I looked all over the web for a suitable propane tank holder for my tear drop. I wanted one that would be easy to mount and dismount the tank. When camping I move the tank next to my stove with one of those distribution trees that also supplies a lantern.
So, I buit my own holder this past weekend.
I made the base out of 3/4" x 1/8' steel angle. Yeah, I know those welds are pretty ugly. But, this was my first welding project. I borrowed my son's 110-volt flux-core welder. I also bolted these 1/2" zinc-plated threaded steel rods to the trailer's tounge assemble.
The hold-down bracket is 1 1/2" x 1/8" angle bracket. I cut 2 slots to engage the collar on the top of the tank. At Mike's suggestion, I used some threaded knobs from McMaster-Carr. Two retaiing pins at the very top of the threaded knobs keep the knobs from vibrating loose.
This weekend, I'll prime and paint the holde and tounge assembly. I can't wait to go camping again.