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Old 09-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #57
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I'm glad to hear that things look like they are working out for you. I was going to suggest cutting the feet but was reluctant to for your safety. Personally, I would modify the AS rather than the tank (so any tanks would probably work).

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Old 09-14-2009, 02:42 PM   #58
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astewart, that was my thinking exactly at first - modify the airstream...

...but when i realized the magnitude of the job, cutting off part of the cradle that is welded to the trailer frame and that it would have to be cut while inside the storage compartment which isn't even a foot tall...and that the back brace won't fit on properly with the tank with that foot on it, so you'd only have the front brace securing the tank in place...

...then i looked at the foot on the tank and it is connected to the base stand of the tank, not the tank itself, with only two tiny weld points about the size of a pea each...

...i decided it is better to cut off the foot so that I can carry these tanks the way they were meant to be carried in the airstream, with the cradle intact and both braces securing the tanks... and now that i've found out it is allowed by the propane association of canada i feel a little safer about it but you can bet i will be inspecting my tanks very carefully!!

i did confirm the tanks i bought are "vapour service" tanks which is the correct kind for rv use. phew. the propane supplier told me the rv tanks and the forklift tanks do indeed look very similar, so make sure you order "vapour service" and not liquid service (i.e. forklift tanks).


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Old 09-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #59
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Redstart - I haven't seen the insides for the horizontal tank mountings but based on the homework you have done, I believe you are making the best call. The vapour/liquid issue is what almost caused me to buy new tanks as the counter guy at Weld-tech assumed it was a liquid tank for a forklift (and there is an issue around "dip tubes").

Anyway, sound like we may both be o.k. on this .
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:32 PM   #60
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Yay!

Way ta go, Red! We knew you could do it!

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Glad this is getting solved because I don't live in Canada and don't have horizontal tanks, so why am I reading this? Maybe I like a detective story.

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Glad this is getting solved because I don't live in Canada and don't have horizontal tanks, so why am I reading this? Maybe I like a detective story.

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I love detective stories! Love em even more when I am NOT the detective

I could add to this story by sheepishly admitting that when i first started investigating this, the folks at Can Am told me they modify the tanks in some cases. I was suspicious that that was the correct thing to do. What can i say, haha, i tow with a 3/4 ton truck, not a 300M, so i guess i was doubtful. So, mea culpa, should have believed you and saved myself some trouble! In my defense, they didn't say that it was allowed by the PGAC....
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