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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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The previous owner put in an extend-a-stay hookup. Where do I put the extra propane tank to hook up to it when traveling in the MH, I know it should never go inside.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #2
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The previous owner put in an extend-a-stay hookup. Where do I put the extra propane tank to hook up to it when traveling in the MH, I know it should never go inside.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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As mentioned in an adjacent forum,I'd not vote for the roof of the coach either...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by auntsis:
The previous owner put in an extend-a-stay hookup. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Now unless I'm totally mistaken the extend-a-stay uses the main LP tank and it has a tap-in device so you can run a remote LP line to another gas fired appliance adjacent to the motorhome. This allows you to use the LP from the main tank and no other LP tanks would be required at this point.

So, I believe that you can leave the extra LP tank "home".
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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I asked about storing a 20 lb bottle (for the BBQ grill) in the basement a few months ago on rv.net and talk about a polarizing subject! There were about ten responders telling me I was going to die in a huge ball of flame if I do and there were as many on the other side of the fence claiming it was safe enough and it is a very common practice.

I do chose to store my 20 lb bottle in the basement. My decision was based on understanding the potential dangers and the realization that there wasn't really ANY good place to haul it. I am diligent about ensuring that the valve is always tightly closed anytime I put the bottle away.

So it is a personal choice; some wouldn't dream of storing it in a basement compartment, others do (like me.)
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:51 PM   #6
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Those who would not carry the 20lb tank in their basement, are probably the same ones who will carry a number of the small bottles for the smaller BBQ's.
I don't carry the big tank (20 lbs)), just two or three little ones
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Greyhound:
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Those who would not carry the 20lb tank in their basement, are probably the same ones who will carry a number of the small bottles for the smaller BBQ's.
I don't carry the big tank (20 lbs)), just two or three little ones
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Driver,you are right on the money,as the extend a flow is indeed a hose that works off the big bottle...
I carry two or three of the little green ones for our grill....I use a sheet or two of bubble wrap to minimize the clanking...
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A suggestion would be to check with your insurance agent. If the larger tank would void your insurance, you may want to consider leaving it at home.

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Old 01-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #9
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The extend-a-stay that I use serves 2 purposes. 1. I can use propane from an external source (like another big bottle) saving my onboard propane for other uses. 2. It is also a tap for fueling a propane appliance using the onboard propane.

We use a lot of propane in the winter and it's really nice not to have to move the coach to refill.

So we have an external 30# bottle that I carry in the under-kitchen slide storage. This is the storage that is not integral to the basement. Theoretically, no gas would enter the living area because it is not connected to the coach compartments.

I don't know the legality of what I'm doing, or the impact of having a bottle of propane in the slide storage in the event I get broadsided. Since the main propane tank is only 2 feet from where the portable bottle is, it might not make that much difference.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DriVer:
Now unless I'm totally mistaken the extend-a-stay uses the main LP tank and it has a tap-in device so you can run a remote LP line to another gas fired appliance adjacent to the motorhome. This allows you to use the LP from the main tank and no other LP tanks would be required at this point.[QUOTE]
The extend-a-stay allows you to hook up an extra tank to use while keeping the main tank in reserve. It also has a tap to use for outside appliances. When I bought ours over 20 years ago you could buy the 'standard' kit with the hose to hook up the external tank; or the 'deluxe' kit with both hoses. Haven't looked lately to see how they are sold now.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Loren:
The extend-a-stay allows you to hook up an extra tank to use while keeping the main tank in reserve. It also has a tap to use for outside appliances. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Loren, Thank you for that. I got the idea now. It's an extend-a-stay more than an extend-a-flow.

By the way guys I carry a 5 lb. LP tank in the basement, wouldn't leave home without it. A 5 pounder lasts for a pretty long time and it's refillable. After about 4 years of ownership I believe it's paid for itself.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ua40j:
Since the main propane tank is only 2 feet from where the portable bottle is, it might not make that much difference. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Jim, Your right either flash bang would be just as loud as the other.
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LP or natural gas is certainly not the thing to guess with....Some unforgiving consequences....
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I do chose to store my 20 lb bottle in the basement. My decision was based on understanding the potential dangers and the realization that there wasn't really ANY good place to haul it. I am diligent about ensuring that the valve is always tightly closed anytime I put the bottle away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I carry a 30# aluminum tank for my Weber Q. Not any more of a problem than hauling the tank in one's car to have it filled.

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