How I secure my gas bottles

Zamunda

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#1

We always carry two LPG bottles when we travel overland. One bottle for cooking and the second for lighting.

In the early days I used to strap the bottles to the top of the roof rack using a ratchet strap. This was not all that safe, so after checking out a few gas bottle holders in the market I settled for the Front Runner universal clamp. This has worked very well for me over time. The beauty is, since it is a universal fit, if I was to upgrade the bottles then I can use the same bracket.

Cheers
Duncan

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Front Runner Gas Bottle Holder:
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https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/au/front-runner-universal-gas-propane-bottle-holder.html
 
#2
Hi mate

T.B.H that contraption looks like it could be a rattling nightmare up there on a lot of trips....I think I'd just prefer a piece of rope tied properly....
I keep my LPG bottle in my BW Draws in my Canopy,had no issues...

Also the Coleman Propane canisters are a better option if you don't use a lot of gas like myself plus they can be stored almost anywhere..


Cheers
 

Zamunda

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#3
Hi mate

T.B.H that contraption looks like it could be a rattling nightmare up there on a lot of trips....I think I'd just prefer a piece of rope tied properly....
I keep my LPG bottle in my BW Draws in my Canopy,had no issues...

Also the Coleman Propane canisters are a better option if you don't use a lot of gas like myself plus they can be stored almost anywhere..


Cheers
I used it during my travels on the highly corrugated Oodnadatta track in May this year. No rattles at all. In my video it might seems to rattle. That's because I has not tightly adjusted the clamp.

I guess in a ute there is more useable space than a wagon (as I have). So having the bottles on the roof frees up more space in the drawers for me.

I carry a few propane canisters as well too as a backup just in case. Pretty handy.
 

smitty_r51

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#5
Had the same one on mine for years... Solid as still.

So solid when we did the Tasmania trip the gas bottle remained on the roof... They said there was No need to take it down as it was rock solid.

If I clamp it down and then swing off the gas bottle the car moves not the bottle.
 

Zamunda

Well-Known Member
#7
Had the same one on mine for years... Solid as still.

So solid when we did the Tasmania trip the gas bottle remained on the roof... They said there was No need to take it down as it was rock solid.

If I clamp it down and then swing off the gas bottle the car moves not the bottle.
I also like it because it is a universal fit. In case I decided to upgrade the bottles, this will still fit.
 
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