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Armin Hammer's Comment
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Where can one stash a propane tank or two? On the carwalk maybe ?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Armando, I'm not sure carrying a propane gas cylinder would be safe, legal or acceptable to any company. Wouldn't that require a hazmat permit and signage?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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It wouldn't need Hazmat because it is under 1000 pounds, but your company may have issues with stuff especially flammables being strapped to the cat walk.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

PackRat's Comment
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Grab a milk crate that’s sitting around the back door at one of the truck stops and put the bottle in it. Put that on the floorboard on the passenger side.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Better check with the company mine won’t allow anything flammable in the truck period.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Armando, just get a job driving a propane delivery truck! Problem solved!

Marc Lee's Comment
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If not allowed... size won't matter... BUT... thinking the little green bottles may be safer. They come with little plastic caps and have no valves. Smaller... easier to store. Just a bit more $ and not really easily recycled.

But if just looking to fire up a gas grill... it will work!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If not allowed... size won't matter... BUT... thinking the little green bottles may be safer. They come with little plastic caps and have no valves. Smaller... easier to store. Just a bit more $ and not really easily recycled.

But if just looking to fire up a gas grill... it will work!

There are also adapter hoses available for them to connect to stuff designed for the larger tanks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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There are also adapter hoses available for them to connect to stuff designed for the larger tanks

Yep! USUALLY going the "other way" (up tanking from a small grill to a 10 pound tank, but I am sure the reverse is also possible. Just not sure why it would be needed. Were I able to carry a portable gas grill in a CMV I would ONLY seriously consider the stainless steel "briecase" or "suitcase" style which has the buckles to secure the top to the base. (And I own a small portable grill which can convert from gas to charcoal (with some effort, not a quick change-over). Convertible would mean in theory you could use it regardless of company policy... just carry a "chimney" charcoal starter. Does anyone think charcoal (not soaked in lighter fluid) would be considered a problem?

No that I think about it... my grill does have the latches but is not SS. It was a closeout on sale though!

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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There are also adapter hoses available for them to connect to stuff designed for the larger tanks

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Yep! USUALLY going the "other way" (up tanking from a small grill to a 10 pound tank, but I am sure the reverse is also possible. Just not sure why it would be needed. Were I able to carry a portable gas grill in a CMV I would ONLY seriously consider the stainless steel "briecase" or "suitcase" style which has the buckles to secure the top to the base. (And I own a small portable grill which can convert from gas to charcoal (with some effort, not a quick change-over). Convertible would mean in theory you could use it regardless of company policy... just carry a "chimney" charcoal starter. Does anyone think charcoal (not soaked in lighter fluid) would be considered a problem?

No that I think about it... my grill does have the latches but is not SS. It was a closeout on sale though!

I have a 30 year old Coleman two burner grill and use the green bottles. Clean it with a rag and a grill wire brush after use and cool down. As seldom as I use it, a bottle lasts at least two months. It can all be stored under a bottom bunk, unless you carry a lot of extra stuff....

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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