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Old 05-30-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Everyone around here sells propane tanks, but I need a mount for one on the trailer. Where do I find that or can I make it? I have to check with my b.i.l. to see where the one originally on the trailer went, though.

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Old 05-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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I see a propane tank on the trailer tongue in your avatar....

at any rate, you may want to read some of this topic...has pictures and everything!
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, there WAS a tank. I don't know what happened to it.. I need to find out. It's a little late to get it back if the seller took it off before I got the trailer, but maybe my brother-in-law took it off for some reason. I can see where it was mounted and there are holes in the trailer frame there, I assume for some kind of hold-downs.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:51 PM   #4
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My propane tank brackets are pretty simple. There's small rods welded to the tank platform. These rods are about 1/4" in diameter and about 1/2" long. The tank sits so the rods are all on the outside the bottom ring of the tank. There's two simple pieces of iron 1/8" to 3/16" thin and 1/2" wide. They're bent with a hook at the top attach at the tank hand holds. Then bent to the contours of the tank and then bent back to form a foot. Each foot has a hole that match up with holes in the angle irons that form the tank platform.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #5
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My propane tank brackets are pretty simple. There's small rods welded to the tank platform. These rods are about 1/4" in diameter and about 1/2" long. The tank sits so the rods are all on the outside the bottom ring of the tank. There's two simple pieces of iron 1/8" to 3/16" thin and 1/2" wide. They're bent with a hook at the top attach at the tank hand holds. Then bent to the contours of the tank and then bent back to form a foot. Each foot has a hole that match up with holes in the angle irons that form the tank platform.
I don't have a tank platform, either.

I haven't been able to figure out where to get one or what is needed.

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Old 05-31-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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On my previously owned Compact J.I put my spare tire laying flat on the tongue.It was securied with a bolt and plate.I then placed propane bottle inside the rim.I tied it down with 2 brackets.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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I found a photo.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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Chester, that looks like a great idea. My spare is currently up under one of the seats, which would not be very convenient if I needed it. I take it you had some kind of mount for the spare, something like you find on a boat trailer? And are the brackets something you purchased or put together?

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Old 05-31-2007, 04:34 PM   #9
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I made brackets from piece of flat aluminum.I bolted a piece of chain on each side of frame and connected same to flat bar with a tightening type screw.The tire has a peice of flat bar across the bottom of tounge frame and a short piece on inside of tire with a bolt holding tire in place.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:39 PM   #10
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I had seen this type of propane holder for single bottles on a site some place .The tire was always in my truck , and i did not like that so this was what i had come up with.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:41 PM   #11
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Bobby, most RV shops have these readily available. Here is the link to the Canadian Version of the Coast Distributing Catalogue to their propane mounting racks

Most RV shops can order for you from this catalogue, or you can order on line, just make sure you hook up to the US version of the catalogue. PPL motorhomes probably also has something similar available, they are a fairly common item. I paid about $20 Canadian for one 2 or 3 years ago when I needed to slightly raise my tanks on the tongue to hook up a WDH. They offer lots of flexibility with the installation options.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:27 PM   #12
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I'd like to find a single-tank version. At least that gave me some idea of what to google. "LP cylinder holder" did find me the US version of a double rack.

I'm going to experiment with the spare tire/cylinder idea, too. as that would be very useful.

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:31 AM   #13
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Bobbie a cheep way to carry a tank would be to attach a plastic milk crate that you can find at any local convienent store and u-bolt this to the tongue and a 20# tank fits just right into this box. (I use one of these crates when transporting bottles in the back of the truck) they do not roll around and I do not have to tie them down
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Problems with the milk crate idea......they usually belong to the milk supplier .....also, they tend to get brittle with time and if I`m reading your post right....by simply u-bolting it to the frame could cause a major problem if it breaks away from the u-bolt and the crate parts with the tank and the tank gets dragged down the highway being attached only by the supply hose...could wear a hole in the tank and have a propane leak along with the sparks....not good... .....Benny
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