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Old 05-05-2019, 08:07 AM   #21
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What about a 20 lb. tank in a pickup bed that has a cap on it?
I'd have no problem with that. Your tailgate is not airtight, so any leak will fall through the gap.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:40 AM   #22
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It would be easy to search the hundreds of photos of propane gone bad. Propane gas is not much the threat over other gas such as NG. It is when the liquid propane should leak. Transporting from the local refill station to home is different than transport for days and weeks. Why even take the chance?
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We carry 2x 20# LP tanks (generator + BBQ) in milk caartons in the back of our TV. Well vented. Would not travel long distance in an SUV without venting. I will add that LP is safer than gasoline which I have seen people carry in there SUV's "YIPES"
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:24 PM   #24
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. . . Transporting from the local refill station to home is different than transport for days and weeks.
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^^^^^^ x2

A 15 minute trip for us . . . a window or two open a bit.

[to clarify earlier post]
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:51 PM   #25
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would not travel anywhere in an suv, propane tanks or not. Saw somewhere on the web they were dangerous so it must be true. why would you want to put them inside an enclosed vehicle other than a truck bed?
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Faulty Refers are one of the most common causes for RV fires, for real. 🤔

No tanks but plenty of LP.

Where is that ash tray?

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:57 PM   #27
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Thanks, yes two 30 lbs... Just not sure how long these will last running a fridge, stove, etc. and then a generator and BBQ etc. Thought we'd need extra. Please advise.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:48 AM   #28
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Travelling with extra propane tanks

@brundom - you have 60#s of propane onboard your AS? You will be fine! We travel full-time and have boondocked/dry camped without ever running out of propane even when running the generator on propane. The bottles are easy to remove and take to be refilled. We do it all the time, as needed. Propane seems to be available everywhere, once you start looking for it. You can even search for it on GoogleMaps.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:50 AM   #29
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We used to carry the two 30# tanks on our 3 week road trips, but have found carrying one is more than we ever need. So we only travel with the one, no need to add the second one onto the tongue weight. We seldom use the furnace, just the heat pump as we don't travel in the cold months.
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Propane sources are also on the Allstays App.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:21 AM   #31
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Thanks, not having actual experience yet this info is very helpful.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:06 AM   #32
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We travel with 2 30 pound tanks. We use the gas stove a lot, gas WH all the time, propane heat and run the fridge on gas while we travel. We end up buying 1 tank of propane about once a month when in full travel and usage mode. It is very easy to find and buy propane on the road. We do not use it for barbecue grill or generator. I do not know how much a generator takes but I bet you do if you had it converted? I keep one tank open and one closed and switch manually and fill as soon as one bottle is empty so I know I always have about a months supply on board. I would suggest going with just the tanks on the trailer with one closed and one open. Watch how long it takes too empty. Then decide if you will need more tanks. I am betting you will be surprised at how long a tank lasts.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:10 AM   #33
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Well said, Bill.

Keep It Simple, Stu.

One tank open, one closed.

Refill when needed.

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... I keep one tank open and one closed and switch manually and fill as soon as one bottle is empty so I know I always have about a months supply on board.
That system doesn't work for us living/travelling during the cooler months. The furnace often runs at night. I don't fancy getting up to manually switch tanks, so I prefer to use the automatic switch over valve that came with our AS and just open the tank lid and check everyday to see if has switched over. I move the valve lever over to indicate the new full tank and remove the empty one and take it for refilling. That one now becomes the reserve tank.
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Thanks, good to know your usage experience. Another question is, how to connect to the AS quick connect port? Our generator regulator has the screw on connection that fits the threads on a standard tank. Are there adaptors available? If so, where to purchase?
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And to think hot air balloon pilots travel with balloon baskets inside of vans all over the country to events with 40-60 gallons of propane in the basket all the time. Rule has always been, "Show up full of fuel, leave full of fuel".

Now that I've read this thread, guess I'll never be attending another balloon event in my life.

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Do they carry the basket with the fuel in it home in a closed SUV? I would think while in flight a balloon basket is better vented than a Escalade.
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Thanks, good to know your usage experience. Another question is, how to connect to the AS quick connect port? Our generator regulator has the screw on connection that fits the threads on a standard tank. Are there adaptors available? If so, where to purchase?
As your generator has a regulator it won't work from the low pressure port on the Airstream. You would need to check with the generator manufacturer to see if they have a kit so you could remove their regulator and run a hose with a quick disconnect to the low pressure port.
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Thanks, good to know your usage experience. Another question is, how to connect to the AS quick connect port? Our generator regulator has the screw on connection that fits the threads on a standard tank. Are there adaptors available? If so, where to purchase?


Which generator do you have?
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Doing some checking for our tip this summer, I discovered that many ferries and tunnels have restrictions on the number and size of propane tanks you can travel with. We had planned to travel with an extra 30 lb tank, but will leave it home to be in compliance with the rules.
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