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Old 05-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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You might want to re-consider carrying propane in your tow vehicle.

See:

Plumber's car explodes near Vancouver apartments - British Columbia - CBC News
I agree there is some danger involved with this.

Here is a guy whose FJ blew up from an acetylene leak from a tank inside his truck (he was inside at the time). http://http://www.leftlanenews.com/photos/man-survives-toyota-fj-cruiser-exploding-while-inside-aftermath-inside-picture-1.html
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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There's a reason you aren't supposed to carry flammable gas inside your vehicle...

If you've got a pickup, put it in the back. If you don't, well, I've never figured out how you're supposed to fill your propane tanks...
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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Thanks, I will now plan on keeping the small tank in the trailer not the tow vehicle (but I don't want my Escape blowing up either).
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #14
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Get yourself one of those milk crates to hold the tank upright. I keep mine on the floor in the trailer. And, get a cap for the nozzle, if it doesn't come with one. I think there is more air leakage in the trailer than a car.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=dbailey;26286If you've got a pickup, put it in the back. If you don't, well, I've never figured out how you're supposed to fill your propane tanks...[/QUOTE]
You carry them in your vehicle... but just long enough to get from the filling station to your house, so there is little chance of a big temperature increase causing the tank to vent, or of slight leakage accumulating to a significant level. A few minutes of driving home is very different from all day towing the trailer.

Since your vehicle tows a trailer, it has a hitch. You can put a small cargo carrier on the hitch to carry propane tanks to and from the filling station (not while towing), but I'm sure propane tanks hanging off the back will raise concerns as well!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:37 PM   #16
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We solved the issue of hauling a second propane tank for the camp stove and BBQ by getting the dual propane option on the trailer. No longer have to worry where the second tank travels and it is always with us riding safely outside on the trailer. Easy to take it off and move it to where we need it for cooking or just hook up next to the front of the trailer by just adding the tee adapter and hose. Also takes away the concern of running out of propane with only one tank. Does add more weight to the tongue though.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:04 AM   #17
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I have dual propane on the tongue and carry a 10 lb. tank inside the trailer, which, BTW, is not supposed to happen when you take the ferry to the island. Just another consideration. Limit is two tanks. I don't know if that includes those one-pounders.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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You carry them in your vehicle... but just long enough to get from the filling station to your house, so there is little chance of a big temperature increase causing the tank to vent, or of slight leakage accumulating to a significant level. A few minutes of driving home is very different from all day towing the trailer.
Of course that's what I've always actually done. Just not sure about what you're supposed to do. Observing what others do, the defacto standard is as you suggest, but a little time with google suggests awkward things, like in the trunk but leaving the trunk open, or in the passenger compartment, but leaving a window open.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #19
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Hi. ? Anyone know of a law in B.C. agaict carrying a propane tank on a trailer hitch carrier on the back of a trailer and likewise gas tanks?.
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