direct sun on that door can make a hot compartment as it's shallow and items in there probably heat up more than others.

If concerned, consider keeping it in your toad during transport such as if you have a pickup.
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I too use the milk crate bottle fits snugly and it's much easier to strap down than the round tank.
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We carry two 20# tanks. In our setup they ride in the bed of the pickup toad. It does have a cap, so a pretty tight enclosed space. If we have nothing electrical active in the bed, I don't bother to vent the tanks, When coming down from Alaska with a chest freezer running in the bed 24/7, both 20# tanks are vented to the outside with hoses on the valves. Yes, I know the compressor on the freezer is sealed, but the thermostat and start relay is not, so I outside vent. For a few years we traveled with them tied down in the RV basement, but when they were downstairs they were also hose vented to the outside all the time.
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I too use the milk crate bottle fits snugly and it's much easier to strap down than the round tank.
Me too. 20lb tank fits snuggly in the crate. I don't even remove it from the milk crate to use it most times.
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Me too. 20lb tank fits snuggly in the crate.
I carry a 20 lb bottle in a milk crate...fits perfect.....and the milk crate rides perfectly in the 2 bay from the front tire......C
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I have a small 11lb propane tank that I keep in a wash bucket for use with a lantern and BBQ. It stays in a bay all the time. I have a 20lb tank we take to Yosemite to use with a heater. When we take that tank, I stand it up in the 3/4 bay.
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We use a 30# tank for our fire pit but I am lucky because I can transport it in my enclosed trailer. I secured a milk crate to the floor and it fits in there perfectly. I'm not sure how I would transport it in the basement storage of my coach.
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We have a 20 lbs tank in a milk crate bolted to a sheet of plywood on our short slide out tray. It fits tightly and doesnít move. We also carry about a half a dozen 1 lbs canisters also. They are tucked snuggly in another bay.
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I keep ours in a plastic storage bin with a lid. They are locked in place with other items. So no banging around. This keeps them upright.
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I made a holder from aluminum shapes. It holds two one-pound cylinders. It is attached to the propane tank storage bay door, in a location that does not interfere with closing the door.

One of the drawbacks to carrying cylinders in this location is that they will rust more quickly than if they were protected from road spray.

I have since added a tee before the regulator. The allows me to use the coach tank’s propane for the grill. Consequently, I do not carry the one-pound cylinders any more.
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I use a milk crate bought from Home Depot.
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