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Old 05-21-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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Could Escape "hatch" a propane tank cover?

Has anyone ever asked Reace to produce a propane cover that would match our trailers. I really do not like the universal plastic covers or the vinyl snap on ones. I would gladly pay extra for a classy looking cover and I'm sure it would go great with the trailers. Heck, if they can whip out a new 5.0 I'm sure a mold for a tank cover would be easy.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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I believe Glenn Baglo has the solution, a can of paint that will match the trailer.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #3
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I purchased a replacement tank cover from the same company. Escape uses a color called frost, I choose their color called Colonial White. It is a much better match. I suggested the color change to Kim and it did not go anywhere.

The least expensive solution is that can of paint. Baglo will chime in shortly with the brand and color.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
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A moulded LP tank cover would be heavy and expensive.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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It's Krylon Fusion Dover White 42322

Also, I'd heard of somebody losing their cover because of turbulence so I loop a reusable zip tie around the cylinder handle and back up through a slot in the top of the cover. It could be white, it could be tidier, but, it'll do.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:11 PM   #6
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I'm not certain of the color of Fusion paint, but Dave&Kathie painted the "stock" dual propane tank cover on their 21' to match their trailer, and it looks STELLAR. No longer that "white in your face" color. It now blends in with the box and looks really good.

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thanks everyone.
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We also used Krylon Dover White - easy to do (didn't do the inside). One spray can is plenty. Looks great, matches perfectly.

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Old 05-21-2014, 10:27 PM   #9
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Doesn't big foot have a molded cover? How much weight could a small moulded cover add? Does anyone have any idea what a cost could be?
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Since there already is one, I don't understand why we need another. The ones in use are readily available and inexpensive. What is it that a new design would accomplish?
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