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Old 09-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Do you remove the propane tank when towing.?

I was setting up the new propane reg. ect. Today and two people stopped by and said dont forget totake if off before towing..is this the norm? Id think leaving it in place would be the proper way but h,mmmm.
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Maybe they said shut it off, as opposed to take it off?
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Maybe they said shut it off, as opposed to take it off?
Na they said take it off and put in the truck bed but I didn't hear anything like this before..
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Na they said take it off and put in the truck bed but I didn't hear anything like this before..
If it is properly attached to the camper, there is no need to take it off.
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Thanks just wanted to make sure for safety..keep it all hooked up but all turned off right?
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Thanks just wanted to make sure for safety..keep it all hooked up but all turned off right?
That is the safest way.
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Na they said take it off and put in the truck bed but I didn't hear anything like this before..
I've never heard this before either.
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My back is very happy to hear that. I'd never be able to wrestle that off the mounting bracket
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Na they said take it off and put in the truck bed but I didn't hear anything like this before..
Not only would there be no benefit of moving the tank to the truck - from a safety viewpoint - but if the tank were carried loose in the truck that would be a far greater risk in a collision.

I can see taking the tank off of a trailer with excessive tongue weight, but it would need a secure mounting bracket in the truck, and would be an extreme way to manage a poor trailer configuration.
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Na they said take it off and put in the truck bed..
They probably read it on the internet somewhere.
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There are some restrictions on propane and tunnels in certain jurisdictions, as in Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel between Maryland and Virginia as well as Baltimore's Harbor tunnel do not allow propane of any, inside or attached to a vehicle. Supposedly these can become dangerous inside the tunnel. Alternate routes are posted.
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The Cheseapeake Bay Bridge allows propane, it is on our route going north or south every year. The only requirement is that it must be turned off.

They ask you as you pay the toll.
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Plenty of well-intentioned but poorly informed busybodies in this world. Yes, leave it on the trailer, definitely! Ignore the dingbats.

It reminds me of the problem I sometimes have when towing my old cargo trailer (the one before the new LIL Hauley). It had a side door with RV style latch, plus an outer safety bar. I never used the latter (and in over 100K miles of use the door never came open on its own), but every so often a well-meaning soul would frantically wave me down and warn me that "your side door is OPEN!" What they meant was, the bar was not put into place. It got really tiresome at times.

The point is, get to know your equipment and then prepare yourself to ignore all the folks who tell you it can't be done that way.
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