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Propane delivery for art car

Postby Gano » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:18 am

Can anyone recommend a company that will deliver propane to the playa to fuel a vehicle?

We have a bus-based art car we intend to bring to the playa, but would like to plan for on playa fueling (if necessary).

Anyone want to go in on a delivery together?
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby lemur » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am

oh, just go to burning man and find a truck that says "CRACK" on the side... bring your check book.

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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby Gano » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:15 am

Is it a propane truck? Do they fill vehicles?
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:36 am

About as likely as...

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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby BBadger » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:45 am

Assuming that it would even be allowed, it is doubtful that any company would want to suffer the liability of transporting that amount of fuel to an event like Burning Man, let alone setting up facilities to dispense it. Their fuel would probably end up costing you more than it'd cost to bring it in yourself. Just buy one of those giant propane tanks at Costco and bring it in yourself.

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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby Gano » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:03 pm

My understanding is that you need to have a special license to fill a vehicle w/propane.

Do you think bringing an extra tank and filling it myself is truly an option?
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby BBadger » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:08 pm

There are probably ways that you can find online, but it might just be easier to buy multiple smaller canisters instead, or fit the MV with the larger tank.
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby illy dilly » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:22 pm

Does the MV run on propane?
Or are there propane appliances and/or propane fire effects?

Our RV (probably totally different than what you're doing) has a spot between the propane tank and the propane distribution to the oven, fridge, and water heater, where you can turn off the on board tank, and hook up an auxiliary tank like you'd use on a grill. You just need to buy a long hose with the bigger propane threaded attachment on each end. They sell the hose at places like Bass pro shops and RV stores.
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby Gano » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:28 pm

It runs on propane.
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby illy dilly » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:35 pm

O thats pretty cool!
The only propane powered vehicles I've ever seen are indoor use fork lifts.
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:43 pm

All it would take is swapping to a regular carburetor and adding a tank and fuel pump and you could just run it on gasoline. Overall probably less hassle considering the logistics.
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Re: Propane delivery for art car

Postby Stickygreen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:57 pm

Hey Gano, these Americans don't have propane powered vehicles like us Canadians.

There is a propane fill station at the new gas station in Cedarville - http://surprisevalley.us/rabbittraxx.html I'm not 100% sure they had propane, but i'm about 98% sure. I seem to remember seeing it when filling up last year.

Also there are on playa propane refueling trucks, they service art installs and flame effects on vehicles. Ask Dave X, from BMorg about connecting with these refueling services.

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