View Full Version : Propane tank holder ideas

06-09-2013, 09:17 AM
I'm looking for ideas to add a propane tank mount to my Slee bumper. Ideally I'd like to be able to fit both the bike rack on the spare tire carrier as well as a propane tank. The standard bbq 20lb tank looks like it'd be a challenge to fit so I'm considering a 10lb size tank.

I've found a couple of brackets that might work but they are kinda wimpy. I prefer something that will securely retain the tank when bumping along on a rocky trail. The Vanagon pic shows a 10lb tank.

06-09-2013, 09:50 AM
I have a lil 5# propane tank that is easy to secure just about anywhere. It's usually enough gas to do all the cooking for two people for about 3 weeks.

06-09-2013, 10:49 AM
Here's a few....tanks/mounts

2-5 gal mount

Or, how about this?

A 10-20lb Powertank bracket would probably work too....but they make a bracket specifically for propane.

06-09-2013, 10:29 PM
Thanks. Those are the type of mounts I'm looking for.

06-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Milk crate and a bungee cord.

kidding of course. Welding bottle tank holders are another option.

06-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Thanks. Those are the type of mounts I'm looking for.

I was doing some looking around the other day for mounts. I toyed with the idea of my Powertank and/or an LPG tank mounted on the bumper or swing out.

Curious to know what you decide to do.

06-10-2013, 11:20 AM
I have a roll bender that will roll up to 1" flat bar. can make ya something...

06-10-2013, 12:06 PM
I'd also consider a tank you can permanently mount under the vehicle.

10-21-2013, 11:17 PM
Hey Bruce I just ordered a couple brackets for this, going to attempt to add a 20# propane tank to my swing-out coffee table..

I ordered this one http://www.amazon.com/Th-112-4BS-Bracket-Tank-Holder/dp/B0037QFNYM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_3

And I ordered this one http://www.amazon.com/Propane-Crawler-Bracket-Forklift-Heavy/dp/B004HWOMRO/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1


Why two? Well, the one that seems to work the best is going on the 100, the other one I'll make work on the camper, as I still need to make that happen.. I will post up when/if I get something here.

10-22-2013, 09:20 AM
Adventure trailer makes one from a pelican case mount that is VERY slick and rock solid, but it looks like you've got it under control.

10-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Those tank mounts look nice but are kinda big, especially the 33# horizontal mounts. If you can easily make them fit your 20# tank, I might be able to do something similar for a 10# tank - it's 9" in dia. It wouldn't take much to create the whole thing from some flat stock but I'd like to have a slick latch that will securely hold the tank and be easy to remove the tank for use.

10-24-2013, 07:06 AM
fyi - usually, unless you are swimming in time, these type of things are cheaper bought rather than made. I often buy pre-made, then re-configure/make new bracketry. - just a thought.

10-24-2013, 08:31 AM
I would be a bit leary about having propane on the back where it could get ruptured easily. I used a frontrunner 2 gas can basket on my roof rack to carry a 20 lber

10-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Neighbor down here got one of these http://www.kanzoutdoors.com/product51.html and found a steel pipe the right diameter to house it and act as protection. Its mounted on his rear swing arm next to a pair of scepters and his hi-lift. Sorry I can find a pic. But its a nice compact design.

10-24-2013, 04:27 PM
Although this doesn't have anything to do with mounting the tank on the outside of a rig, I added a safety cage on top of my tank to reduce the chance of the tanks being accidentally turned on. The cage is really helpful if you happen to store the tank inside and gear gets put on top of the tank.

10-24-2013, 09:31 PM
Now it makes a more comfortable seat too:hill:

10-25-2013, 01:36 PM
That's my kinda thinking!:D

Caribou Sandstorm
10-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Bruce I went through this a few weeks back for my trailer.

I ended up going with ATs 5lb set up because it fit my trailer.

AT also makes a 10 lb mount. They also sell the tank. Manchester brand.

I also really liked the Powertank option.

If you like the AT option, You might call Mario and see when he is coming back through Denver. Saves shipping charge.

11-04-2013, 10:19 AM
Well I proved to myself that I could make it, so the main objective is crossed off at least... :weld: The latch works really well, you can crank it down to hold a can really tightly.

Beyond that, it does hang a bit off the back though, I'm not worried about bonking it while wheeling, but it'd be the crumple zone in a rear-end accident. I'll have it out on Wednesday... :popcorn:

11-04-2013, 01:54 PM
So I showed a guy at work here who wheels, asked him if he thought I was genius or crazy.. (this question comes up quite a bit for me, honestly :lmao:). He was wondering if it's even legal to have a tank there, anyone know?

A quick search revealed some equally precarious solutions, IMO:




11-04-2013, 01:57 PM
One more..

and here's a thread that gives lots of reasons for never transporting a tank on its side http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=104109

That would be my alternate method, as I've done that before just strapped it to the rack on top. But sounds like that's an even worse idea... :(

12-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Bruce, did you see this one?


12-14-2013, 09:12 PM
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration



01-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Don't even have to take the heater off, ready for the snow run! :lmao:

01-13-2014, 05:25 PM
note to self about driving behind Nakman... lol

01-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Wow. Love it Tim!

01-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Hey Tim, I see a big problem with the way it sticks out to the side. on tight trails you will hit tree limbs or even trees on off camber spots. I have my axe and shovel mount on my roof rack mounted tight to the rack and have lost the shovel several times catching branches even with quick fist clamps. just a thought seeing that. Dan

01-14-2014, 12:16 PM
I think it was a joke :D:D

01-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Tim, put it on a boom so you can warm your tent!

01-14-2014, 12:59 PM
What I really like is the mobile nerf basketball hoop he's got on the other side. you only see the back of it.

01-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Oh man, a b-ball hoop is a fantastic idea, I think I have one of those somewhere... :bolt:

01-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Oh man, a b-ball hoop is a fantastic idea, I think I have one of those somewhere... :bolt:

edit: and yeah Dan, just having a little fun here.... thanks, Isaac. :beer: