LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

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LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby nesty » 13 Apr 2010, 21:20

I am having a LPG conversion at the end of the month. I am having LPG tank that goes underneath in the spare wheel bit.

However I will be travelling on to a hoilday destination straight after the conversion. I am now faced with a decision where to put the spare wheel pre-conversion.

What has everyone else done?
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby lloydy » 13 Apr 2010, 21:28

people seem to put them on the roof or carry a can tyre weld. or if your full of money do a search on here for rear wheel carrier
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby toomanytoys » 13 Apr 2010, 22:09

Some chap asked the same question on here a few weeks/months ago... funnily every suggestion he argued with and didnt like.. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: Maybe he doesnt go anywhere now in case he gets a puncture... :rofl :rofl
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby nesty » 13 Apr 2010, 23:44

I got a Holdsworth and the only viable place I can see at the moment would be just inside on left when you open the tailgate. Though not sure if a mounting kit is available?
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby lloydy » 14 Apr 2010, 05:43

yep VW used to fit them there. look at this

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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby ambivert » 14 Apr 2010, 06:54

why not stick it on the front like a bay? i know some folks say that's not good if you have a head on collision because it will take the impact instead of the bumper, but lets face it, if you have a big tank of highly flammable gas up front you'll probably shagged anyway
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby ghost123uk » 14 Apr 2010, 09:59

How common is it to put the LPG tank there ?

I thought I had read somewhere that it wasn't allowed to put it there due to safety issues re ground clearance. Could be wrong (probably am :wink: )

My Doughnut tank is at the back offside 1/4, so I guess a spare wheel would go there as they are around the same size. (as long as you ain't got furniture there - I bet you have :? )
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby Willoughby » 14 Apr 2010, 11:00

not very common, only because of the size, not safty issues.

You would be filling up every 150 miles.

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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby nesty » 14 Apr 2010, 11:04

The 3 options I had was underneath the pullout bed. Couldn't go there as Propex is there.

Or have the wardrobe at the back dismantled for the tank. I didn't want that either.

The underslug tank was the only viable option for me! It's 55 litres. The Standard petrol fuel tank 60 litres. Not much difference?

I might have to out the spare wheel like the tank in the picture. (This tank wasn't an option anyway).

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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby lloydy » 14 Apr 2010, 11:47

mines in the wardrobe, gasure take it apart and put it back together again. only takes up about 300mm at bottom of cupboard.
With the 55l tank [or any size LPG tank] it only fills to 80%, so is a very small tank. Not a problem if you don't mind filling up a lot. I went for the bigger one in the wardrobe and would actually still like it bigger, i might get the spare wheel one as well and run them in tandem
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby horizontal kipper » 14 Apr 2010, 16:08

gasure fitted my westy joker with twin tanks one underneath where the spare wheel used to go the other small tank under the rear seat next to a propex and battery charger gives a fill capacity of 62ltrs, dont know if any other vans have this setup but we find it great. spare wheel is now mounted on the front of a full height bull bar off a doka, looks a bit mad max :mrgreen: when its on the van (removed for work at the minute).
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby toomanytoys » 14 Apr 2010, 20:59

nesty wrote:The 3 options I had was underneath the pullout bed. Couldn't go there as Propex is there.

Or have the wardrobe at the back dismantled for the tank. I didn't want that either.

The underslug tank was the only viable option for me! It's 55 litres. The Standard petrol fuel tank 60 litres. Not much difference?

I might have to out the spare wheel like the tank in the picture. (This tank wasn't an option anyway).

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What dimension is that tank as it must hang low..
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby nesty » 14 Apr 2010, 21:06

I don't know, but I did explain to Gas-sure that my T25 is lowered.
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby steve8090 » 14 Apr 2010, 21:08

toomanytoys wrote:What dimension is that tank as it must hang low..


Well thats a pretty retrospect question is it not Simon, if it hung too low it would not meet the standard, so by logic it will not hang low will it?
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Re: LPG tank underneath where to put spare wheel?

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 14 Apr 2010, 21:15

Great thread as I'm calling Elite tomorrow to get booked in, as the guy who knows about LPG was off yesterday and forgot to call him today. I do not want to lose any space in the van so will be going for the one in the spare wheel carrier, I think!
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