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Old 01-06-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Replacement propane tank

2004 BT Cruiser, our first MH with many issues but we're tackling one at a time. The 40lb propane tank is rusted to the point of what I feel is dangerous. The fillings look OK but the tank itself is quite rusty. I feel it should be replaced BUT - a new 40 lb tank runs $800 plus install. I'm thinking why not two (or more) 20lb tanks installed in the rear outside storage compartment. I'm certain there are fittings available to run more than one tank safely. I'd very much appreciate any comments or suggestions from members or associates. If I must spend the money fine, in for an ounce might as well be a pound, especially if the issue is safety.
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Only you can judge the condition of your tank but surface rust isn't a big problem. RVs have ASME tanks which are different than the 20lb barbecue tanks. ASME tanks are more durable than the 20 pounders. According to other web posts just wire brush your tank and repaint. I have a 2006 BT and had a similar problem and repainted. If you suspect your tank may have other problems have it inspected by a professional.
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It is very unlikely you need to replace your tank due to rust. The tanks walls are thick, and unless the coach has been literally sitting in salt water, the likelihood of rusting through are virtually zero.
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2004 BT Cruiser, our first MH with many issues but we're tackling one at a time. The 40lb propane tank is rusted to the point of what I feel is dangerous. The fillings look OK but the tank itself is quite rusty. I feel it should be replaced BUT - a new 40 lb tank runs $800 plus install. I'm thinking why not two (or more) 20lb tanks installed in the rear outside storage compartment. I'm certain there are fittings available to run more than one tank safely. I'd very much appreciate any comments or suggestions from members or associates. If I must spend the money fine, in for an ounce might as well be a pound, especially if the issue is safety.



This makes me think the camper has been in a flood. Look closely up under the dash for water damage. I have never seen a tank that rusted.



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This makes me think the camper has been in a flood. Look closely up under the dash for water damage. I have never seen a tank that rusted.



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