Originally Posted by pmcypress
I would think the Thuel box would be a lot cooler/safer than the Aluminess box.
I've already learned a lot here, but I saw one thing coming when you first posted. It's happened on this topic more than a few times. Every solution will have it's naysayers. I'm a fan of black Thule/Yakima roof boxes but they get HOT! I mean real hot
I think you are perfectly fine keeping it in the Aluminess box but that's just me.
I'll say again, the info posted here already has taught me a thing or two, but will it change my habits? Probably not. First off I wouldn't leave a tank in a vehicle that hot and mostly I try to avoid ever going anywhere that might happen.
A few years back, when I was a bit more concerned about this, I made a little angle iron rack to store 1 lb. cylinders under my van. Larrie, who bought that van, has the rack and the van now. Maybe if he has it mounted he could post a pic. If not it's buried in my pics somewhere.
I don't want to be the voice of eternal negativity but it's a wonder campers and RVs don't explode more often. They are a house and a car combined, each having several volatile components that get even more volatile when mixed, like running LP fridges, water heaters, etc. while bumping down rough roads or trails. Then there's the fact that we sleep just feet above huge (often full) fuel tanks. Would you build a house with a full fuel tank under your bed? This stuff will keep you up at night, which is why I recommend camping often and always drinking yourself to sleep.
Oh, if you're not disturbed yet then throw a lithium battery in there too, which have blown up many aircraft, yet we still have an undeniable love affair with for their benefits.
I'd love to talk about this more. I'm here to learn to and don't want to sound like a know it all. We could go camping and sit by a campfire and discuss it, 15 feet or so from our LP tanks and our fuel tanks and our batteries.