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Old 07-26-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever had their propane tanks stolen?

I came across this propane lock from Amazon and AirStream has something very similar.

Is this something to consider as a "NEED" or a "WANT"?
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Hi, drill a hole in the wing nut and the propane tank cover cross bar; Then install a pad lock. Or buy this lock kit.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:15 AM   #3
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Has anyone ever had their propane tanks stolen?

I came across this propane lock from Amazon and AirStream has something very similar.

Is this something to consider as a "NEED" or a "WANT"?
Never had them stolen and do not lock them.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:43 AM   #4
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I've never had them stolen and I've never heard of any getting stolen.
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I used a long shank bicycle lock on my Bambi II because the tank was not covered. I do not lock the tanks on my Safari. Tanks are cheap and I have good insurance. I store my trailer at home. I might feel different if I was forced to use public storage.
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I've been advised to secure my tanks at a couple of places I've stayed. I was told "Aluminum tanks are especially popular with thieves."
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Hi, drill a hole in the wing nut and the propane tank cover cross bar; Then install a pad lock. Or buy this lock kit.
I did the same - very effective and cheap protection.

I have had lots of thefts from my campsites and travels over the years (fortunately nothing too costly) so I lock just about everything now.
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Has anyone ever had their propane tanks stolen?

I came across this propane lock from Amazon and AirStream has something very similar.

Is this something to consider as a "NEED" or a "WANT"?
I don't lock my tanks. I have the 40# aluminum tanks and have my name and phone number painted on them. In six years of traveling I've never had a problem with anything being stolen. I know my time will come sooner or later and we'll get dinged but it's enough of a hassle to secure everything all the time that I'm willing to take my chances.

Much depends on where you park.
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I have had a propane tank stolen and because they left the empty one sitting right next to it, I'm am fairly sure they wanted the propane.. not the tank. The cost of the propane is trivial - the replacement cost for an aluminum tank is not. Lock em up.
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Anyone looking to lock up their propane cylinders should be made aware that it's okay to lock up the cylinders, but don't ever lock the cylinder cover! The cover has to be readily openable for fire protection purposes, in case it becomes necessary to shut off the flow of propane at the source.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #11
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I did the same - very effective and cheap protection.

I have had lots of thefts from my campsites and travels over the years (fortunately nothing too costly) so I lock just about everything now.
Can you guys show me pictures?
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Can you guys show me pictures?

Aloha! 😀

Try this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ock-36720.html

I found it by googling "Airforums propane tank lock"

Good luck!
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Aloha! 😀

Try this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ock-36720.html

I found it by googling "Airforums propane tank lock"

Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:28 PM   #14
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Speaking from experience, lock your tanks. I had my Airstream at the dealer for servicing. One tank was stolen leaving the second to hold the cover in place. When I got home, I discovered the missing tank. The dealer would not take responsibility since it wasn't discovered until I left their lot. I now use a bike cable and lock the tankers to the frame below.


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