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Old 04-02-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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Thanks Carl!

Gilda, I test drove a Forester and liked it a lot. However, I was concerned that the 200# tongue weight would limit us too much. The RAV with the v6 has a 350# limit. We might want to have a bike rack welded to the hitch (we would remove a propane tank if we did this), so we wanted extra tongue weight.

Carol, I read about the RAV's rear sag issues. My tv and I will have something in common! ;-) If I find it to be a problem I will purchase a weight distribution hitch, which RAV owners have had good success with. We could remove a propane tank if necessary, but if we can keep it I would like to have a separate tank for outdoor cooking, since we will be doing most of our cooking outdoors. No more need to carry the little green tanks.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:55 PM   #16
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:13 PM   #17
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We could remove a propane tank if necessary, but if we can keep it I would like to have a separate tank for outdoor cooking, since we will be doing most of our cooking outdoors. No more need to carry the little green tanks.
I purchased a propane tank holder that you can strap a half size tank into for using with the outdoor stove & BQ as well as my propane fire pit (outdoor fire bans are common in my neck of the woods in summer). Found its handy to be able to move the tank to where I needed rather than tapping into the tank on the tongue (which I tried for a while to do). I actually carry mine on the floor in the trailer - its never moved an inch. Might be a cheaper option than a WD hitch ;-)

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:14 AM   #18
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Hi, I have a Scamp 16' and I tow it with a V6 Rav4. I get 20 on the Rav without the trailer and 18 with it. I use a weight distributing hitch and have no noticeable squat on the rear of the Rav4
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:30 AM   #19
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #20
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Like Carol, we have a 10 pound (I think) propane tank that we carry separately. I've never seen the holder, Carol. Where can we get one? Here's the description on Amazon of the 10#er. Amazon.com: Worthington 281149 1-Gallon Steel Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve: Patio, Lawn & Garden

We have two large tanks on our little Scamp and have never emptied one let alone two. I'm thinking of removing one tank. In order for the weight to be distributed correctly I think we need a welder person to do the job. Does anyone have experience/expertise in this area?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #21
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Gilda, the portable propane tank holder is called a Tank-Genie - I purchased it at Canadian Tire a few years ago. It can hold up to a 20lb propane tank or a large water bottle. I like it more than some of the other portable holders I have seen due to the fact it has a much larger base which provides a lot more stability. As I mentioned its never moved an inch when transporting even when stored on smooth fiberglass floor of the shower in the trailer.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:46 AM   #22
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I use a shallow 7up tray and just lay the tank in it. Seems to work ok. It must have been a surplus or forgotten tray
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