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Old 04-27-2019, 06:35 AM   #1
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Lp tank bracket rod size ?

Does anyone know off-hand what the LP tank shaft rod size is?

1/2 3/4 ?

I'm in a 2018 Bambi 19 CB.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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I believe it’s 5/8”. May be 1/2”. Give me a few and I’ll go check...
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I believe it’s 5/8”. May be 1/2”. Give me a few and I’ll go check...

Appreciate it.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:53 AM   #4
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https://www.google.com/search?q=LP+t...com&gws_rd=ssl
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ze-179799.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...are-56306.html

FYI FWIW
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Mine is 1/2” confirmed.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:12 AM   #6
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I searched and I got hundreds of results instead. Thanks
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:13 AM   #7
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Mine is 1/2” confirmed.


Awesome I appreciate the reply.

I'm looking at tank bracket locks to help deter thief's.
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Just drill a hole through the large wing nut and cross bar on tank cover and put a pad lock in it.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:30 AM   #9
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Like this....
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:37 AM   #10
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Theres not enough room. The brackets have changed. Mainly, the wing nut you see. Picture attached in just a minute.

There are a couple options online for 49$ that are pre drilled and make quick work of it and I dont have to drill anything. My preferred option.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:44 AM   #11
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There are different diameters on different models.
The threaded rod is smaller on my Safari than on my Excella.
Better measure!
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #12
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I've got a stainless steel cable I loop around the collar of one tank, over the cover bracket through the second tank and down to the coupler which i keep padlocked
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I use this lock https://www.etrailer.com/p-TLA7771.html
The price has increased since I purchased.
Scroll down the website and view the video.
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:43 PM   #14
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I did see that but wow expensive.
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:47 PM   #15
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Securing LP Tanks

Six ft. Kryptonite cable and padlock. Both tanks secured to trailer frame for $25.
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As someone said, there are two sizes. 1/2” and 9/16”. Contract Airstream and give them your VIN or year / model for the correct size.
My 27FB Safari is 1/2” while my friend’s 27FB Flying Cloud is 9/16”.
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As someone said, there are two sizes. 1/2” and 9/16”. Contract Airstream and give them your VIN or year / model for the correct size.
My 27FB Safari is 1/2” while my friend’s 27FB Flying Cloud is 9/16”.


My trailer is in my driveway. I suppose I could find a bag a half inch nuts and try one
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I'm frugal. I don't see why this won't work.
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I'm frugal. I don't see why this won't work.
If the rod breaks, and it can, consider small padlocks that go thru the openings on the ring at the bottom of the tank and the plate the tanks rest on.

Or a tank "garter belt" that lashes the tanks to the A frame. Slowing down a thief vs. Stopping one..
About the same result.
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If the rod breaks, and it can, consider small padlocks that go thru the openings on the ring at the bottom of the tank and the plate the tanks rest on.

Or a tank "garter belt" that lashes the tanks to the A frame. Slowing down a thief vs. Stopping one..
About the same result.
Yes, but the OP was interested in a lock for the wing nut and was considering a commercially made one for $49.


I just suggested an option, and answered the question asked.


Heck, I'd be more worried about the cover being stolen than the tank. A new one sells for $900!
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