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JJTX 04-27-2019 05:35 AM

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.

GMFL 04-27-2019 05:42 AM

I believe it’s 5/8”. May be 1/2”. Give me a few and I’ll go check...

JJTX 04-27-2019 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by GMFL (Post 2235426)
I believe it’s 5/8”. May be 1/2”. Give me a few and I’ll go check...


Appreciate it.

OTRA15 04-27-2019 05:53 AM

https://www.google.com/search?q=LP+t...com&gws_rd=ssl
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ze-179799.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...are-56306.html

FYI FWIW

GMFL 04-27-2019 05:59 AM

Mine is 1/2” confirmed.

JJTX 04-27-2019 06:12 AM


I searched and I got hundreds of results instead. Thanks :)

JJTX 04-27-2019 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GMFL (Post 2235431)
Mine is 1/2” confirmed.



Awesome I appreciate the reply.

I'm looking at tank bracket locks to help deter thief's.

GMFL 04-27-2019 06:27 AM

Just drill a hole through the large wing nut and cross bar on tank cover and put a pad lock in it.

GMFL 04-27-2019 06:30 AM

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Like this....

JJTX 04-27-2019 06:37 AM

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Like this....



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.

A W Warn 04-27-2019 06:44 AM

There are different diameters on different models.
The threaded rod is smaller on my Safari than on my Excella.
Better measure!

Streamracer 04-27-2019 12:40 PM

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

Sovereign85 04-27-2019 02:30 PM

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.

JJTX 04-27-2019 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sovereign85 (Post 2235569)



I did see that but wow expensive.

Airhead59 04-27-2019 08:47 PM

Securing LP Tanks
 
Six ft. Kryptonite cable and padlock. Both tanks secured to trailer frame for $25.

Ronman 04-27-2019 09:14 PM

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”.

JJTX 04-28-2019 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronman (Post 2235691)
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 :D

Mollysdad 04-28-2019 07:02 AM

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I'm frugal. I don't see why this won't work.

Foiled Again 05-04-2019 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Mollysdad (Post 2235748)
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.

Mollysdad 05-04-2019 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Foiled Again (Post 2237895)
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!:cry::shock:


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