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Old 12-17-2006, 02:29 PM   #15
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I think I'll go purchase one of those new see thru tanks and flip it around, roll it around , bounce it around and so forth so I can give all a report on my visual findings.
See through tanks???
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:35 PM   #16
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yes i saw see through tanks somewere???????? ,help me GUNNER
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:36 PM   #17
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Doorgunner is referring to these:
The Lite Cylinder Co. - Revolutionary Propane Cylinders
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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Pretty impressive. I watched the test also. I bet those tanks cost a LOT!
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You can pick one up for about $100. Probably about 3-4 times the cost of a steel tank. They are 30% lighter...probably about the same as an aluminum tank. The cool thing is they come in different colors.
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High pressure tanks (2,000 -3,000 PSI) like used for Scuba or welding oxygen tanks pose their own special problem, if you knock off a valve or they burst. The energy comes from the compressed gas and the tank can act like a rocket. Not so with low pressure tanks like propane or acetylene at less than 100 psi. (Not to say they are not dangerous.)
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Sounds like some of the fancier upscale larger Airstreams are rolling disasters waiting to happen. Unless of course Airstream knows something we all don't know.
Nope, in fact it could be contended that they are more secure than vertical tanks given that they can only go in one way, rest within the main frame members and are secured with very beefy steel straps. The valves are protected by the same collar that vertical tanks have, too. The spare tire also resides beneath the tanks.

It'd take a pretty bizarre and unusual series of events to create a "disaster".
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Might be worth the investment to have a modest "piece of mind" knowing how much propane you have left. I wonder if three 20lb tanks would fit in the area my two 30lb tanks currently reside?
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It'd be great to get 30lb tanks or larger. If that happens and the tanks are as resonable as the 20lb tanks, I could see going for it from a weight savings perspective. The cool factor to me is nill, cause the tanks would be parked behind the factory tank cover, but do admit, they do look cool.
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