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Old 11-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Just removed my propane cover and tanks for inspection and find that both tanks sit in about 1/2" water trapped by the propane tank holder. Drilled 2-3 holes in each side to drain water and keep it dry.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up, but...
I've never seen a propane tank holder base without holes in the bottom. Were there no holes, or did they get blocked by something such as lining up with the frame?
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Jim.. to add to your thread I've also observed on my 19 that the metal screws securing the propane tank tray to the trailer frame that are only visible when you remove the tanks for filling, were loose, and in one case stripped
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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I'd take a picture Brian, but I already reassembled the tanks/cover, but there were no holes under the holder where the tanks sit.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Jim ,just a point of information . If you drill a small round hole with a drill bit ,often the water will skim over the hole due to surface tension and not drain or drain poorly . It is best to elongate the hole to facilitate draining . If you look at the factory drain holes in electrical equipment such as a meter socket the holes are triangular or slotted.to improve drainage
My Casita did the same thing in the area directly under the tank
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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I'd take a picture Brian, but I already reassembled the tanks/cover, but there were no holes under the holder where the tanks sit.
I am pretty sure we do not have holes there but no water either even after torrential rains. I wonder why your cover is not keeping the water out.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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I am pretty sure we do not have holes there but no water either even after torrential rains. I wonder why your cover is not keeping the water out.
No harm in looking...my cover is not 100% waterproof.
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