mounting a single propane tank - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
Member
 
Trailer: Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 44
i've got a two tank set up on the hitch of my '76 boler. two tanks are overkill for me and i'd like to remove one. i see photos other little eggs with one bottle, but unfortunately can't make out the details. it seems as though some have a hooked metal band on adjusting buckles? where do i find something like this? the belly band tank mount that is the only single mount i can find on rv sites has a wall mount; i want to mount onto the hitch. thanks for any advise!
__________________

__________________
gillian s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 07:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
I just borrowed Joy A's setup from her album (is Joy back from Alaska yet??). At anyrate, this is what she's done. The reason, is where she get's the tank filled wouldn't fill the tank when it's on the trailer. The Scamp setup from the factory requires wrenches, etc. to remove the tank. A bungy, or maybe a chain/padlock is easier to deal with.
Attached Thumbnails
JoyATank.jpg   JoyATank2.jpg  

JoyATank3.jpg  
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
You could also call Scamp and get the mounting hardware from them.
__________________
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 08:53 PM   #4
Member
 
Trailer: 79 Boler 17 ft
Posts: 48
Here is what I did to convert from a two tank setup to a single tank setup. I just travelled 3000 kilometers and have had no problems. Sorry, but I don't have a camera, to show you a picture, but I can describe.

1) Buy a special cap to cap off the unused hose end. Some RV shops have them.
2) You know where the two tank crossbar hooks onto the propane tank? Well, replace the one of the propane tanks with a piece square steel tubing of the same height that the tank takes up (the height of the slot). Simply use the existing propane clamp to clamp onto the piece of steel instead of the tank you don't want. (in my case, I used a piece of unistrut). Works like a charm.

I really hated having to carry the extra tank, but didn't want to permanently rework the arrangement. This way, I can go back to two tanks any time.

Regards
Kevin.

I'll need to find a digital camera to show you some time..........
__________________
KevinDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 07:08 AM   #5
Member
 
Trailer: Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 44
kevin, no need for a photo, i understand you exactly. sheer genius! thanks!
__________________
gillian s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 08:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
Plan B:
Do as we did when we found that 2 20lb'ders were overkill, we took them off, used them as new back up supplys for our family BBQ (I BBQ a LOT!!) and went out and bought 2 l'il 5 or 7 lb (I forget the exact size) tanks, leaving all the fittings intack, just cutting down the center tie down support rod to appropriate size. This also really helped clean up that overcluttered look of the two too large tanks on the bow of our Trillium.
__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 08:46 AM   #7
Member
 
Trailer: Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 44
well, thanks for all the advise, i'm sorting it out this morning. i had been searching for some 'tie downs' that were really just steel rod that is bent into hooks on the top and then attaches below with the wingnut/washer set up of the omnipopular buddy tee valve and could not find them anywhere. they are called j hooks. then when i went to a local rv shop that i had previously called about this and they said they had never heard of such a thing...i found them right on the shelf for ten bucks! i guess that's why its always good to go in person with the part in hand as the counter help is not always that with it!
2 tanks for me is terribly excessive; i have no idea why someone would need 40 lbs of propane. also, the two tanks add tongue weight and on a personal note, i find them very unattrative, spoiling the look of simplicity that makes these little trailers so cool.
__________________
gillian s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: Burro
Massachusetts
Posts: 76
Yup, J hooks are great for this. I also needed to mount a single tank on the tongue of my 13" Burro which has a grid like shelf on the tongue top.

I got a strip of 1"x1/8" aluminum and cut two pieces about a foot long and bent the ends so they hooked the tank collar and wrapped around the sides of the tannk and ended in a bent flange with a hole that I drilled in it. The J hooks grab the shelf below the tank and come up and through the hole. (one on each side) Tightening the nut on the bolts on each bracket clamps the tank down super tight. You can use wing nuts for quick release but I use nuts so it's not too easy for someone to take my tank.

Total cost for bolts and aluminum strip (all from Lowe's) about $12.
Tools required: hacksaw, hammer and vice (for bending alum), drill and bit.
Time to construct 45 minutes.

Be sure to get galvanized J bolts so that they don't rust. And bend the aluminum slowly and not too sharply so as not to stress and break it.

Regards,
Rick.
__________________

__________________
rick.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single propane tank holder Kevin M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 06-28-2009 02:17 PM
How do you mount a single LP Tank? Brandon M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 07-21-2008 07:41 PM
Today's problem: back to mounting the propane tank Bobbie Mayer Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 15 09-09-2007 09:47 PM
Mounting propane tank Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 07-13-2003 04:23 PM
about single to double LP tank conversion Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 03-31-2003 07:16 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.