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fj12ryder

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Posted: 06/28/19 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.
Neither of our two fifth wheels or two others I'm familiar with have locking doors for the propane access.


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fj12ryder wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.
Neither of our two fifth wheels or two others I'm familiar with have locking doors for the propane access.


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Every 5er I have owned or looked at didn’t have locks on the propane access doors.


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Posted: 06/28/19 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.
Neither of our two fifth wheels or two others I'm familiar with have locking doors for the propane access.


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Every 5er I have owned or looked at didn’t have locks on the propane access doors.
x3, NO locks!


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Posted: 06/28/19 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My understanding is that propane doors are supposed to be NOT locked so that gas can be turned off in case of fire, even if the occupant is not at home.

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Posted: 06/28/19 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of us that have dual propane tanks installed on the trailer tongue area I drilled a hole down through the twist off wing nut and added a pad lock down through the wing nut...

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2manytoyz wrote:

The propane tank on our Class A has a door with a lock, so no reason not to lock yours. That will keep the opportunist from taking your tanks, but not someone determined.


IT should not have that lock. Propane tanks are supposed to be so located that the FD can turn 'em off.. a lock on the door defeats that.

NOW.. that said.. I'm not sure if locking the tanks on a portable tank type rig is legal or not but suspect it is legal. So long as the valve can be turned off. I stress that word SUSPECT. however I DO NOT KNOW so by all means check it out. Do not take my word for it.


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NFPA 1192 Standard for Recreational Vehicles prohibits locks on propane compartment doors or enclosures.

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No locks on my rigs.


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Posted: 06/29/19 12:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use cables around the tray and through the cylinder collar with a padlock to secure mine. At least they won't just walk away.

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Posted: 06/29/19 04:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)
Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments.
I see no reason for public access.


I have had 4 5th wheels and not one of them had locking doors!


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