Ever wondered what would happen if you had to suddenly brake very hard to avoid a collision while transporting your propane tank in the back of your tow vehicle?
The Tailgater is a simple, safe, and easy way for RVers to transport their propane tanks in the back of their tow vehicle.
Steve Woodford and his wife Maria have spent most of their 20 married years on the road traveling in a recreational vehicle working as professional Skydiving Instructors.
Steve has been to 46 states and worked at Drop Zones in 18 of them.
Their mode of transport changed over the years, from a slide-in camper in the back of a Ford F250, then graduating to a fifth wheel trailer back in 1997.
Except for a four year break after retiring from professional skydiving when they actually bought a house at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in an attempt at settling down, they have been on the road for over 20 years.
After selling their house in Missouri in October 2008, they bought a 34 foot fifth wheel trailer and hit the road to Zion National Park where they found jobs with a Zion Outdoor Company.
After returning to the trailer lifestyle Steve finally decided to do something about the propane tank transportation problem.
“It had always bugged me to use a bungee cord, especially after it came loose once and smashed into the fifth wheel hitch,” says Steve.
“Maria and I very quickly came up with the Tailgater design. And as Maria is an FAA designated Rigger, she knows how to sew webbing. Lo and behold, the Tailgater was born.”
The patented design secures 20- and 30-pound propane tanks. Another patent is pending to secure 40-pound tanks.
The Tailgater is constructed from webbing material designed to hold up to 1,200 pounds.
The device wraps around the propane tank holding it snugly in place.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $18.95 plus $5.95 shipping.
The company is also looking for dealers and distributors to carry the product.
Tailgater Enterprises LLC
Tailgater is the simple, safe, and easy way to transport your propane tanks.
Designed and built by an older, full-time RVer to solve the problem of transporting your 20 or 30 pound tanks, whether just down the road to the propane fill station, or on the road. No more bungees, milk crates, ropes or wires.
Address: PO Box 736, Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: (435) 669-3094
When asked how I spend my free time, I say, “Retirement is like a barn. You can fill it full as you want, or just leave it empty.”