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Old 04-30-2008, 03:14 PM
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Hi guys, need a little bit of help here.

Has anybody done a propane gas conversion on your truck?

I'm looking into having one done to my truck, propane is much cheaper than gasoline, about 30% or more cheaper, the conversion runs for about 550dlls including the tank (about 48 gal capacity) and installation, I would say it will pay for it self in about 6 months.

Any input would be welcomed!

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Old 04-30-2008, 03:21 PM
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If you don't mind it exploding on you when its bounced around the wrong way one day, sure, why not. And not because its flammable, but because its under high pressure.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't propane have to be kept under high pressure?
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:40 PM
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They are very safe. Farmers and Ranchers in my area have been using them in their farm trucks for years (I remember them when I was a kid). They bounce around in pastures all day long. These systems are well designed, and have been around a long time.
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My apologies then.

Still... I don't think I'd ever do it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:24 PM
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The system is safe, I have heard from fellow buddies of mine that have used it in the past for several years running and they still have it. they have never had a issue with it, also the tank is bolted onto the bed, sop any bouncing aorung is the same as what's in our gasoline tank.

Anyway, thanks for your concern man, all opinions are welcomed.

So has anybody had it done?
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what would be the gains, propane around here is expensive, like 14bucks for the 20lb for the grill, surely it wouldn't be any cheaper then gasoline. Maybe I'm wrong.

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did u actully find someone who carries this kit iv been looking and couldnt find one i got a 1999 ram 1500 5.2 4x4
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around my area gas just went down to $1.99. i think i'll pay that. I never thought id live to see gas under $2.00 again!
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are we talking propane here, or CNG? I'm confused.
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Originally propane I thought.
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they used to make propane Rams. but only for fleets
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ebay.. there's a kit for the Rams
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it might be cheaper in the long run, but to me it sound like it would be a pain in the a$$ since you gotta have it filled and that it is about 30% less efficent than gasoline
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How about the fact that the tank will take up a chunk of space in the bed. It's like having a tool box, I never could figure out why someone needed a tool box in the bed unless they are in construction and have a lot of tools. I know people who have nothing in the box, it,s just for show.....
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http://www.amerigas.com/commercial_i...motorfuel.html

http://cars.rasoenterprises.com/Prop...Facilities.htm

http://autoparts.rasoenterprises.com...1f7f49e6ff27c6

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGklDcFw...conversion.pdf
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....I never could figure out why someone needed a tool box in the bed unless they are in construction and have a lot of tools. I know people who have nothing in the box, it,s just for show.....
When I used to have a tool box, it had some tools in it, but mostly it was to put stuff in that I could lock up or keep out of the weather while driving around town. I think that might be why some people have them, not just for tools. Now I have a tonneau instead, and it does the job even better.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:36 AM
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a few years ago I spent a few hours searching online for junk yards with CNG Dodge Vans in stock, and generally found that a lot of Canadian junk yards had Propane converted Dodge Ram pickups and Vans in their inventory
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I have just picked up a 95 v-10 with the dual fuel. I am just getting ready to hook up the system as it was missing the tank. I think it was a state vehicle and they do that.
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Well I love threads like this where it seems everyone has a say haha. My 02 Ram runs on propane and I absolutely love it! It actually has more power because nowadays the kits plug right into your ecu and the installer sets the output. That and the fact it way higher octane. I only lost about 1 mpg but the cost and power difference is worth it. It can run off gas still as well, and switching on the fly is easy as pushing a button, and you cant even feel a stall when it does. Now I have over a 1000 mile range between propane and gas. It's cheap where I live at around $2.10 a gallon. It's much cheaper than BBQ propane because if you go to a propane sales location it's cheaper in bigger quantities. Also the government right now is offering $2500 tax refund on people who convert. I figure I am saving about 300-400 dollars a month. As far as safety I think all the crappy gas tanks made out of weird plastics on vehicles these days are more dangerous. The company who makes these kits have shot 30-06s at tanks with no piercing or adverse effects whatsoever to prove a point lol.
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