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Old 04-18-2016, 10:13 PM   #11
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thanks Santa Cruz. I need to be prepared for these "minor" annoyances in advance. I have a truck with a camper shell so. I really don't have to have the extra storage. However ,,two different folks show photos of theirs work together. kinda strange?
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:40 PM   #12
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Just another thing to check at pickup. There sholud be enough space to open the box without removing the tanks' cover. The Atwood 2500 is shorter than other models which is important for those with lift gates as taller ones will impede more for clearance to open.

If you opt out for the power jack at least have it wired for next to nothing in cost.
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Thanks to this excellent thread I added to my build sheet addendum to check for this issue... to make sure i can open the optional front cargo box with the propane cover in place, and also to check the clearance on the power tongue jack with the hatch of our current SUV (that we'll tow with for many many more years)

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I had an early combination of the storage box, tank cover & electric jack - The solution I used for a tight fit making the storage box a pain to open was to thermoform the plastic tank cover. Using an electric heater & a heat shrink gun together I warmed up the plastic until it was soft enough to let me flatten the back side of the cover.
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Thanks to this excellent thread I added to my build sheet addendum to check for this issue... to make sure i can open the optional front cargo box with the propane cover in place, and also to check the clearance on the power tongue jack with the hatch of our current SUV (that we'll tow with for many many more years)

I used this to allow clearance Amazon.com: Jack-E-Up (Black): Home Improvement
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I had an early combination of the storage box, tank cover & electric jack - The solution I used for a tight fit making the storage box a pain to open was to thermoform the plastic tank cover. Using an electric heater & a heat shrink gun together I warmed up the plastic until it was soft enough to let me flatten the back side of the cover.
I only got the power jack because I knew with the manual jack that my huge Tundra tailgate wouldn't clear the handle. Traded one problem for another! Reforming the plastic tank cover is the best solution, just haven't wanted to buy a heat gun to do it.
I know from experience elsewhere that using a torch is a tenuous idea, too.
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