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Old 05-03-2021, 10:09 PM   #1
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Need new propane tank cover for 2017 17B

I was towing my 17B in some truly horrendous cross winds the other day and when I got where I was going I noticed the propane cover that covers both of the propane tanks on the tongue was missing. Didn't think that was even possible, but it happened. I hope nobody was in the path of wherever it went when it came off on the freeway.

On etrailer.com I see two possibilities for the original equipment one:

I'm pretty sure it is this one which is for 2-20lb tanks:
https://www.etrailer.com/Covers/Camco/CAM40523.html

This one fits either 2-20lb or 2-30lb tanks. It's a little taller and I could see how Escape might have gone with the bigger one for whatever reason:
https://www.etrailer.com/Covers/Camco/CAM40542.html

Does anyone know for sure which one it is?

Next time I'm going to put a bungee on it or some other sort of tie down.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:12 PM   #2
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2-20 lb tanks is the Std.
And, yes, they can fly away.

I just checked mine yesterday, and found that one of the little tabs that I hook the bungee to was broken, so I just drilled a couple of new holes in the bottom of the cover just above the base rib.
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Escape supplies their trailers with the smaller dual 20# cover.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:27 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it is this one which is for 2-20lb tanks:
https://www.etrailer.com/Covers/Camco/CAM40523.html

Looks like it to me ( unless you opted for 30 lb. tanks ). I keep mine attached to the trailer with a zip tie run down through the slot, around the propane tank handle and back up through the slot.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:41 AM   #5
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I drilled 2 small holes on each side and ran an elastic cord underneath to keep it from flying off...
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:52 AM   #6
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Tank cover

Sorry to hear you lost your cover. Jim Norman posted some time ago that it was advisable to put a bungee across the bottom of the tanks which I did. Then Bill S advised two small zip ties be installed across the tabs that hinge the inspection covers. Another good idea. A few years ago when we had a free tarp at Niagara Falls one of the fellows brought up a cover with no inspection lid. As he went to leave it in the tarp I told him you can buy a replacement lid. He did not know that and we looked one up on the phone. Sure enough. So he then took the cover back home for a spare And with the advice to install the bungee across the bottom. Iowa Dave
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:09 AM   #7
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Here are some pictures just taken,,,,,,
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:49 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, and Jim for the photos. Now I have another small project once I get the replacement.
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