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Old 05-05-2016, 09:51 AM   #1
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Just bought a 2016 Airstream Classic. Does anyone know how I can lock the propane tank container and the battery box on the front hitch?

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Old 05-05-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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The hold down for the propane is a large wing nut. You can drill a hole through this and use a regular pad lock.

On the battery box you might be able to replace the turn type closure with a keyed one from a hardware store or drill a hole on either side of the battery box for small padlocks.

If the thief wants it they will figure a way.


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Old 05-06-2016, 07:12 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the info. I'll give it a try.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:56 PM   #4
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Our 2008 Classic came with the dual locking battery boxes.

Never thought about securing the tanks, tho.

Now that you mention it, might be a good idea... just to keep folks honest.

I think a cable lock thru the LP tank handles then down around the A-frame should work.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:41 PM   #5
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It would be unwise to lock the lid of the propane box since that would prevent rapid access to the valves in the event of a fire or leak.

There isn't much clearance between the wing nut and the cover.

I would suggest a lightweight cable lock through the handle openings in the top part of the tank, and around the frame. And good insurance...
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:41 PM   #6
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I drilled a hole in the handle on the propane tank, thru the bracket and put in a padlock. The battery box is simply a piece of hardware. I bought a replacement locking one at Home Depot along with one for the refrige door as I have a self actuating fire extinguisher in there.

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:00 PM   #7
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All good suggestions for securing the propane tanks.

I have never run across anyone who has ever reported a stolen propane tank, nor have I ever heard of anyone on the Forum having their tank stolen.

Have any of you ever had your tank(s) stolen?

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