How to carry propane tank

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My fire extinguisher, er propane tank, bracket arrived today. A little bit of fiddling and it’ll latch right up.
Looks like you have the taller thinner tank, my Worthington tank is shorter and wider.

Could you measure the size of the strap and opening to see if might allow for the 9.1” tank.

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My fire extinguisher, er propane tank, bracket arrived today. A little bit of fiddling and it’ll latch right up.
What exactly did you have to fiddle? I'm looking at getting that same bracket as I don't wanna shell out over $100 for Powertank or Front Runner but wanna be sure it will actually latch up with my 5# flame king bottle in it
 
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If this has been said, I missed it. I use one of the square heavy plastic milk crates. They hold a 20lb tank quite nicely. I use a wratchet strap to secure the crate and tank to the tongue rack of my trailer. I I have packed them into the bed of my truck this way as well using other gear packed in around them to keep them secure. Been doing this for years with no issues. I have even stowed empty tanks like this in the back of an SUV to take them to get exchanged or refilled. The square milk crates are awesome for holding/transporting those tanks.
 
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What exactly did you have to fiddle? I'm looking at getting that same bracket as I don't wanna shell out over $100 for Powertank or Front Runner but wanna be sure it will actually latch up with my 5# flame king bottle in it
I had to adjust the retention strap. I still need to mount it.
 

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I had to adjust the retention strap. I still need to mount it.
Awesome, thank you for the pics! It seem to hold it pretty securely? I'm going to be mounting mine to my roof rack, don't want it taking any unwanted trips down the trail lol.
 
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Awesome, thank you for the pics! It seem to hold it pretty securely? I'm going to be mounting mine to my roof rack, don't want it taking any unwanted trips down the trail lol.
I wouldn’t have any reservations about doing what you’re thinking.
 
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I used these thingys.


They have all kinds of fasteners for various applications.
I was a little concerned not to put a fuel cylinder in a place that could be easily compromised in an accident.
 

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Found the Quick Fist Kit on Amazon for $10 cheaper, might just have to get one of these to make attaching things to my rack a bit easier!

I think it was these are the better fit?? I need to go out to the shed (raining at the moment) and see what I used but it was snug and I had to stretch it.

 
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I had to adjust the retention strap. I still need to mount it.
Sorry to bug you on this one again, I just got my bracket in and my tank won't fit inside at all, did you have to somehow bend out the sides? From your pics it looks like your tank sits all the way in and touches the rubber bumpers on the back wall, mine hits the sides and sits probably 2" or so away and the retention strap won't adjust out far enough to latch at that point :triumph: lol
 
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If I mounted the tank against a bulkhead or head end of a pickup bed, I might be tempted by the quick fists. That way a sudden stop isn’t trying to pull that tank against the straps.
 

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Sorry to bug you on this one again, I just got my bracket in and my tank won't fit inside at all, did you have to somehow bend out the sides? From your pics it looks like your tank sits all the way in and touches the rubber bumpers on the back wall, mine hits the sides and sits probably 2" or so away and the retention strap won't adjust out far enough to latch at that point :triumph: lol
My tank is right at 8” diameter, so fits mostly. I did adjust the strap at both ends to project out further so I could close the latch.
 

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My tank is right at 8” diameter, so fits mostly. I did adjust the strap at both ends to project out further so I could close the latch.
Dude you are the man, thank you so much. I don't know what I was smoking, didn't even think to move that right side clip bracket up a hole lol that totally makes sense now. She works like a dream now. Super appreciate all the pics and measurements you hooked it up with, just saved me so much money/time!
 

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Dude you are the man, thank you so much. I don't know what I was smoking, didn't even think to move that right side clip bracket up a hole lol that totally makes sense now. She works like a dream now. Super appreciate all the pics and measurements you hooked it up with, just saved me so much money/time!
That’s good news. Im going to finally mount mine in my teardrop this weekend.
 
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