Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-03-2016, 08:17 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
remphoto's Avatar
 
2015 16' Sport
Upper Sandusky , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 205
LP Bottle Cover

Today we ordered segment protectors for our 2015 16 Sport at the dealer. We feel they are a necessity given the rock dings we are getting in that area.

I also wanted to get the aluminum LP Bottle Cover but it is $750 -- almost as much as both segment protectors. Anyone have an idea for a less expensive source? I have been watching ebay but used ones seem to be few and far between.

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
2015 Airstream Bambi Sport 16J
Past Travel Trailers:
*1992 Dutchmen 30' Bunk
*2003 Jayco Designer Series 32' Rear Living
*2015 T@B Sofitel S (exchanged after 3 days for Bambi)
remphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 08:29 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,135
Images: 33
You can buy cheaper plastic and soft vinyl covers from most RV parts suppliers.
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
remphoto's Avatar
 
2015 16' Sport
Upper Sandusky , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWCHIEF View Post
You can buy cheaper plastic and soft vinyl covers from most RV parts suppliers.
Of course. It came with a plastic cover but wanted to get the look of the larger Airstreams with the aluminum cover -- especially since we were a adding the segment stone protectors with which the larger units come standard.
__________________
2015 Airstream Bambi Sport 16J
Past Travel Trailers:
*1992 Dutchmen 30' Bunk
*2003 Jayco Designer Series 32' Rear Living
*2015 T@B Sofitel S (exchanged after 3 days for Bambi)
remphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 09:17 PM   #4
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,424
Those aluminum ones are nice, but they aren't particularly complicated. Wonder if a fabricator couldn't do one up for fewer bucks. Probably have to show them one of the factory models, though.
Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 09:22 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
remphoto's Avatar
 
2015 16' Sport
Upper Sandusky , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
Those aluminum ones are nice, but they aren't particularly complicated. Wonder if a fabricator couldn't do one up for fewer bucks. Probably have to show them one of the factory models, though.
Lynn
Good idea, thanks. We have a good machine shop near here and I think there is a scematic drawing somewhere on the Web of the cover. I will look into it.
__________________
2015 Airstream Bambi Sport 16J
Past Travel Trailers:
*1992 Dutchmen 30' Bunk
*2003 Jayco Designer Series 32' Rear Living
*2015 T@B Sofitel S (exchanged after 3 days for Bambi)
remphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 03:04 AM   #6
Overland Adventurer
 
AtomicNo13's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
2009 34' Panamerica
Telluride , Colorado
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,885
Here's another thought....
ditch the ugly steel tanks and buy the bigger Worthington aluminum tanks and have them polished.... you'll be dollars ahead and have tanks that look.good and last forever!
__________________
AtomicNo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:33 AM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Native143's Avatar
 
2014 16' Sport
Dunedin , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 81
Images: 1
I used spray paint to paint the plastic cover. Matched aluminum shade. Blended in nicely with 2014 Bambi. Nice alternative until someone comes up with a less expensive cover alternative.
__________________
Native143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:58 AM   #8
.-. -...
 
Adventure.AS's Avatar

 
2017 25' International
Port Dover , Ontario
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Native143 View Post
I used spray paint to paint the plastic cover. Matched aluminum shade. Blended in nicely with 2014 Bambi. Nice alternative until someone comes up with a less expensive cover alternative.
Do you have any photos?
__________________
Adventure.AS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 09:01 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2012 27' FB Classic
Yakima , Washington
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 41
Hi remphoto
We have a 2012 27 FB. The wind blew the gate open and caught the tank cover and dented it, the trailer was brand new so I order a new one. Gloria thought I was crazy but I did it. We still have it and would like to see someone use it, so if you are interested in it let me know. I am sure we could work something out.
MIke
__________________
Mike-Gloria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 10:44 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar

 
2008 22' Sport
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 View Post
Here's another thought....
ditch the ugly steel tanks and buy the bigger Worthington aluminum tanks and have them polished.... you'll be dollars ahead and have tanks that look.good and last forever!
Not to mention the total wt savings over steel tanks and metal cover.
__________________
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4.7L 4X4
Rambox
WBCCI 14676 TX ALAMO UNIT
Boxite is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 10:47 AM   #11
Overland Adventurer
 
AtomicNo13's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
2009 34' Panamerica
Telluride , Colorado
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,885
The weight change is huge!
I have the cover on mine just because its in perfect condition. I worry about the day when the plastic top cover cracks and dies.
__________________
AtomicNo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 11:42 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
remphoto's Avatar
 
2015 16' Sport
Upper Sandusky , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-Gloria View Post
Hi remphoto
We have a 2012 27 FB. The wind blew the gate open and caught the tank cover and dented it, the trailer was brand new so I order a new one. Gloria thought I was crazy but I did it. We still have it and would like to see someone use it, so if you are interested in it let me know. I am sure we could work something out.
MIke
Thanks -- PM sent to you.
__________________
2015 Airstream Bambi Sport 16J
Past Travel Trailers:
*1992 Dutchmen 30' Bunk
*2003 Jayco Designer Series 32' Rear Living
*2015 T@B Sofitel S (exchanged after 3 days for Bambi)
remphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 01:57 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
Native143's Avatar
 
2014 16' Sport
Dunedin , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 81
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventure.AS View Post
Do you have any photos?
I used one can of paint. May go back and do it again for better coverage due to rough surface of plastic cover. (Not sure how to do photos. Hope it comes thru)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2351.JPG
Views:	53
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	264174   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2353.JPG
Views:	55
Size:	125.6 KB
ID:	264175  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2355.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	103.8 KB
ID:	264176  
__________________
Native143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 03:25 PM   #14
.-. -...
 
Adventure.AS's Avatar

 
2017 25' International
Port Dover , Ontario
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Native143 View Post
I used one can of paint. May go back and do it again for better coverage due to rough surface of plastic cover. (Not sure how to do photos. Hope it comes thru)
Thanks for the pictures. It looks great. I came to find out, though, that the 2017 Sport comes with the stainless steel propane cover.
__________________

__________________
Ray B.
WBCCI #6497

“One test is worth a thousand 'expert' opinions”
Sign at Boeing headquarters, posted by test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston, c1948
Adventure.AS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aluminum Bottle Cover for Sport 16 remphoto 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 1 02-19-2016 11:00 AM
Bottle cover striping davidz71 Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 0 12-01-2005 10:54 PM
Propane Bottle Cover Pahaska 2002 - 2005 International 5 05-19-2003 10:53 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.