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Old 05-08-2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Propane security cable

I have my propane tanks secured to the trailer with a locked stainless steel cable. Two reasons:
  • It's too easy to get a mental picture of the hold down loosening up a couple turns and a tank dragging down the road held on only by the hose.
  • Aluminum tanks are pretty pricey, and I'd rather not have them wander off in the middle of the night.

If you're looking for a good, inexpensive pre-made cable, check this out:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232306000758
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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Iíve done the same. After have a tank stolen off my trailer when getting serviced at the dealerís lot. One tank was left so that the shroud concealed a missing tank.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:49 PM   #3
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I have my propane tanks secured to the trailer with a locked stainless steel cable. Two reasons:
  • It's too easy to get a mental picture of the hold down loosening up a couple turns and a tank dragging down the road held on only by the hose.
  • Aluminum tanks are pretty pricey, and I'd rather not have them wander off in the middle of the night.

If you're looking for a good, inexpensive pre-made cable, check this out:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232306000758
It can happen. I had 40 lb. come off held by hose, drug for few miles,ground bottom ring 1 side, if hose broke would have gone under, end of AS, luckily no other damage & tank still usable. Will look for cable as next time maybe not so lucky, or drill bottom ring of tank then pad lock w/loop to go into ring & over retaining loop on AS. This first time for over 65 yrs. AS stated it can happen. Maybe some one tried to steal tank as happened few miles from cg.
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