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Old 02-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Propane Door Lock

My SF270BH is my first 5er. I've only had TT and pop-ups before. I'm used to propane tanks on the tongue instead of in a compartment behind a door. The door to the propane compartment does not have a lock. I'm changing the CH751 locks and want to put a lock on the propane door at the same time. There's no law or D.O.T. regulation against putting locks on propane compartments is there?
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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This is an interesting discussion about propane door locks.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
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Just run a HD cable lock thru the handles. My 2…
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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Thanks good idea
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #5
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Most folks, at least the one's I've discussed this issue, have the same feelings. Basically it's a safety issue.

Example, if you're aware from your rig sight seeing or what ever for an extended length of time and your rig suddenly develops a leak due to an OPD issue or other, then it's not a big deal to simple turn the tanks off.

Given the fact that a lot of folks grill outside, a leaking tank or tanks can set up a very explosive condition.

In addition, there are several tunnels and bridges across the country that have inspectors that will check your tanks to the off or closed position.
They don't like it if you have to get out of the TV, go to the access door, unlock it, so they can do a quick check, and not hold up traffic.

Boils down to a matter of safety rather than theft. Apparently the mfg'ers think the same, otherwise the doors would have locks.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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I totally agree with greyeagle.
Before you put locks on the propane door I would really recommend you do some checking as to the legality of doing that.

Besides that, I have never had a propane tank come up missing, and have never run into anybody that has.

When we dry camp for a month in the fall, I have a 30# and a 10# tank sitting outside on the ground, two 30# tanks in the unlocked compartment. Never had a problem there either.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #7
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I was told that there are laws saying they are not allowed in case of fire
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Here is one that Tweety's sells online:


Link: http://tweetys.com/rv-propane-lock-3-8.aspx
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:46 PM   #9
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That looks like it's on a set of bottles situated on the tongue?
In my opinion, that might be legal, but not a lock on the door.
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I just used a long shank bicycle type lock from WALMART... Drilled down thru the twist on screw and the metal frame below it and slip the long shank lock thru that... Keep it simple...

Something like shown in these photos from google search...

This is a simple and inexpensive lock.
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