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Old 05-27-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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propane tank diameter? gallons

Hi everybody

I tried searching the forum but "propane tank" was too common and didn't show any results

I'm looking to buy a propane tank for my DIY build.

I will have a 3way fridge, propex furnace, 2 counter top burners, a standard bbq and a girard tankless water heater.

I was thinking of getting an 11.2gal manchester tank 32"12" diam. (#6817)

PPL motorhomes is selling them at 412$ + 10$ shipping is that a good price?

Is there any other options or manufacturers? The only other one I found is Stonewell bodies, the price is the same as PPL but I don't know If their tanks have the same options as the Manchester model?

http://store.stonewellbodies.com/pro...&idcategory=30

I have seen tanks specially for conversion projects with all the fittings aligned at the side bottom of the tank, from looking at the pictures this one is not like that and I would need to add an access hatch on the side of the van and I don't want to do that.



Is there any danger if the tank is installed close to the refrigerator's bottom vent?

12" diameter seems like a very tight fit and with that guard it's even tighter, has anyone ever installed one By any chance?
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: propane tank diameter? gallons

12" will be a tight fit........I have rear heat & air so on my driver's side frame rail there are refrigerant and coolant lines that take up space. My 8" diameter tank will be a tight fit there.

The Manchester van style (with the low fittings) come in at least 8", 10" & 12" diameter and in several lengths, around 24" and 32" long.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/lp-g ... zontal.htm

I picked up my 8" diameter tank from GoWesty:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id=

The 8" tank comes in a longer length as well:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id=


....and there are numerous smaller versions for WV buses:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id=
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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12" will be a tight fit........I have rear heat & air so on my driver's side frame rail there are refrigerant and coolant lines that take up space. My 8" diameter tank will be a tight fit there.

I picked up my 8" diameter tank from GoWesty:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id=

The 8" tank comes in a longer length as well:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id=
Hey! Sounds like we have the same van setup.

How did your install of the tank go? Any pictures?

I'm thinking of getting the longer version you linked to above, but I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on such an expensive item if it's going to be impossible to actually install. Not to mention, I still have to pay for all the plumbing, fittings, regulators, etc. etc. It's a spendy necessity!
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Hey! Sounds like we have the same van setup.

How did your install of the tank go? Any pictures?

I'm thinking of getting the longer version you linked to above, but I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on such an expensive item if it's going to be impossible to actually install. Not to mention, I still have to pay for all the plumbing, fittings, regulators, etc. etc. It's a spendy necessity!
Here is the install thread.........you don't necessarily need the raise/lower feature....especially if you don't have running boards.........I ended up mounting it on the passenger side under the barn doors.


http://sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic. ... &start=225
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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Ahhhh, looks nice!

Maybe we don't have the same vans? I have an E350, and I'm pretty sure I've looked under the passenger side and there was even less space than the driver's side with the HVAC lines. Now I'm going to have to crawl under there again just to make sure.
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Ahhhh, looks nice!

Maybe we don't have the same vans? I have an E350, and I'm pretty sure I've looked under the passenger side and there was even less space than the driver's side with the HVAC lines. Now I'm going to have to crawl under there again just to make sure.
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