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Old 03-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question about new TT

I just arrived home last night with a new FB22. When the representative at the dealership did the walk-around with me, everything was open and the bottle cover was off. He closed everything up while I was completing the paperwork and I didn't realize until I arrived home that the plastic propane bottle cover was not fastened down to anything. There are two small tabs with holes in the front and back at the bottom of the cover, but nothing nearby to attach them to. I can just lift the cover off very easily and nothing stops it (no clips, screws, bolts or anything). I am surprised the cover did not fly off going down the highway. I would just take it back to the dealer and ask about this, but it's a couple hour drive, which can be a little costly at 9 MPG.

So, do any of you know if the cover should be attached somehow to the trailer?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Mine isn't attached either, however there is some friction between the covers and tanks and it certainly takes some force required to lift it off.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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I also have a 22FB and there are no clips, etc. but the friction alone makes it pretty tough to slide it off easily.

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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Yep, no clips on mine either. And it dose not budge.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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The LP tanks are sitting in kind of a tray, right? Can you loosen the clamp that holds the LP tanks down and move the tanks slightly outward to provide a little friction between them and the cover?
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The LP tanks are sitting in kind of a tray, right? Can you loosen the clamp that holds the LP tanks down and move the tanks slightly outward to provide a little friction between them and the cover?
Good idea if the cover is not tight. Ours just lifts off but fits tight. If you want you could drill a small hole in the bottom and use a small bungee cord to keep it down.
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I just arrived home last night with a new FB22. When the representative at the dealership did the walk-around with me, everything was open and the bottle cover was off. He closed everything up while I was completing the paperwork and I didn't realize until I arrived home that the plastic propane bottle cover was not fastened down to anything. There are two small tabs with holes in the front and back at the bottom of the cover, but nothing nearby to attach them to. I can just lift the cover off very easily and nothing stops it (no clips, screws, bolts or anything). I am surprised the cover did not fly off going down the highway. I would just take it back to the dealer and ask about this, but it's a couple hour drive, which can be a little costly at 9 MPG.

So, do any of you know if the cover should be attached somehow to the trailer?

Thanks for the help!
We bought the 23FB last June. Grats on your new TT!!
Ours just sits over top our propane tanks. Very snug. It isn't going anywhere.
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Ours came with a small bungie-cord. There should be two small, round "hooks" on the bottom, & the cord slips under the tanks tray - if not try clutch's idea for that extra bit of security...
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Up until this winter, I stored my TT undreground, which required removal of the propane tanks. Every spring when I reinstalled them for the season I often had to adjust the positioning of the tanks one (or more) times until I had enough tension on the cover that it would be secure. After 12 years with the original cover, I haven't lost it yet.

Like some of the other posters have already said, loosten up the hold downs on the tanks and slide them out a bit.
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Mine is on so tight that it takes 2 men and an elephant to get it off...
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