Chris C wrote:Ya know, I've been hanging around this site for a few months now and something I just noticed tonight (Duh!) is how few propane tanks are to be seen on the tongues of teardrop trailers. They were a common site back in the 50's and 60's. Any comments you might have as to why you chose not to carry your propane tank on the outside of your trailer would be attentively listened to.
Dee Bee wrote:SC Grreat TD!
By the way, some where along the line I heard that sports fans were painting their tongue mounted propane tanks the colors of their favorite team or NASCAR driver. These logos were dark in some cases and the dark colors caused the temp inside the tanks to rise and then explode.
I don;t know if this is an urban myth, but there probably is a good reason outdoor tanks are usually white or silver.
Chris C wrote:Steve,
I was taking another peek at your beautiful trailer.............which is what prompted my thread.
I agree that 1# bottles are cool..........but they sure don't compare price wise with a larger one. Besides, with the Flamenta/Outback oven, I think it safer to have the larger tank for longer trips than just a weekend gathering. Right now I carry a cool little 7# tank, but plan on getting one of those new composits with a tan case....................think it'll go nice with a woodie. I'll probably hard-tube it from the tongue to the back as has been mentioned many times before. Thanks for all the comments. They are helpful.
There is no technical reason for the colour of propane cylinders, yes darker colours do warm up, but that is not the reason they arepainted that colour, in the UK they are blue (corporate colours for calor) and we have a big Calor depot a few miles away and the cylinders are kept in open sunlight.
GeorgeTelford wrote:There is no technical reason for the colour of propane cylinders
GeorgeTelford wrote:Hi Nitetimes
Sorry there is no actual reason, they may tell you that, but it's not true, urban legend
Nitetimes wrote:I have been told to repaint a tank or don't bring it back for refill. They want them white or a light tan or cream color.
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