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Old 11-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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LP Tank holder location

I ran into an issue while installing a Hensley Cub. The frame bracket mount location conflicts with the location of the LP tanks by a few inches.
Is there any reason the tank holder/tanks couldn't be moved forward on the A frame?

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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LP Tank holder location

Greetings my3sonsdad!

Originally Posted by my3sonsdad View Post
I ran into an issue while installing a Hensley Cub. The frame bracket mount location conflicts with the location of the LP tanks by a few inches.
Is there any reason the tank holder/tanks couldn't be moved forward on the A frame?
The position of the LP Tank holder has had to be adjusted on both of my coaches. There are a few considerations to be made when repositioning the holder:
  • When pushing the tanks forward (toward tow vehicle), be sure that you allow for adequate room to operate your jack . . . more obvious if the jack is manual . . . but you also need to allow room to operate the manual tool if the electric jack decides to take a holiday.
  • The LP Tank holders utilized by Airstream/Argosy were of several designs. The design with a partial bottom or lip upon which the tanks rest is easies to reposition as it doesn't use direct contact with the hitch frame as part of the tank support. If the holder on your coach is just an upright ring around the bottom of the tanks with not retaining lip or bottom structure then it is critical that adequate contact between tank bottom and hitch structure be maintained to support the tanks (both of my coaches have this type of design . . . a welder modified the ring on the Overlander to include a support lip for the tanks when it was repositioned).
  • When pushing the tanks rearward (toward trailer), be sure to check clearances for fresh water fill if it is on the front of your coach . . . as well a maintaining enough room to open your front window/rock guard. When I had my tanks repositioned on the Overlander, I took the opportunity to upgrade to 40 pound Worthington Aluminum tanks and this reduced the room (even with tanks far forward) for the front window to open . . . the window can now only be opened about 75% without removing the LP tanks.
Good luck with your investigation and research!

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