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Old 07-02-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Hot water heater compartment cover

I was hoping someone could tell me what is supposed to be in the hole that is empty on the cover to the compartment for my hot water heater. It looks like there should be a locking mechanism of some sort but I am not sure where to find it or even what it looks like. The previous owner has replaced it with a screw.

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Old 07-02-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I believe you are looking for this.

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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The locks at that link are the standard lock - they go through a slot in the cover and allow you to even put a padlock through them. My cover - and any stock covers I've seen - don't have those holes.
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Jeremy, that is not the stock cover. OEM is painted steel and someone (PO?) has fabricated an aluminum one to match the trailer. Pretty good job, too. Is the old cover underneath? My trailer has diamond deckplate alum over the steel courtesy of PO.
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I wouldn't doubt that this cover is not a stock cover, and there is not an older one underneath. This is a 1970 Caravanner and I just bought a new water heater that came with a cover that has the opening that is described above. I am going to stick with this one though cause it matches my trailer's aluminum (better than the white cover that came with the new water heater). I just wish I had something better than a screw to keep it closed. There is a mechanism on the inside that almost makes it look like the type of lock that is on the rear bumber compartment though.
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