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3rd Propane Tank

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Felt the need to share my propane journey with you all. I ordered my first tank in February. After finally figuring out where to find it on my rig, I discovered the previous owner (twice removed) had hooked up a vertical tank where there should be a horizontal. So I removed that one and purchased my first $175 horizontal tank. I had the appointment set at the RV dealer to get my line checked prior to hooking her up. The day prior to taking her in I discovered the tank had vanished! A faulty latch or possible theft I presumed. So I ordered a new one and replaced the latch with a lock. I order said tank, I fill said tank, I make another appointment to get my line checked, and low and behold yesterday I discover she has vanished again. I've just ordered my third tank, am planning on reinforcing the latch and bolting the sucker on when she arrives.

 

It's been a year without a functioning kitchen. I'm really tired of PB&J and Chinese Take-out.

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I doubt you want to hear this, but AFAIK it's illegal to lock your propane compartment door. I believe to allow access to shut off the propane in case of fire/accident.

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Chain and a padlock? Large dog?

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If it's removable just keep it someplace safe and install it when you go on a trip.

Druggies use propane tanks to transport anhydrous ammonia. That stuff is very corrosive stuff so they need replacement tanks often. They have also been known to go to big box stores and buy exchange tanks, release all the propane and use the empty tank for their trade. Then exchange the damaged tank for a fresh one. If you use exchange tanks look carefully for green corrosion around the valve

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