Propane cover - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
Propane cover

Is the propane cover designed to stay on during transport? I don't see any place to attach it.
__________________

Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,701
It is supposed to.
I added a re-usable zap-strap to mine. Goes down through existing hole. Goes around handle of propane tank and back up through the existing hole in the cover.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Zip tie.jpg (68.5 KB, 10 views)
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
On the bottom of mine both front and back, there's a tab with a hole in it. Thought maybe I was missing something, I'll have to look at it again and perhaps just do what you did.
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 19,471
If you go thru some of the owner mod posts you should see where several of us have posted where we used a bungee strap along the bottom to keep the whole cover in place. Also you can reverse the cover to where the flap opens away from you for better access to the tanks while I have seen others positioned the opposite way, to keep the flap down in case it gets loose.
__________________
Jim
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years Lincoln
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
A bungee cord is a great idea! I should have thought of that, I guess I was thinking there would be some kind of factory hold down setup.
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,701
As I said, it should stay in place because of the indents in the cover ( friction fit ). Mine did for five years and then I added the zap-strap. Some have lost the lid in the cover. I think you just have to make sure the thumb nuts are tight.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
As I said, it should stay in place because of the indents in the cover ( friction fit ). Mine did for five years and then I added the zap-strap. Some have lost the lid in the cover. I think you just have to make sure the thumb nuts are tight.
Your post makes sense but when I placed my cover over the tanks it just falls on, no friction fit.
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,701
It fall on, but there is resistance ( besides its own weight ) from the indents at the bottom of the tank.
Anyway, may I be forgiven, you could just drill a couple holes at the bottom of the cover and run a bungie under the frame.
I think others have glued a strip of ensolite or some such on the inside of the indent to increase friction.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
I think that's the best option! I have no problem drilling holes in the cover!
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
KarenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bellingham and Glacier, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15A
Posts: 1,981
Send a message via Skype™ to KarenH
Yup, drilling the holes in the cover is the easy part. Remembering to put on the bungee cord...not so much. But I haven't lost it yet.
__________________
Karen Hulford
2013 Escape 15A, "Egbert"
Ford 150 XLT 5.8L
Bellingham, Washington
KarenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:29 PM   #11
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,466
Cypherian has what I think is the neatest mod to take care of this:

Escape Trailer Owners Community - Cypherian's Album: Some Modifications - Picture
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:38 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
56reader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Trailer: Escape 19
Posts: 154
I thought there were a couple of holes on the bottom of the cover for a tie down, haven't done that yet.

Though my problem is the fit with the storage box, propane cover and the electric hitch jack. Sounds like others have reshaped the cover to flatten it out so it doesn't require removing the propane cover each time you want in the storage box.

Good to have the trailers! Dave did great job getting them to us!
__________________
Linda

"Not all those who wander are lost.." JRR Tolkien
56reader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:39 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Cypherian has what I think is the neatest mod to take care of this:

Escape Trailer Owners Community - Cypherian's Album: Some Modifications - Picture
That is nice!
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:40 PM   #14
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by 56reader View Post
I thought there were a couple of holes on the bottom of the cover for a tie down, haven't done that yet.

Though my problem is the fit with the storage box, propane cover and the electric hitch jack. Sounds like others have reshaped the cover to flatten it out so it doesn't require removing the propane cover each time you want in the storage box.

Good to have the trailers! Dave did great job getting them to us!
We have a 19 with all three. No issues getting into the storage box, lifting the tank cover, or with the power jack clearance.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:43 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Slickheadhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Weare, New Hampshire
Trailer: 2015 Escape 17A
Posts: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by 56reader View Post
I thought there were a couple of holes on the bottom of the cover for a tie down, haven't done that yet.

Though my problem is the fit with the storage box, propane cover and the electric hitch jack. Sounds like others have reshaped the cover to flatten it out so it doesn't require removing the propane cover each time you want in the storage box.

Good to have the trailers! Dave did great job getting them to us!
Dave was awesome,Very personable!
Slickheadhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 08:56 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
bisonbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Windham, CT, Connecticut
Trailer: Escape 21
Posts: 183
When we picked up, Dennis suggested the bungee cord. Ann Marie had a bungee cord out of the truck and attached to the cover in about 30 seconds
__________________
Bill and Ann-Marie

Think BIG from the start, its the same effort!
bisonbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 08:59 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 5,690
propane cover

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Cypherian has what I think is the neatest mod to take care of this:

Escape Trailer Owners Community - Cypherian's Album: Some Modifications - Picture
Followed Cypherian's lead . Pat
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1010002.jpg (129.4 KB, 24 views)
File Type: jpg P1010003.jpg (174.7 KB, 17 views)
Patandlinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 07:27 AM   #18
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 19,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by bisonbill View Post
When we picked up, Dennis suggested the bungee cord. Ann Marie had a bungee cord out of the truck and attached to the cover in about 30 seconds
Yes, that is what I did way back in 2012 on my first Escape - (now belongs to Cypherian) and continued on BlackJack. Not as a security measure but to keep it from coming off while on the highway as it slips easily on and off. For those who have trailer delivery, the tank covers ride inside and you install once delivery is complete.
__________________

__________________
Jim
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years Lincoln
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×