“Sealed to the inside of the cabin and vented to the outside”
Which necessitates the construction of a compartment gas-tight to the interior of the living box.
Job # 1 – a compartment, accessible only from and vented to the outside that we can access by way of the side door of the ambulance.
Or so we thought.
When we spoke with propane specialists they were more than hesitant and reluctant – suppliers wouldn’t even sell them a thru-hull fitting which is what would be required to do the job safely.
When our dilemma was presented to a friend he took one look at the situation and presented us a solution. Mount the propane cylinder on the outside of the vehicle. But where?
Thereby the paradigm shift. What we had always seen as a cavity to mount two diesel jerry cans, he saw as the ideal place for a propane locker. On second thought rather than sacrifice the jerry cans, let’s ditch the small storage box on the rear passenger side.
So now it’s off to Alfab Manufacturing in Nelson, BC. Their aluminum dry box custom-fit to our exterior cavity will become the ideal propane locker. Voila!
Yes we know we’ve sacrificed departure angle for propane safety but we’re confident that was the right choice.