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Old 05-31-2009, 07:07 AM   #15
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Consider that the box's weight, empty, is 21 pounds. That is a sizable weight penalty for the superb convenience of having a storage box, if the extra weight is not a problem with you. I would love to have one but the cheap, thin, propane tank enclosures are considerably lighter.
I am re-doing the battery box and propane tank on the tongue of my Trillium. Where do you get a propane tank enclosure?
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The enclosure I am suggesting is the one you always see upon the tongue of most trailers, Casitas and Scamps always. In fact, when you signed onto this site you cand see one on the white trailer parked in the woods at the beginning of the site. You have seen them everywhere, cheap, lightweight and low cost.

They are white or ivory and are just a thin plastic shell that slips down upon your tanks so as to protect them somewhat. Mine is too high, designed for 30 pound cylinders but I only have it covering a 20 and a 10 pound cylinder. At first I hated the extra height but then I rationalized & thought it might protect the front of my Casita more from flying debris when I tug it along gravel/clay/etc., roads
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Where do you get a propane tank enclosure?
Camping World is one source. Other RV parts stores carry them.
Link to Camping World's Propane Tank Covers.
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They are white or[b] ivory and are just a thin plastic shell that slips down upon your tanks so as to protect them somewhat. Mine is too high, designed for 30 pound cylinders but I only have it covering a 20 and a 10 pound cylinder.
I called Casita about buying one of theirs that I've seen that fits the 20 Lb tanks better. [b]They told me that they just cut down one of the standard ones. So I did the same to mine. It is the "Colonial" white to match my "yellowed" fiberglass better, and I added stripe tape to match my stripes.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:03 AM   #19
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I have that same black box on the front of my trillium, mounted to the frame, but I put the 10lb tank inside it. No battery, but the stabilizing jacks, blocks of wood, ropes all go inside of it.

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This may help on the propane tank design:

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/lp-gas/...-horizontal.htm

A bit pricey, but they last.

Here are some websites that could (should?) be a permanent link in this forum:

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/Equ...state_local.htm

http://www.rvia.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=HomeRVIA

Actually, I ran into these website looking for information on transporting compressed gas. I know from my work that the NHTSA regulates these things pretty stringently.

Another link re propane:

http://www.rversonline.org/02Propane.html
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