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Old 10-22-2013, 08:44 PM
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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.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:06 AM
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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.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 AM
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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
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:27 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:31 PM
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Now it makes a more comfortable seat too
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:36 PM
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That's my kinda thinking!
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:52 PM
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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.
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Well I proved to myself that I could make it, so the main objective is crossed off at least... 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:
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:54 PM
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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 ). He was wondering if it's even legal to have a tank there, anyone know?

A quick search revealed some equally precarious solutions, IMO:





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