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Old 04-22-2015, 03:36 PM   #11
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I ordered the electric tongue jack with my 19, and with the storage box. With the stock hard propane tank covers in place, I can't open the storage box. I guess it has to do with the combination of the placement of the storage box and the propane tanks. Since it doesn't appear to be worthwhile to try to move anything, I just purchased the cloth covers with zippers and am pleased with that..
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #12
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We left our propane hinged panel somewhere in Idaho. Saw this somewhere when I was looking for the replacement. Drilled two holes and installed larger wire ties. That way if you forget to snap it back in place it will not fly off like ours.

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Old 04-22-2015, 05:31 PM   #13
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I ordered the electric tongue jack with my 19, and with the storage box. With the stock hard propane tank covers in place, I can't open the storage box. I guess it has to do with the combination of the placement of the storage box and the propane tanks.
Since the hard tank cover is standard, and the propane tank placement is the same regardless of the storage box, wouldn't everyone with the storage box (at least with a 19') have the same problem... or is the tank cover positioned differently in some way to accommodate the electric jack?
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #14
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I have noticed the cover orientation to vary and that maybe the issue. The covers are shipped loose in the trailer.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:20 PM   #15
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It is a pretty tight squeeze between the tank cover and the lid of the storage box. Because the tank cover is loosely fit over the tanks, it is possible to pull the plastic tank cover away from the storage box lid to make a bit more room to open the lid. I have found that the plastic tank cover also rubs on the edge of the storage box lid, and I have taken to placing a small piece of fabric between the two to prevent further rubbing while travelling. Use of a soft cover for the tanks sounds like it may be a good idea.
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I replaced my soft vinyl cover with the hard cover. The soft one was getting to look rather ratty and it was a struggle to do up the snaps.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:35 PM   #17
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Saw the solution on Cypherian's post, and bookmarked it:
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We were concerned about losing cover so did about the same after you saw our trailer . Pat
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:00 PM   #18
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I ordered the electric tongue jack with my 19, and with the storage box. With the stock hard propane tank covers in place, I can't open the storage box. I guess it has to do with the combination of the placement of the storage box and the propane tanks. Since it doesn't appear to be worthwhile to try to move anything, I just purchased the cloth covers with zippers and am pleased with that..
Am surprised; don't have that problem with electric tongue jack/storage box. Must be the frame is just a little short on the 19.

One can get just the lid for the propane tank cover. Camco item. Persuaded a RV parts retailer to just sell me the lid from the complete kit and she ordered another tonal it whole. $9 as I recall vs. $30-40 for complete assembly which of course one has to assemble.
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We were concerned about losing cover so did about the same after you saw our trailer . Pat
Thanks, Pat. That's good to know. I'll be taking some materials to deal with that right when we pick up our 17. (23 weeks).
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Thanks, Pat. That's good to know. I'll be taking some materials to deal with that right when we pick up our 17. (23 weeks).
It'll be here before you know it .Pat
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