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RollandB

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Vette Racer wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.
Neither of our two fifth wheels or two others I'm familiar with have locking doors for the propane access.


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Every 5er I have owned or looked at didn’t have locks on the propane access doors.
x3, NO locks!


X4, but I did drill the hold down between the two tanks to lick the wing nut with a long shank Masterlock I had on hand.


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When I put new locks on my fifth wheel storage compartments, I added one to the propane compartment door. My rule is whenever the propane is turned on, the compartment is unlocked

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time2roll wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.

I've owned a half dozen 5ers over the years and not one came with a lockable propane compartment. One could easily modify to a lock if they wanted to do so.

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RoyF wrote:

My understanding is that propane doors are supposed to be NOT locked so that gas can be turned off in case of fire, even if the occupant is not at home.


And unlocked propane compartments are required on ferries which have a checker who must be sure the bottles are turned off.

No problem padlocking the strap that holds the bottles in place.


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Who is going to steal a propane tank? They are not worth much to begin with. I got my last 2 for free. They were discarded because they had aged out. I just turned them in at an exchange station.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Who is going to steal a propane tank? They are not worth much to begin with. I got my last 2 for free. They were discarded because they had aged out. I just turned them in at an exchange station.

Tweakers. They want the propane, not the cylinder.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Who is going to steal a propane tank? They are not worth much to begin with. I got my last 2 for free. They were discarded because they had aged out. I just turned them in at an exchange station.


OP here,

My tanks are 30 Gallon tanks and all of the exchange locations only have 20 gallon tanks.

To purchase an empty tank the cost is $75.00 at Tractor Supply.

Tractor Supply 30 Gallon Propane Tank

$150.00 for two tanks plus the cost of propane is not a small amount of change for me.


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By law in both countries, I think , Propane assess doors need to be unlocked.. If you have a TT with 2 -30 lb'ers jusr get a long shank lock and lock the wing nut to the assembly.


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place a good chain and lock through the handles of the tanks and a very secure mount. place the lock behind so not so easy to get to.
think pick and cut resistant in the mounting of the chain/lock. one more layer to overcome. most crooks will just pass it by for a easy theft.


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