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Old 04-22-2015, 11:53 PM   #21
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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..
I have the same issue. At present, I am just lifting the propane cover an inch or two to give the storage box lid enough room to get by.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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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..
I had the same problem. Since the cover is a thermoplastic, I applied a bunch of heat, then "flattened" the rear side of the cover - it still clears the tanks. I now have 1/2" of clearance between it and the storage box...
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:15 AM   #23
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That reminds me of the time I purchased my brand new Harley. On the way home a side cover flew off. A $40.00 replacement. Wound up securing it with zip ties after that. Sometimes you just have to go low tech. Live and learn.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:42 PM   #24
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A propane cover question. I have not had to fill either yet but can I with the cover left in place? Or must it be removed to fill the bottles.
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A propane cover question. I have not had to fill either yet but can I with the cover left in place? Or must it be removed to fill the bottles.
Depends who is doing the filling of the tank. Some places fill by weight, so the tank itself must be removed. We don't do it by weight out here, but still take the tank off and take it in to the station. I usually do that after returning from a trip, anyway. I suppose you could leave the tanks on the trailer, provided there's a long enough fill hose and you can get your trailer close enough, but I'd bet you'd still need to remove the cover.

My naugahyde cover has not lasted as long as I had hoped, so will be looking at putting the hard cover back on, with modifications.
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