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Old 09-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #41
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I'll go look again when i get home from work. Thanks for your help!
Do i have to remove the cover to see it?
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:42 PM   #42
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The green color shows that my service tank still has propane. When that tank goes empty, a red band will appear under the green band and it is very obvious. BTW, my tank cover lid flew off this last trip. Hope I can just buy a new lid and not the whole cover. Sorry the pic is out of focus as I forgot to put the camera on macro.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:45 PM   #43
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KarenH...Our top flap blew off as well and we had to buy a whole new cover. They're not that expensive but a waste of plastic.
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Well, I found this but no dimensions are listed :

Replacement LP Tank Cover Lid, Polar White
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:41 PM   #46
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Propane Tank Cover Lid

My local RV dealer had a lid for the propane tank cover in stock. Fourteen bucks, tax included. I'm a little confused about the part number as it's hand-written on mine but my conclusion is that it ends in 0543 (Camco).
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #47
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I'll go look again when i get home from work. Thanks for your help!
Do i have to remove the cover to see it?
Fox Hunt, on yours, the indicator is a bit different. It is still read and green, but faces towards the front of the trailer. It is a circle with some quadrants. Green if the current tank has propane, red if it is empty. you do need to remove the cover to see it.

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Old 09-10-2015, 07:57 PM   #48
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We err on the side of safety and never run the fridge on propane while traveling. We make sure the batteries are fully charged, cool the fridge down in advance, and run it on battery power while on the road. Works great for us. Might not work in Phoenix though.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:06 PM   #49
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KarenH...Our top flap blew off as well and we had to buy a whole new cover. They're not that expensive but a waste of plastic.
Do this on the next one...

Drill two holes and use wire ties. Ours original is somewhere in Idaho. Comes with little black knobs. Amazon has as well.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:54 PM   #50
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We lost the propane tank cover also. Amazon sells replacement covers for under $10.
I drilled a 3/8" hole in the cover ,extended the threaded
rod that holds the tank down with a couple of rod couplings and put a bolt down through the cover and screwed it into the rod coupling.
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