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Upgraded Propane Tank Support Bracket

Welcome to the seventh entry in May’s Medium Mod-Ster Contest.  One captivating Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in May.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine May’s winner.  For information about the Mod-Ster Contest, including how to enter, click here.

Kent LeBoutillier, Sarasota, Florida
Upgraded Propane Tank Bracket
2018 Ford F-250
2015 Palomino SS-550

Original Propane Tank Camper Strap

I finally had enough of the struggling to put my propane tank in my Palomino SS-550. The small opening is bad enough, but the steel band bracket just made it worse. The bracket needed to change.

Propane Steel Band Bracket

I removed the bracket from the camper and cut several inches off each side of the band.

Propane Strap Hooks On The Ends

I then heated up the ends with a torch and bent hooks on each end. I took a ratchet strap, cut the hooks off, and replaced them with D-rings.

Propane Ratchet Strap With D Rings

With the ratchet strap removed the tank can be easily removed and replaced. Now it works much better than fighting the steel band.

Propane Strap D Rings And Ratchet Strap

It took me one hour to complete this modification and cost me $5 for the D-rings.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.

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