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Old 05-27-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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propane tank sizes

I have a 2011 29ft. Zinger with two 30lb. propane tanks. These tanks when filled are very heavy to carry and to put into place. Not only that, but also two tanks this size contribute to the overall weight of the tongue, which is over 800 lbs. I am at the age where the tanks are too much to handle and am looking to downsize. I could only fill one of these to help with the tongue weight but still are too heavy for me with my recent knee replacement and bad back. My question is has anyone switched theirs to smaller tanks to eliminate such a problem without too much reconfiguring of the hoses, etc. I do not have the problem of running out of propane...we are fairweather campers. I'm even looking at two 11lb. tanks as an option. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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mine came with 2 - 20 lb tanks. Just get a shorter plastic cover that is made for 20 lb may have to get a new threaded long rod or cut yours down . regulator and hoses will be ok

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Old 05-27-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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I was kicking around ideas this weekend to reduce my tongue weight.
Yes, you could cut down the support and put 10 pound tanks on, but I was just looking at options in the 2013 rv parts catalog from dealer. They make composite 10, 20 and 30 lb tanks.

The 20 is listed as 50% lighter than traditional steel tanks.

To be up front, the brand my RV dealer sold, "The Lite Cylinder Co.", have all been recalled. I think the company is effectively shut down.

Another mfg, Ragasco, makes tanks primarily for the forklift market.

Here's a link to their site.

After a quick search, I found an RV shop that sells them.

I can't speak for this shop, but you can probably call Ragasco direct to find a retailer.

Whatever you do, don't buy the Lite company brand. Some sites appear to still be selling them.

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