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Old 07-10-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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I installed a different propane cover that now clears the electric jack on our 19, But my question is why worry about the tank covers, they are not needed, I would leave them off for vacation/travel and maybe put it back on when in storage.

This is a stock web image, I will take one of my set-up next time out
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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...my question is why worry about the tank covers, they are not needed, ....

I think it's purely aesthetic Ian.
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I think it's purely aesthetic Ian.
I agree, but you have to ask yourself if a cover that is heated, burned, cut-up , etc is aesthetic.
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I agree, but you have to ask yourself if a cover that is heated, burned, cut-up , etc is aesthetic.

But...but....mine's intact.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:40 PM   #15
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I "reformed" my propane tank cover using heat. I put a small electric heater inside & used a heat shrink gun on the outside. Took about an 1/2 hour of heating to get it soft enough to form. I "adjusted the back side so the cover on the storage box would open.

I still have not come up with a good solution that lets me see the changeover indicator on the dual propane regulator. The motor & housing of the electric jack completely cover the front of the box.
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I "reformed" my propane tank cover using heat. I put a small electric heater inside & used a heat shrink gun on the outside. Took about an 1/2 hour of heating to get it soft enough to form. I "adjusted the back side so the cover on the storage box would open.

I still have not come up with a good solution that lets me see the changeover indicator on the dual propane regulator. The motor & housing of the electric jack completely cover the front of the box.
First time I used a mechanics mirror but now that I've been fooling around the all-thread holding the regulator is loose enough for me to turn it slightly.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:31 PM   #18
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I agree, but you have to ask yourself if a cover that is heated, burned, cut-up , etc is aesthetic.
Well, to each their own. I'd rather have mine, despite being modified, still doing its' job of keeping moisture, road grime etc. off the tanks etc. To me, tanks sitting uncovered look sort of unfinished.

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That tank cover comes off easily and there are 2 ways of re-installing, one with the opening towards the front and in the pictures posted the opening is towards the rear. Perhaps if you reversed the cover you may not need to perform any modification because it is shaped differently front and rear.I also recommend a strap along the bottom to keep the cover in place while traveling, some have lost their cover.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:16 AM   #20
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BTW the replacement cover I am using pictured in my earlier post #11 in this thread, it does not have the "bulges" in the center section which interfere with the front box lid. My front box opens without any interference, in fact there is actually about an inch of clearance between the box and the cover. Same with the electric jack, I just installed a Jack-E-Up so I can remove the jack so I can open the tailgate with the trailer connected. when rotating the jack to remove it it hits the new cover but will still turn for removal and reattachment.

Access to turn on the propane is a bit more limited as it uses 2 round 1/4 turn hatches, one for each tank and seeing the changeover valve is very difficult if not impossible with the cover on.
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