I'm about to purchase a small 10-gallon propane tank (https://vintagetrailersupply.com/10-lb-2-4-gallon-vertical-aluminum-lp-tank-vts-233/) and also the required regulator. I have a couple questions; about the regulator, I am trying to decide between these two options and honestly can't tell which is better, nor why. (https://vintagetrailersupply.com/marshall-one-tank-regulator-with-pol-for-horizontal-mounting-vts-2403/) and (https://vintagetrailersupply.com/cavagna-one-tank-regulator-with-pol-for-horizontal-mounting-vts-628/). Any thoughts from those of you with experience? Also, about the 10-gallon tank, has anyone used one (vs. 2) small tank like this? I'm wondering how long 10-gallons of propane tends to last. My trailer is small ('59 Corvette) and while I have a few "appliances" that will be propane powered (Wave 3 heater, on-demand hot water heater and stove top), I don't do long trips (yet ;-) and don't expect to put too much demand on everything (not quite sure when i'll even be firing up my Wave 3 but I'm sure I will at some point!). Space on the tongue is a consideration, as I have my battery box installed (somewhere set down) at the back part of tongue next to trailer body. I've temporarily got one of those side swinging jacks with a wheel and ultimately would like to find the right jack for the original location where the hole is for it, so I'm picturing this single tank sitting between these two items.
I've learned so much from many of you over the past 3-4 years, and thank you in advance to anyone who wants to shoot back some thoughts.
I recommend a larger 20lb tank (5 gallon) with a battery alongside as pictured. A 10 lb. tank is pretty small and is also harder to anchor to the tongue rack. I don't think it's big enough.
A single tank regulator should be "two stage". The horizontal regulators are designed with the vent side down, vertical also; the vent is always facing downward. There's really no difference in the two you linked other than price. Measure carefully when you mount to the tank so that it clears the trailer body and other things.
Thanks, Vikx, I appreciate your thoughts and info. I'll probably go with the 20 lb. at your recommendation. I've already gone to some lengths to install my battery box in a position closer to the trailer body than your pic shows. I will have to get creative as to how to secure the propane tank in front of it. Not sure how that will evolve, but will report back ~
You can put angle iron across the tongue in front of the battery. Buy some tent trailer J hooks to secure a single tank and go from there. The J hooks may have to be bent a little bit to accommodate the new style tank. I can send more info if you like.
vikx wrote:You can put angle iron across the tongue in front of the battery. Buy some tent trailer J hooks to secure a single tank and go from there. The J hooks may have to be bent a little bit to accommodate the new style tank. I can send more info if you like.
Thanks for that idea, I'd be glad for more info! I was thinking I was needing to buy a two-tank rack and just leave one empty for now, but if there's another way that would work for just one 20-gal. tank I'd be interested to learn. Much appreciated. (sorry for delay in writing back, week got busy).