Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-31-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
Member
 
Willbetravlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 60
Slam Latch

Our 2017 31sl has slam latches on both propane compartment doors that do not lock. Wondering, 1. Why didn't Redwood put on locking laches (I probably know), and 2. Where can I buy some and would there be any special tools, tricks, or magic to changing them out?
__________________
2017 Redwood 31sl. 2016 F-250, 6.7 diesel. B&W Companion.
"Don't follow me. I've made a life of leading people astray."
Willbetravlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,900
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
They are not locked so as to get quick access to shut them off in an emergency. You could call Tiara Rv or even Lippert to get lockable latches. I believe they are pop riveted on. Not near the trailer to check
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Rick and Mindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willbetravlin View Post
Our 2017 31sl has slam latches on both propane compartment doors that do not lock. Wondering, 1. Why didn't Redwood put on locking laches (I probably know), and 2. Where can I buy some and would there be any special tools, tricks, or magic to changing them out?
Do you not have the straps inside the compartment that hold the tank in place? They have a slot to place a lock on them if you are worried about someone stealing your tanks. Simple enough fix.
__________________
Rick and Mindy
Retired
2013 Redwood 31SL, 2011 Ford F350 SRW, 6.7, Crew Cab with Firestone Bags, Titan Disc Brakes
Rick and Mindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 377
I believe all state fire codes require all compartments that contain more than 1 pound of propane be accessible to Fire personnel for shut off and removal. Our RVs are rolling 80# IEDs that is enough to remove all the windows for many blocks in every direction. Please don't lock those compartments. As much as a pain in the @$$ it would be if they were stolen,it is still cheaper than hurting the very responders coming to you aid.
__________________
2013 Redwood 36RL. 2005 Dodge 3500 DRW 4X4. 6 speed manual transmission. South Bend dual disc clutch.
Tomkidder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 11:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
travelin' texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,657
What is the reason for locking them??
__________________

Danny & Linda
Fulltimers since 2008
2013 Denali 3500 drw 4x4 d/a
2013 RW 36 FB black & tan (FOR SALE)
travelin' texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 12:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Rick and Mindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelin' texans View Post
What is the reason for locking them??
My 31SL is in a storage facility with many boats, Rvs, trucks, cars,etc. I'm not up there everyday to check things. I prefer to have the tanks locked, if nothing more than to deter someone.
__________________
Rick and Mindy
Retired
2013 Redwood 31SL, 2011 Ford F350 SRW, 6.7, Crew Cab with Firestone Bags, Titan Disc Brakes
Rick and Mindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 12:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
rob_fla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,625
Here's the official NFPA code 58 PDF, pg 48, paragraph e, point 1. You can search the document for "Lock" and find more guidelines.

Quote:
(e) Appliances installed within vehicles shall comply with
the following:
1. If in the cargo space, they shall be readily accessible
whether the vehicle is loaded or empty.

2. Appliances shall be constructed or otherwise protected to
minimize possible damage or impaired operation due to
cargo shifting or handling.
3. Appliances shall be located so that a fire at any appliance
will not block egress of persons from the vehicle.
(f) Provision shall be made in all appliance installations
for a supply of outside air for complete combustion.
(g) A permanent caution plate shall be provided, affixed
to either the appliance or the vehicle outside of any enclosure
and adjacent to the container(s), and shall include the following
items:
__________________
Robert & Sheryl
2014 Redwood 38FL
MoRyde 8K IS, Disc Brakes, MoRyde Pin Box
17.5 Goodyear G114's, RV Armor Roof
2018 RAM 3500 DRW, Curt Q24 Hitch

rob_fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 01:14 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,900
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
I would much rather have them stolen than the fire dept be unable to shut them off or remove them. Which would result in total loss of the rig and all surrounding ones.the 40 lbs can be expensive and if worried take them out and keep them at home while the rig is in storage. The problem then is where do stop,stereo , tvs or anything else of value.
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 02:11 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,190
Have a padlock on the latch strap of each tank. Probably more of a deterent than a locked compartment door which can be pried open with a screwdriver.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" GY114s w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 03:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,026
NFPA 58 applies, and so does the one below - more specific to RVs

NFPA 1192, Recreational Vehicles:

5.2.6 Ventilation of Compartments Containing Propane Containers.

5.2.6.1 Compartments shall be ventilated at or near the topand at the extreme bottom to facilitate diffusion of vapors.

5.2.6.2 The compartment shall be ventilated with at least two vents, each having an aggregate free area equal to at least0.5 in.2 (323 mm2) for each 7 lb (102 mm2/kg) of the total propane fuel capacity of the maximum number of the largest cylinders the compartment can hold.

5.2.6.3 If the lower vent is located in the access door or wall, the bottom edge of the vent shall be flush with the floor level of the compartment.

5.2.6.4 The top vent shall be located in the access door or wall, with the bottom of the vent within 12 in. (305 mm) of the ceiling of the compartment.

5.2.6.5 Vents shall have an unrestricted discharge to the outside atmosphere.

5.2.6.6 Doors or panels providing access to valves shall not be equipped with locks or require special tools to open.
__________________
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.