Converting to Single Propane Tank - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-30-2018, 10:33 PM   #1
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Converting to Single Propane Tank

I would like to omit one of my propane tanks. Can I just plug one side of the regulator or do I need to purchase one for a single hose? Seems if I plug one side, the regulator would not know if it is connected to a tank or not. Thanks, dm.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:28 AM   #2
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I would like to omit one of my propane tanks. Can I just plug one side of the regulator or do I need to purchase one for a single hose? Seems if I plug one side, the regulator would not know if it is connected to a tank or not. Thanks, dm.
You don't "have" to change out the hose. Just leave the dual tank switchover lever to the one tank. You are correct, the regulator will never know the other tank is gone .
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Or just leave both tanks in place. If you remove one empty tank, you will save 17.5 lbs.
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I removed one tank on our Casita and replaced it with a bucket to store an extra sewer hose and fittings.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:05 AM   #5
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Yes keep the set up just use one side. You may want to go back to 2 tanks and it would be simple to do.

I have run out of propane in a tank at least 1x per season. We usually camp in remote areas and my tanks are enclosed by the OMW over tank platform, and the fuel indicator are not very accurate anyway. The second tank has saved my bacon.

I carry a third 10 pound tank for my stoves, which I can hook up to the trailer if needed.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #6
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There should be a valve on the regulator to switch between tanks.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:31 PM   #7
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Wanting to do away with one after I saw a pic. on the Casita web site with one tank moved next to the tongue jack and a Honda generator mounted where the tanks were originally mounted. It may have been the same pic. where a guy mounted what looks to be one of the 6 gallon fuel tanks for his generator along the side of the frame near the propane tank and generator. Looks like it would not interfere when making a sharp turn or backing up. I will see if I can find the pic. if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:42 AM   #8
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This is how I would like to set it up. If I can get it to post...

Can't get it to put up a pic. but here is the link on the Casitatraveltrailer.com
Under resources, click on Gallery and go to pic. #67 on page 2.
Page 2, 3rd row, last on right.

https://casitatraveltrailers.com/cus...gallery/page/2
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Would a 30 pound tank fit on a 1995 16' Casita? I was thinking of removing both 20 pounders and putting a 30 pound in and a bucket or some container to hold sewer stuff.
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I removed one tank on our Casita and replaced it with a bucket to store an extra sewer hose and fittings.
How do you secure the bucket?
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Tank should be same diameter but taller.
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Would a 30 pound tank fit on a 1995 16' Casita? I was thinking of removing both 20 pounders and putting a 30 pound in and a bucket or some container to hold sewer stuff.

Remember, you have to lift and carry that 30 pound tank. That's 30 lbs. of propane and the weight of the tank itself. A 20 lb. tank weighs about 37.5 pounds total.
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When I occasionally towed our Scamp with our Subaru Outback, I frequently switched to single tank mode to get the tongue weight down (Outback 200 lb limit). I just used a plug on one side of the regulator to make sure no dirt got in or propane escaped and that gave me the opportunity to switch back to dual tanks when I used our Dakota for longer trips. That worked fine for me.
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How do you secure the bucket?
Bucket is same height as the 11 lb tank next to it so I made a hold down that is similar to what originally held the 20's. Just a piece of steel angle with notches on a threaded rod between the tank and bucket.
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