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Old 05-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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HI, Recently attended a Meet in Ft Langley Ca and many of the members that went there were using a small possibly 5lb tank, can anyone tell me where to find one, seems online they are super expensive and are talked about being less than desierable.....Seems everyone was doing well with theirs. How long do they last too??

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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We found ours at Ace Hardware. It was about $50. I know, more $$ than a bigger tank, but I needed to go to the small tank to so that I could mount a storage box over the tank and battery without blocking the front window of our '72 Trail Mite.

Last year on our across-the-country-and-back-in-six-weeks-trip, we left Northern California with a partial tank and refilled it in Arizona. I used the stove every morning to make my coffee (gotta, gotta have it), cooked one or more meals per day (many were made outside on the BBQ using a second small tank), and got home with plenty of 'pane still in the tank. I also used our beloved Trail Mite at least ten more nights, made a lot of pots of coffee, cooked several meals and made lotsa popcorn, and it lasted up until our last trip of the season in November.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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go to home depot. in the bbq section they have tons of different sizes.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:11 AM   #5
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For some reason, the 5 lb'ers [at] $50 or so are almost double the price of a 20 lb tank - something to do with popularity I guess. I've had a couple of the small ones for several years and really like the size; usually carry them in 3 gallon buckets which are also quite useful around the campsite. Mine came from Northern Tool but I couldn't find them on their website. Saw these at our local True Value store the other day http://www.idealtruevalue.com/servlet/the-31991/Detail

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Here's photo of our tank and of the tongue box that made it necessary.

The box has worked out great...a place for the jacks, wheel chocks, hoses, battery charger, BBQ and tarp .

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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Here's photo of our tank and of the tongue box that made it necessary.

The box has worked out great...a place for the jacks, wheel chocks, hoses, battery charger, BBQ and tarp .

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YUP thats the one, short and squatty! where did you get this one ??? Did you tell me ill have to look again,
thanks for the reply great setup!
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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Here's photo of our tank and of the tongue box that made it necessary.

The box has worked out great...a place for the jacks, wheel chocks, hoses, battery charger, BBQ and tarp .

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That is a 10 pound size. I have a 20 pound on the tongue and carry the 10 pounder to use cooking outside in a plastic milk crate. I should put it on the tongue, too.
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YUP thats the one, short and squatty! where did you get this one ??? Did you tell me ill have to look again,
thanks for the reply great setup!
Ace is the place....Ace Hardware that is. I've also seen them at Camping World.

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:31 PM   #10
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So..............
Other than running out of propane sooner, they work just as well? I wasn't sure they held the same pressure, etc.

Also, you can use one of these for an outside Coleman stove instead of the little 1 lb. cannisters? Do they need a regular with them for that?
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I'm going to be purchasing the squatty 10# size. It has the same footprint as the 20# tank, uses the same regulator... but takes up half the amount of space inside my soon-to-be tongue box. I have so many 20# tanks around my house I should go into the business! But, for my needs a 10# tank will fit the bill.
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I'm going to be purchasing the squatty 10# size. It has the same footprint as the 20# tank, uses the same regulator... but takes up half the amount of space inside my soon-to-be tongue box. I have so many 20# tanks around my house I should go into the business! But, for my needs a 10# tank will fit the bill.

Im trying to find them online but seem to only come up with the smaller versions of the 20lb, i too have several tanks around the house, but im dying to get the little squatty one! Its SCAMP LIKE lol

**i lied...

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Im trying to find them online but seem to only come up with the smaller versions of the 20lb, i too have several tanks around the house, but im dying to get the little squatty one! Its SCAMP LIKE lol

**i lied...

http://www.amazon.com/Manchester-Tank-Equi...8451&sr=1-3
Valerie, I found them at Home Hearth... here in Portland... they sell barbeques and install propane fireplaces (outside), also at Bi-Mart (don't know if you have one of those in Kirkland). I've even heard they're available at places like Home Depot and Lowe's.... don't know for certain tho.
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I'm going to be purchasing the squatty 10# size. It has the same footprint as the 20# tank, uses the same regulator... but takes up half the amount of space inside my soon-to-be tongue box. I have so many 20# tanks around my house I should go into the business! But, for my needs a 10# tank will fit the bill.

R-U putting 2 on the tong ??=side be each,??
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