Does Your Propane Tank Need Someone Looking Out For It ?

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Ductape

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   / Does Your Propane Tank Need Someone Looking Out For It ? #2  
Good Mornin Scott,
I just wedge it in between the passenger seat and the dash in my Dodge pu ! ;):)
 
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The chances are very good that most areas will have some pretty defined regulations as to how you transport Propane bottles and how big they may be before other regulations become applicable.:D
 
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The containers are built to a DOT specification for a reason. This is just a 'feel good' overkill designed to separate you from your money.
 
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I doubt if it is legal to carry propane tanks in a passenger compartment in most juridictions!
 
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I doubt if it is legal to carry propane tanks in a passenger compartment in most juridictions!

But that won't stop people from doing it! What about the bernz o matic bottle they just got at Home Cheapo, or the Coleman bottles for the camp stove? I wouldn't want them inside a vehicle that is on fire either...

The DOT finally addressed this for contractors, etc. with their 'Materials of Trade' regulations allowing Mr. Fix-It to carry a torch & flammable spray cans without having to placard his pickup.
 
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Love the pic of the tank strapped in the back like a kid:eek:. Thats gotta be legal:rolleyes: Around here you cant have a tank in the passenger compartment. Actually i dont think your even allowed it in the trunk, but im not sure.
 
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In fact you shouldn't have it in your garage/house either. Ever heard about yacht disappearing without a trace during good weather? Some countries don't allow propane on boats with enclosed quarters for that reason.
 
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I used to use bungee cords to hold 20# bottles in place in the bed of the pickup, but that didn't always work as well as I would have liked, so I went to The Container Store and bought a "milk crate". The "authentic" milk crates at $9.99 are just a bit too small, but the larger size at $14.95 (still cheaper than the Tank Nanny) is just right so a 20# bottle won't turn over in the bed of the pickup or in the trunk of the car (although I doubt that I'll ever take them to be refilled in the car). It would be easy enough to fasten that crate in a seat with the seat belt, but I can't imagine myself ever doing that.:D
 
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What do all the Subaru outback owners do? It is all passenger compartment. Do I have to rent a pickup to get my propane tank filled? Or strap it on the roof. Or put it in my Fel bucket and drive 5 miles on the road?
 
 
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