I have great hopes for you. You’re an excellent multitasker and have been able to conjure the above in less time than it took you to read to this point in the guide, right?
Mount the tank: Inspired by colinh’s post on sprinter-source there is a perfect space for the Manchester tank below the sliding door. Low enough to access the filling valve, without creating any ground clearance issues. Follow the steps!
- Drill a 3/8″ centred hole in each subframe mounting point. Note: there are three under the passenger side of the van, one has a partition that does not allow you to fish a bolt through. The remaining two are what we are drilling into. Follow up with some cold galvanizing compound to inhibit rust.
- Fish through your 5/16″ elevator bolts. I used 12 gauge wire with an elastic on the end.
- Secure Unistrut length with washers & locking nuts
- Mount tank to unistrut using spring nuts and remaining bolts
- Frolic on the notion that you now drive a rolling flamethrower
Route the hose:
[Photo w- dash overlay showing propane line]
Use some petroleum specific thread tape at the stove end and be careful not to over-tighten. Run hose through your cabinetry, securing with P-Clamps along the way. Once out of the cabinet, my hose runs through a bulkhead located to the rear of the sliding door footwell, and is further sealed with silicone to prevent critters/drafts from entering.
Run above the tank body and connect to the regulator, connect the regulator to the tank, and secure/strain relief any excess hose with zip ties. (NOTE: I had to cut a notch out of the bash guard to get the regulator to fit, as you can see).
[Regulator w/ cut out and strain relief]