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Author Topic: where to put propane tanks MC-5?  (Read 1026 times)
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« on: June 05, 2009, 03:09:45 PM »

I'm thinking of where to locate my propane tanks.  right now they are in a very good spot, with one major problem - no ventilation.  they are in the rear luggage bay, which is good because it's handy to all of the propane using accessories.  But the bay has no ventilation when the doors are closed, and all I can think of is to cut a hole in the floor with a screen.  What have other people done?

thanks, Brian
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 04:14:59 PM »

I probably shouldn't admit this, but mine are in the rear bay, and I've never vented it, either. Always had intentions to, just never have taken the time to do it. We only use propane for cooking, so we seldom turn it on.


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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 04:23:28 PM »

Umless it has changed, NFPA code requires 1 sq. in. of vent space per 7 lb.s of propane. Vent should be divided between near the top of the compartment and the bottom.  Propane is heavier than air and will settle if a leak occurs. Jack
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 06:13:16 PM »

I admit it I'm in the same boat with my 5A. They are in the back tied to the front bulkhead. I have thought about putting a hole in the floor but the floor is part of the chassis being corrogated SS. How about a hole in the baggage door right at floor level and build a box around the tanks?
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 06:52:39 PM »

My main tank (40Gal built in) has a screened vent in the floor (4x24) plus the same in the door. My removeable 10Gal tank is boxed off with 5/8" plywood in the very frt bay with no venting which surprises me. It will be vented pretty soon (on the list) because that is where I tied in the 100Gal stationary tank also. Will
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 07:02:05 PM »

IBP may have a program for baggage door panels with vents punch out.  Call me on Monday and I'll be glad to check for you if your interested.  800-468-5287 x232

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 08:03:41 PM »

On my 79 5C, I moved the batteries to the injun compartment. The frame for the removed bus AC compressor was the perfect size for 2 group 31 batteries!  The battery compartment now holds two 30 lb LP tanks perfectly. I put alot more holes in the floor than the required 1 sq inch per 7 lbs.  HTH  JIm
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 08:28:14 PM »

Hi Brian,  we placed it in the middle bay under the kitchen of our 102a3. You can see pics at http://singinglandcruiser.blogspot.com/2009/05/propane-compartment-michael.html#comments
Hope this helps. All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 09:33:30 AM »

We removed that OTR heat/AC system and put a large propane tank in there.  It vents through the screen door in the old condensor compartment where we keep two removable tanks.  Total capacity is around 55 gallons.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 10:59:35 AM »

I have a large tank that sits over the batteries and next to the generator.  The batteries, tank and generator have vents that look like the house eave vents with louvres and screens.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 11:07:04 AM »

Mine are in the middle passenger side bay, right under the fridge. Counter top with propane stove top is on the oppisite side. I too want to do a little more work to it. What I did was make a comaprtment half the width of the cargo bay out of plywood. I made a floor out of 3/4 " plywood with round holes cut in it to accomidate the propane tanks. I then cut 2" holes in through these open areas under where the tanks sit,  as well as a hole at each corner and one inbetween the tanks through the floor.

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