My wife Maria and I have spent most of our 20 married years on the road, working as professional Skydiving Instructors. I have been to 46 states and worked at Drop Zones in 18 of them. Our mode of transport changed over the years, from a slide-in camper in the back of my Ford F250, then graduating to a 5th wheel trailer back in '97. And, except for a 4 year break after retiring from professional skydiving (I still jump), when we actually bought a house at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in an attempt at settling down, I have been on the road now for over 20 years. Traveling is my true passion, as well as skydiving, scuba, canyoneering, mountain biking and hiking. Of course the occasional game of golf is also enjoyed. Fortunately my wife also shares these interests. So after selling our house in Missouri in October 2008, (before the bust) we bought another 34ft 5th wheel and hit the road to Zion National Park where we found jobs with a Zion Outdoor Company. Life is good.
Now last winter, as I got back into the trailer lifestyle again, I 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 5th wheel hitch! So 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. I use it myself at every propane refill and have had many RV'ers ask about buying one. So I decided to patent it, found a manufacturer,and put it on the market.
I hope y'all will find it as easy and safe to use as I do.