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Old 02-12-2015, 09:21 PM   #31
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Dude, that is so cool!

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:27 PM   #32
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I just got pictures of the new awing from my RV dealer. The awnings are black and dark grey strips on top, white on the bottom. I wrote him a long email regarding black and problems associated with black and he forwarded it to the Jayco rep, the Jayco rep forwarded it to the factory. I will let you know if I get a response.

Doing some research on propane, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) requires all propane tanks be painted in a heat reflecting color. I doubt they would think enclosing a tank, or two tanks, in a black cover would be prudent. Temperatures in vehicles typically can hit 150 degrees inside within minutes. I would dare say 150 to 175 inside the dark covers would not be unusual.

Sometimes designers choose items for esthetic rather than practical purposes. This is where engineers, specification folks need to step in and "assist" them in making appropriate choices, I have done it 100's of times for products I represented.

I hope they see the potential for liability and at least offer choices...
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It's the Amish Mafia making the decision of which trim to use. We don't have a chance...

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:32 PM   #34
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I picked up our new 32 IBTS today... Fiberglass option.. Black trim.. Black awning with grey stripes and black propane tank cover...

It was built at the end of January.

I wasn't too thrilled with the black awning but hadn't even thought about the issues with a black propane tank cover... hmmmm

While not in AZ.. Texas gets plenty warm. Glad I got 2 AC units..
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:37 PM   #36
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That's the same one we have...
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:28 AM   #37
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:29 AM   #38
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I don't hate black as a color, just seems it's not the best choice for everyone and every situation. Doesn't seem to be well thought out by Jayco. And why would they make changes mid stream if it's not due to not being able to get the original product? I would think once a model is designed and announced they would keep that design until a new model year is announced. I await their reply.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:43 AM   #39
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Even more loony to me, is they put a Black cover on the propane tanks... geesh, really ? I dare say you won't be able to touch the tank knobs by noon on a typical summer day, hell we drive with oven mitts on, and thats in a white TV... can they really be that naive? or is it just stupidity ?
I am changing our tank covers out in the spring to the white one. I also thought using black over the tanks was not a bright idea. I could envision relief valves popping on the tanks under the black covers.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:29 AM   #40
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The Black trim does look good but I couldn't imagine for the life of me why the would put a black awning on a product that is used in the SUMMER and primarily in the south under that big orange thing in the sky !!!! Just MHO
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