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RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

I hate the heat and doubt I'll ever go camping where my camper sits out in the direct sunlight all day when it in the upper 90s, I hate the heat. Did I already mention that I hate the heat? Me three.. I remember sleeping(trying to) in the cabover bed of one of my TC's when it was in the 90's out and swatting skeeters that snuck in..Oh what a miserable night.. I told myself..Self..Never again!
jaycocreek 12/13/19 10:51am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Lol at bringing 2, 100lb bottles camping for elk season! You said a 30lb'er lasts you 3-6 days and you bring enough for an extra 4-6 weeks? Reading comp is not a strong point huh..LOL I said I usually take one(1) and that I have two(2)...I have two(2) because when I was full-timing I had one for each side plumbed into my TT for 100% out in the hills with no RV park or even in a mobile home spot,they would stop by and fill the 100# tanks when they filled the big mobile home tanks.. And just for the record,when out hunting 100 miles from the nearest propane or gas pump,you can't have enough propane or gasoline and why I always take enough of both...5 gallons of gas to those that don't think ahead is worth a case of beer or a fifth way out there and there glad to trade..Laughing
jaycocreek 12/13/19 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

The most extreme time was at Arches NP in July or August several years ago. We managed to get some hiking in before it got too hot one day, but when we got back to the camper it was well over 100 degrees, and the sun was shining directly on the corner of the camper where the built-in Generac is installed. The outside of the camper was too hot to even touch. I started the generator up to cool the camper off so we could rest and get cleaned up before getting on the road, and it ran for about 15 minutes before its over-temp limit switch shut it down. That figures. Humm,interesting..I have had a Yamaha portable gen do that exact same thing but not one of the built in Onan's I have had in a couple Class C's..My Honda 3K has not done that either.. I am on the fence about having or not having a built in gen in my last and final TC..In the Class C's I have owned they came in real handy and ran in blistering heat without issue but then it was gasoline Onan's not propane..I have heard a bunch of stories of trouble with Onan generators but I have never had any trouble,myself..But I used them alot,not just once in a while.. During a typical hunting trip of 1-2 weeks,I used an average of a 7 gallon bottle every 3-4 days maybe even 5-6 depending on temps..That is why I have two 25 gallon bottles that I usually take atleast one because refilling propane 100 miles from anywhere, is not an option.. My need for a TC mounted gen would only be for trips to the city for medical needs and stays not in a motel room..I do have the window AC that works great but that needs a gen set and would be not advised in a Walmart or city hide-away,even temporarily.. So like the op but for my reasons,carrying an extra tank or two makes sense for those times you did not plan on for the AC or furnace/Cat heater.. IMHO all TC's should have two 30# propane bottles which would solve a lot of issues while two 20#,especially if exchanged,don't fill the needs of longer stay's in extreme temps... If the op does a google search he will find many propane tank holders that will bolt to that huge bumper found on most new truck campers to carry anything from propane bottles to even a small Honda or Yamaha..Lots of room there for extra's..
jaycocreek 12/13/19 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

jaycocreek, I usually only fill my tanks up once or twice per year. I only use my generator to top off the batteries. I’m pretty sure I’m only around 60-70 hrs on my generator in 13 years. With LEDs and using the sunscreen cloth I just don’t use that much propane. When I’m moving, my batteries top off with the truck since we don’t use that much battery power. Frankly, if I was going to stay inside all of the time, I would probably just stay home. I can understand if you are forced to hangout while kids are doing an event, etc. But otherwise, how much AC are you going to need with the exception of Southeast with high humidity and high temperature late into the night. So, again, what’s the OP doing that he needs 4 tanks for one trip? If it’s generator, he’d be better off moving to a gasoline model. Propane is one of the most expensive/inefficient fuels for a generator. Not to mention they make a lot more noise. In TC generators are convenient, but they are also the most expensive generator solution. Jim..1-Try going hunting for a week in October or November in Idaho or Montana and see how much propane you use to stay warm and keep the lines from freezing..2-5 gallon tanks just don't cut it. 2-Spend all day out on your ATV or fishing/whatever and come back to a TC that has done nothing but act like an oven all day when you were gone and it's 95 degrees out and see just how long you have to run the genny to cool it down and it's still 95 outside and your just pain tired.. We all use our TC's differently and you can't walk in another mans shoes unless you take his path which may or may not be totally different than yours making his needs completely different than yours.
jaycocreek 12/13/19 04:15am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

OP still hasn’t said what he plans to do with that much propane. That’s more important than figuring out how to carry more. Seriously...The Northern Lite only has two five gallon bottles while something like the Arctic Fox has two seven gallon bottles..So three five gallon bottles(carrying one extra) would equal basically the capacity of and Arctic Fox TC or a standard TT without carrying an extra tank... Supposedly most TC manufacturers went to the five gallon bottles for ease of exchange but limiting severely(IMO) the propane needed for winter camping and summer heat...Oh and they weigh less..Laughing.. While I am looking for my last TC I will ever buy,propane capacity is a big concern for me and the times of the year I camp..If I got a TC with a propane generator,I also would be looking for a way to carry more propane to atleast equal what AF has as standard which would be one extra five gallon tank..
jaycocreek 12/12/19 07:31pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

There are alot of reasons to carry extra propane in a TC..Extended stays in cold weather and ofcorse, running a propane generator..I have 2-25 gallon propane tanks and one 10 gallon tank I use for extended stays but with a truck camper,you need a way to haul it such as an atv trailer or what the op asked about on those huge rear bumpers.. I used this 10 gallon tank with my old Lance for Stealhead fishing when the temps never reached 30 degree's in the day and dipped below zero at night.. height=440 width=640
jaycocreek 12/11/19 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

tow rax holder This might be another option. Would need to strap them in but they would be well contained. I have seen cargo and TH use these for propane and gas containers. I like that one for maybe my needs with a smaller TC bumper..I like the idea it is covered kinda on all four sides...Like the op,it would be nice to have pre-made attachments that can just bolt to a TC bumper without the need for a hitch haul or towing a trailer for the extra's most TC people like to have around..
jaycocreek 12/11/19 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

The op asked: we bought a 2019 northern lite it has the two little propane bottles like you see on b b q grills. I am looking for a way to mount either two of the same size tanks to the large bumper or even better say a 20 or 30 pound and never have to use the small ones that are so hard to get in and out. Thank those of you for helping with this according to cummins the generator will run for 3.5 hours on one tank that came with the camper. I have seen one northern lite with a tank on the bumper and the hose ran through to the mount inside the compartment. hope it can be done Nothing else!
jaycocreek 12/11/19 11:01am Truck Campers
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jaycocreek 12/11/19 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

As usual,most are not addressing what the op asked,just reasons why he should not do it, which he did not ask.. That might be acceptable for off road travel without traffic but not very safe for on road at highway speeds . Don't know from where most of you are but gas cans on the bumper/side mount or front and roof are very common in this area and not on off road vehicles only..In my to many years I have never heard of a gas explosion from a bumper mount gas can and certainly not from a rear mounted propane tank...Do any of the doomsdayers have any idea how many people carry extra propane tanks/gas cans on hitch hauls???? A bunch... Oh,someone link me to a gas can explosion mounted on the rear of a vehicle or propane explosion as asked here...PS..Never use Silicone(laffin)
jaycocreek 12/11/19 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Here is a link to several propane brackets that can easily be mounted to your rear TC bumper. TC Propane mounting brackets
jaycocreek 12/11/19 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

There are several propane brackets(mounts)available that could easily attach to the rear bumper of your TC to carry extra propane.. As to the danger of it,just look at all the 5 gallon gas cans attached to the rear of jeeps etc,the preferred mounting place it seems.. I have also considered doing as you want to but I have a small rear bumper in comparison..When towing an ATV trailer the issue of extra propane/gas/whatever is kinda mute..
jaycocreek 12/11/19 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

When take my Yamaha Rhino and trailer,I use this grill.. height=440 width=640 height=440 width=640 height=440 width=640
jaycocreek 12/10/19 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

Not funny but,hahahaha....You pulled a Jayco(Me)... I did something similar with my cover..Left the cable jacks on it when I put the cover on and the fraid wire cable put a nice little slash in it from the wind..Has not gotten any worse which says alot for the covers we have... I use a small 750/1000/1500 watt electric heater in it mostly at home..750 watts makes quite a difference yet is easy on the electric bill..
jaycocreek 12/08/19 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Anza Borrego to the Sequoia’s for Thanksgiving Break

jaycocreek 12/06/19 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

My opinion only.. If given the choice on RV double pane windows or not,I would pass..The reason is when doing most of my travels on mountain backroads the seals in the window failed on more than one occasion making for a foggy window just like a house double pane can do with a window shaker AC.. They used to make storm windows for all RV's which it seams they don't do anymore..I liked them and prefer them to double pane.. Maybe the double pane works for those that don't spend the majority of there time off road but they don't for me..I see little difference in summer or winter between the two mostly because of the use of reflectix in non used windows in extreme temps.
jaycocreek 12/03/19 05:54am Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 with a TC made Truck Camper Magazines calendar for 2020.. height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 12/01/19 04:44pm Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

I have a 35 gallon tote or I could use the sewer clean out at the house...I usually just use the tote though. I had a RV 30 Amp hookup put in near the water and sewer for full hookups for an RV...Comes in handy sometimes.
jaycocreek 11/29/19 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: NEWS STORY: Ford/Lance guardrail bridge

I just took mine off for winter driving.. Really, I thought you needed it to snow plow. :D Naw.I plow snow with this..The 2WD-DRW is used to pull out stuck 4X4's..LOL...To much weight can be worse than not enough weight! If I had a choice of the truck camper loaded in snow and ice or unloaded,I would choose unloaded around here..I prefer adding my own weight to a pickup for traction..With a truck camper(mine) it's 4000#or nothing..To much.. height=640 width=440 height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 11/29/19 05:20am Truck Campers
RE: extra fresh water

I get a kick out of some people and the worries about grey water and dumping..I guess where you camp it might matter but around here it doesn't.. Think about all the backpackers and tent campers,where does there waist water and even pooh go?..Yup,behind a tree or under a rock or log and nobody says a word...
jaycocreek 11/28/19 12:21pm Truck Campers
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