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DutchmenSport

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Posted: 12/11/19 11:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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The factory mounted propane tanks, are (7) seven inches from the rear of the camper. Just smashing the tank usually will not cause a explosion unless there is also a spark associated after the puncture


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Posted: 12/11/19 12:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To the op - consider looking for a new or used frame mounted DOT underbody tank that you leave on the truck. You can connect with a quick coupling when you load your camper.

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Posted: 12/11/19 12:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I measured the distance the factory mounted tanks are from the rear of the vehicle (7) seven inches. that is seven inches of fiberglass. the bumper on my 10-2cdse is refereed to as a patio bumper so there would be substantial steel protecting the tank. A puncture of a propane tank does not equal explosion.

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Posted: 12/11/19 12:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a refrigeration bottle mount that I picked up at the local HVAC supply house to mount two 20 lb. bottles to the back of my first FW and never had an issue. The FW was a light model and had one bottle in a cabinet on the rear corner of the FW. I had the local propane dealer build me a hose that would reach from the cabinet to the bottles on the bumper. Google refrigeration bottle rack and lots of options.

It was similar to this.

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Posted: 12/11/19 01:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

devildog1971 wrote:

The factory mounted propane tanks, are (7) seven inches from the rear of the camper. Just smashing the tank usually will not cause a explosion unless there is also a spark associated after the puncture


Yep - but sparks/collision happen and proximity to the spark is a factor. I find it difficult to believe that any govt/fire dept recommends placing propane on the bumper of any vehicle.


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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.

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I don't get it. I get about 2 months from one 20# propane tank. That includes cooking, hot water for showers and occasional use of the furnace. In colder weather, I might use the furnace enough to go through one tank a month. If it gets any colder than that, I head South.

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discovery4us wrote:

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..

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JimK-NY wrote:

I don't get it. I get about 2 months from one 20# propane tank. That includes cooking, hot water for showers and occasional use of the furnace. In colder weather, I might use the furnace enough to go through one tank a month. If it gets any colder than that, I head South.


And he is planning on running a propane fired built in generator which eats alot of propane. While I think they run alot longer than he said (more like 7 hours on a 20lb bottle), 2 days of camping in the summer with the AC going will kill 2 full bottles easily.


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