Whenever a scuba diver notices my tank holder in the back of my truck, they always say "that is a great idea, I’m doing to do that too". I saw the concept online a few years ago and I built one myself. One look at this picture and you can probably figure out how to build one yourself too. Just take a trip to your local home supply store and pick up the following
- PVC pipe that’s about 2 inches in diameter
- Nylon rope
- Rubber hose big enough for Nylon rope to fit through
- Rubber o-rings from plumbing department that will fit over PVC pipe (check out o-rings for toilets)
- Hand saw
- Drill with large drill bit
Cut the PVC pipe in 2 feet sections. Drill holes through each end large enough for the Nylon rope to fit through. Cut 4 inch section of rubber hose to put the rope through between each section of PVC pipe. Make sure the hose is larger than the drilled hole in the PVC pipe, you want the hose to act as a soft place for the tanks to rest AND a separator to keep the PVC pipes the right distance apart. Put rubber o-rings over each end of the PVC pipe to give the tanks something soft to rest between (these will also help keep the tanks from moving back and forth).
I have a tank holder designed for two tanks and one designed for six tanks. The work great and fold up easily for storage.
If you build one, share pics on DiveBuddy.