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Auxiliary Propane Tank mod?

2006 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport SUV * Propane Auxiliary Tank* - City of Toronto Cars For Sale - Kijiji City of Toronto Canada.

Has anybody heard of such a system? A quick google search shows that Propane can be added to decrease the amount of gasoline required (not a true propane conversion).

Crazy stuff, scary though, I'd be more interested in his Rav without it, looks really clean.
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I haven't seen it but wouldn't doubt it either.

People do a lot with propane "injection" on Diesel pickups like my F-250s. Some even claimed improved fuel mileage but upon questioning admitted they didn't count the amount of propane used.

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I've seen many cars that run strictly on propane. Conversion is very simple and gives you an advantage to have both gasoline and propane. You can switch back and forward between 2 fuels. I've never encountered propane car in USA, but in Russia there are a lot of cars that have it.
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There are switchable dual-fuel systems available but they aren't inexpensive. One needs to obtain both the injection system and a propane fuel tank. Example: Fuel Injected Propane Conversion Kits (despite the name they also have dual propane-gasoline systems).

Also, at least in Oregon one doesn't escape from paying the fuel road tax by using propane or other similar products.

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My wife had a Chevy Cavalier that came from the factory with a natural gas tank in the trunk and it ran on both CNG and Gasilone. Never used the CNG though. It sucked because she had no trunk as it was filled up with the CNG tank. As for the Rav I would be nervous depending upon where the tank is. seems like it would be in the cargo area doesn't give much protection for the passanger if there was a rear end type accident.
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