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Old 06-06-2014, 01:32 PM   #21
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That is true. At least they are out of the sun but they will need replacing at some point.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:34 PM   #22
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The hoses will eventually need replacement, but is any Escape old enough for that? In any case, these (usually called "pigtails") are common and easy to replace.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:10 PM   #23
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Lost My Propane Tank Cover

Coming back from Chilliwack we were crossing Nebraska. I heard a noise, then another. Checking the mirrors I could not see anything amiss. At the next gas stop the tank cover was missing. It was a windy day, 20-30 mile head wind and we were driving into it for over 200 miles. It must have worked its way up and then flew off.

My most disappointing thing is, I had taken a can of Dover White paint spray and had already made it a nice matching cover.

I would recommend some method of securing that tank cover. On my 19 I had lost the lid to the cover, fortunately you can order just the lid, but since then I have used fiberglass tape to add a level of security to the lid. With my replacement cover I will go with a shock cord and S hook to assure retention.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:17 PM   #24
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Bummer Paul and Janet! Someplace here on the forums is a thread about how to secure the tank cover. Maybe someone that's done it can point you in that direction so it doesn't happen again
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:32 PM   #25
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When I picked my trailer up I mentioned to Dennis that I wanted to install a wind deflector on the canopy. He mentioned that others have done that and it creates a low pressure area by the propane tanks and that can cause them to levitate. He recommended if I was going to do that to put a bungee cord on the tabs that are there for that purpose.

I just did several thousand miles without incident, no wind deflector yet, but it seems like a bungee might be cheap insurance.

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Old 06-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #26
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I have a re-usable zap-strap that goes down through a slot in the top of the cover, around the handle and back up through the slot, where it is fastened.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:14 PM   #27
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Multo-Bummer on that fly-off. Like the bungie solution-- or simply using the tabs underneath for what they are there for. Simple and sweet.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #28
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Coming back from Chilliwack we were crossing Nebraska. I heard a noise, then another. Checking the mirrors I could not see anything amiss. At the next gas stop the tank cover was missing. It was a windy day, 20-30 mile head wind and we were driving into it for over 200 miles. It must have worked its way up and then flew off.

My most disappointing thing is, I had taken a can of Dover White paint spray and had already made it a nice matching cover.

I would recommend some method of securing that tank cover. On my 19 I had lost the lid to the cover, fortunately you can order just the lid, but since then I have used fiberglass tape to add a level of security to the lid. With my replacement cover I will go with a shock cord and S hook to assure retention.
I have painted the cover to match the trailer too. I just might attach a bungee cord to it before heading out next time.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:32 PM   #29
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Coming back from Chilliwack we were crossing Nebraska. I heard a noise, then another. Checking the mirrors I could not see anything amiss. At the next gas stop the tank cover was missing. It was a windy day, 20-30 mile head wind and we were driving into it for over 200 miles. It must have worked its way up and then flew off.

My most disappointing thing is, I had taken a can of Dover White paint spray and had already made it a nice matching cover.

I would recommend some method of securing that tank cover. On my 19 I had lost the lid to the cover, fortunately you can order just the lid, but since then I have used fiberglass tape to add a level of security to the lid. With my replacement cover I will go with a shock cord and S hook to assure retention.
Oh no! But I hope that the rest of your trip has been good--can't wait to hear about the adentures in your 21! Safe travels the rest of your way home!
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:34 PM   #30
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bungee hole tabs? I'll have to go look. I drilled a couple of small holes in the bottom so I can wrap a bungee from one hole, down under the trailer frame, over to the other hole. Where are these tabs and holes I missed?
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