Illegal Coaster Gas Bottle Mounting
Insurance broker Ken Tame at the CMCA Toowoomba Rally hinted quite strongly in his insurance seminar that 2005 will see a stricter enforcement of gas laws. The example below is exactly what he is on about. The rules are pretty clear - bottles must be within the outter walls of the vehicle. Many motorhomers think that as caravans have bottles on the A-Frame then the same sort of thing is OK for them too. Caravans actually comply as the bottles aren't outside the outter limits of the vehicle. This vehicle has another problem as it is also illegal to carry "loose" gas cylinders. Three years ago Ken showed us photos of an RV explpoding under similar circumstances.