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Old 06-03-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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You can buy cheaper plastic and soft vinyl covers from most RV parts suppliers.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:02 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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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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.

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