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remphoto 06-03-2016 07:17 PM

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.

AWCHIEF 06-03-2016 07:29 PM

You can buy cheaper plastic and soft vinyl covers from most RV parts suppliers.

remphoto 06-03-2016 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by AWCHIEF (Post 1801486)
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.

eubank 06-03-2016 08:17 PM

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

remphoto 06-03-2016 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by eubank (Post 1801516)
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.

AtomicNo13 06-04-2016 02:04 AM

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!

Native143 06-06-2016 07:33 AM

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.

Adventure.AS 06-06-2016 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Native143 (Post 1802567)
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?

Mike-Gloria 06-06-2016 08:01 AM

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

Boxite 06-06-2016 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 (Post 1801563)
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.

AtomicNo13 06-06-2016 09:47 AM

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.

remphoto 06-06-2016 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike-Gloria (Post 1802576)
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.

Native143 06-10-2016 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Adventure.AS (Post 1802575)
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)

Adventure.AS 06-10-2016 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Native143 (Post 1804671)
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.


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