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Old 09-22-2020, 06:22 PM   #1
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Adding Additional Propane Tank

What adapters are needed if I want to add an additional propane tank to my motorhome? The closest place to get propane is 2 towns away. I don't want to have to unhook everything just to be able to drive 2 towns away to get propane. I'd prefer to add another propane tank to the existing system. That way, I could leave the motorhome where it's at, & bring the empty propane tank to that location to refill it.

(I go into that town at least once or twice a week to get groceries anyway.)

Obviously, I'll need a propane tank.
And, I'm pretty sure that I can purchase an inline tank gauge.

But, what about the connection that will screw into the existing propane tank?

And, what about the connection that screws onto the additional propane tank?

Can I purchase a 1-piece setup that has the required connections on each end?

Or, do I have to purchase 2 connection pieces (one for each tank) then a 3rd piece that connects the 2 pieces together?

This is the connection piece (on the motorhome's propane tank) that you would normally hook up a propane hose to fill the tank up. It has threads on the inside and on the outside. (It has the yellow "protective" cap attached.)

Also, what company would have these parts? I hate to say it but, CW is the closest place that I know of & is 101 miles away.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:39 PM   #2
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i got the sturgis add on.... it allows a outside propane tank to get hooked up.. 20.30. lb etc and also a hp source for grill etc..

during covid,, my 2 on the way refill place both closed that service or limited. I do have a place a few miles out of the way. i get my business propane and can fill me up at $1.20 gallon but touch place to get to..
so the addon, helps
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I don't know what the rules are where you are located but here in Texas you can get service from any of the propane distributors that also fill home tanks from mobile propane trucks.
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This is what you want and I marked where it goes. Everything you need, except a portable cylinder, is there.

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This is what you want and I marked where it goes. Everything you need, except a portable cylinder, is there.

You don't use the bulk tank fill valve.Attachment 301978Attachment 301979
yep, i just got the quick connect version...

AS far as a local fill here in PA.. most companies frown upon filling Rv and portable tanks off site,, driver liabiity.. in rural areas , it is all about the $$$.

MY 500 gallon onsite tank had a liquid port , guy shhowed me how to fill a 20lber,, that was using old school tanks,, awe not for me, they fill 20lb for $9 cash at there location, I bring 5-6 down and I am good for a while.. and take RV ..

We have a local RV shop that is 5 miles away but my butt hurts for 49.95 + tax for a 42lb at 80%.. 7.5-8 gallons.. when dead empty on a 60 degree day..
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... I marked where it goes...
I don't understand what the arrow is pointing to.
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This is what you want..
Thanks, Twinboat.
That is very helpful.
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Thanks, Twinboat.
That is very helpful.
that arrow is where you attach the addon kit..

that fitting gets unscrewed (shut tank off) then you thread in and tigfhten adapter then the origial fitting goes into adapter,,
you then can add a tank into the system or take a hipressure tap off to a grille / fire pit.
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Thanks, Twinboat.
That is very helpful.
That nut that the arrow points to is where you loosen and take it apart. Then move the loose part back and fit the new fitting in place.

BIG POINT, the nut is left hand thread. Turn it the wrong way to loosen it.

In that view, pull up on the wrench.
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