Gas Bottle Holder

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 19:04
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I saw an advertisement in a recent issue of "Overlander" magazine which featured a picture of a Troopy with a 4kg gas bottle stored at the rear, on what appeared to be part of a jerry can holder.

Does anyone know (1) is this legal and (2) has anyone seen such a gas bottle holder?

Thanks,

Peter.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 21:45

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 21:45
People will argue about the lagality......from what I have been able to find out it is illegal to carry flamable goods unprotectec on the rear of a vheicle...that includes gass bottles...........regardless its not clever to mount a gas bottle unprotected on the rear of a vehicles

There is a very good reason why gass bottle are a popular component in imprvised explosives in the middle east.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:07

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:07
So, would this be considered illegal? Nothing on the "rear" after all.

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:15

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:15
Yeh..funny, but entirely unhelpfull.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:19

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:19
Sorry Bant. Forgot the sugar on your grapefruit this morning did we?
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Follow Up By: Bludge - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 12:25

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 12:25
As Bantam said, there is little regulation for the private citizen to carry LPG in or on a vehicle.

This is highly regulated for commercial use and mostly come from via the mining industry, The best info is out of WA
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NSW Fire and Rescue info page
"Transport:
•When transporting cylinders in the car the total capacity must not exceed 9kg. The cylinders should be transported in an upright position, secured, preferably in the boot. Do not leave LPG bottles in a vehicle unnecessarily.
•No more than two cylinders should be carried in a car at any one time.
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So I suspect this is why the roof rack is generally used for storage...
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 13:24

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 13:24
Its far from a joking matter.....a hell of a lot of people are carrying gas bottles, petrol and other flamable goods in places that are inapproriate and dangerous...and not too far removed from the method pictured.

There is a hell of a lot of explosive capacty within a 9Kg gass bottle...carrying one on the rear bumper could make a relativly minor rear ender turn into a very gangerous and destructive situation indeed.

particularly if the gas bottle gets hammered between two vehicles hardened with front and rear bars.

There are regular cases of gass bottle related fires and explosions in and arround vehicles and caravans.....only a few more spactacular examples make it to the media.

Finding a safe way to carry gas bottles on a vehicle may take some serious thaught.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 13:45

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 13:45
I really thought ( and it is not "thaught") that the picture would highlight the irresponsible manner in which some people may behave. Mind you, some people in this world do not have a lot of choice in the conduct of their lives as we do in Australia! So I don't think I would care to lecture the bloke on the bike.

However, it would seem that not all minds perform in the same manner as mine, so I see your point, sort of.
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 17:28

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 17:28
This is like fishing!!

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:36

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:36
Peter,

Haven't seen one on a jerry can, but did see a 4wd in the Isa a few weeks ago, with 2 cylinders mounted behind his bull bar, just inboard of the head lights. Sorry I didn't have a camera handy. :-)

Think there was mention on here a few weeks ago, about a cylinder mounting harness, to go onto roof racks. Simple ratchet strap arrangement, looked secure when I "surfed" it, but for what it was, a bit expensive @ about $90.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 16:54

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 16:54
Cheap rooftop mount is an old plastic milk crate and a ratchet strap roughly $10

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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 22:40

Monday, Aug 04, 2014 at 22:40
Now now Michael,
The Bantam will have a go at your irresponsible (however practical and time proven) solution next,
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 20:48

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 at 20:48
yeah but it works well ive done thousands of K's with this and nary a problem and did i mention that its cheap

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