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Old 07-18-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Propane cover

I have a 2011 eagle 330rlts and have a problem with the propane tank cover. It is too close to "nose" of camper and I'm afraid it will damage the fiberglass. Any ideas on how to get it on and off without rubbing? Have added a picture so you can see my problem. I have already made a mark on "nose" am scared to take it off again.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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Update on propane cover. I have found that I can get cover to move forward (top) so there is about 11/2 of room between nose of camper and tank covers BUT, it still rubs the point on the nose when lifting it off. Have electric tongue jack, could that be the problem?
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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If it were my camper, I would put a thin piece of cardboard or some plastic bag between the cover and the nose when lifting the cover off. That way there should be no scuffing of the nose. Just my thoughts.
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I just put a piece of white tape where mine touches. It only touches when I take the cover off. I have the same trailer.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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If it were me I would take it back to the dealer. It looks like the vibration from driving would cause some damage to the trailer finish.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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Use a heat gun and apply enough heat so that the plastic softens enough to "remold" it away from the fiberglass. I tried putting several different materials between the plastic and fiberglass and they all eventually fall out.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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This fall I am going to replace my tank cover with one of those fabric jobs from camping world.. (too expensive to order it from them when I am in Canada)
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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If it were my camper, I would put a thin piece of cardboard or some plastic bag between the cover and the nose when lifting the cover off. That way there should be no scuffing of the nose. Just my thoughts.
good idea with the towel or cardboard, cheap and easy. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #9
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it doesn't get driven, it is parked in 20 acres of woods and we use it like a cabin so i don't worry about it rubbing while it's being pulled but I like to turn the gas off when I'm not there, haven't been ( we go there every sat night and come home late sunday evening) cause it rubs the point and i'm scared of making the mark it has already made any worse, don't want it rubbing. and won't wax out I might add, Thanks for the ideas, think i'm going with the towel idea, should work just fine
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The tank cover on my trailer has a hinged lid that you can open to turn on gas or transfer to other tank with out taking whole cover off.
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