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Old 05-17-2023, 06:45 PM   #1
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Propane tank cover?

I just upgraded from a 171BH to a 25RB and one of the things I'm wanting to do is outfit it to maximize my boondocking time capability. This includes upgrading the propane tanks to dual 40# tanks.

Has anyone found or seen anyone that sells a hard plastic cover that will fit over the dual 40# tanks? From looking at the specs, the 30# tank covers would be a few inches too short and leave the bottom of the tanks hanging out.

I called CamCo and FlameKing to ask if they or anyone they know of are making the 40# tank covers. CamCo said they aren't selling 40# covers "yet", but the 40# tanks are starting to get popular so they will probably be producing one in the near future. And sorry, no clue on time frame since it isn't on their radar yet. FlameKing said no, they only sell the tanks and don't have any leads on tank cover manufacturers, but try checking on Amazon...

I looked on Amazon and the only thing I found was a soft vinyl cover that looks like it will last about one summer in the sun, if that long. All of the hard plastic cases on Amazon are for 20# or 30# that I can find.

Has anyone come up with a good cover for 40# propane tanks?

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Old 05-17-2023, 08:21 PM   #2
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Is there an awning shop near you? They might be able to make one. We used one to make awning for our pop up camper years ago.
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Old 05-17-2023, 08:24 PM   #3
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There's a cover on ebay, but it's not a hard-shell plastic. The description says "polyester."

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/285171210494...pid=2322345587

I'm sure you don't want the aluminum one for an Airstream. "Only" $1216.00......
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Maybe there's some way you could modify the dual 30# hard tank cover. Adding a "collar" around the bottom to increase its length?
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I was just looking at pictures of the flame king 30 pound cover on Amazon. It has straight grooves that look evenly spaced apart. I think I could buy two of them and cut the bottom off of one and glue it to the inside of the other one along the horizontal lines so that it slides over the top. I only need an additional six inches to cover the 40 lb tanks. So I think it might work and look half way decent!.
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I was just looking at pictures of the flame king 30 pound cover on Amazon. It has straight grooves that look evenly spaced apart. I think I could buy two of them and cut the bottom off of one and glue it to the inside of the other one along the horizontal lines so that it slides over the top. I only need an additional six inches to cover the 40 lb tanks. So I think it might work and look half way decent!.
I was thinking something similar which would likely work well. I also suggest to take measurements as I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't use 2x 20lb covers (instead of 30#) and cut one, insert in the other, and use rivets, glue, or perhaps eternabond tape from the inside to keep the two sections together. If you are using FlameKing, you would have some extra hole covers as well. ~CA

Tank sizes, (all tanks are the same diameter with the difference in the height)
https://camper101.com/20-lb-vs-30-lb...e-tank-for-rv/
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For temporary, maybe this:

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=...ane+tank+cover

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