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2oldman

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Posted: 11/18/20 01:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I doubt I'll be worrying about theft of my propane tanks. Or my satellite dish. Or my solar panels.

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BurbMan wrote:

Not a good idea....if there was ever a fire, those tanks need to be removed from there quickly to avoid an explosion. I would not want them locked to the trailer in any way shape or form.

This is exactly why the doors on 5th Wheels where propane tanks are stored don't have locks on them.


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Bionic Man wrote:

maybe not while camping. But I have heard of it happening on off-site storage.
Anything and everything can be stolen from storage.

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agesilaus wrote:

I have never heard of anyone having a propane tank stolen in 40 years of camping


I have. The jerks were hitting a park at night and stealing tanks from multiple RVs.

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Posted: 11/18/20 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe lock the tanks while the RV is in offsite storage, but I would unlock before taking the rig on the road.


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Have any of you hear experience tank theft or swapping?


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My buddy had both 30lb tanks stolen from his trailer parked in his driveway. He bought new ones and did the same thing the OP did. I followed suit and did it also.

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capacitor wrote:

My buddy had both 30lb tanks stolen from his trailer parked in his driveway. He bought new ones and did the same thing the OP did. I followed suit and did it also.


Ah well, you folks made theft legal in Cali after all.

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These work too.
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BurbMan wrote:

Not a good idea....if there was ever a fire, those tanks need to be removed from there quickly to avoid an explosion. I would not want them locked to the trailer in any way shape or form.


It may even be illegal so fire fighters can remove them quickly...think if the back of the trailer is on fire, you don't want to be trying to remember where the key is...and yes, I've seen this exact scenario play out (minus the lock).

Also, there was a seasonal campground we stayed at and they caught the staff who stayed in their camper over the winter swapping out tanks from the rigs that were left there over the winter...so yes, it happens.


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