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Old 01-16-2021, 05:23 PM   #1
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Problem with Propane Tank Cover

Hello everyone--
I'm at a campground and plan to leave tomorrow morning. I had one of the tanks filled today. I removed the empty tank (which I've done many times before) and took it to U-Haul to fill it. I replaced it on the trailer; seemed fine. But when I put the cover on, it didn't go down far enough to allow the bracket to hook onto the tanks. It's sitting about an inch too high. I pushed and turned and adjusted to no avail. Can anyone see what I am missing? Thanks,
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:41 PM   #2
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Put the hold down bar under the tank cover bar.

The tank cover will not come off during driving.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:07 PM   #3
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I've had a similar thing happen before. Not sure if this is possible on your model but ours will occasionally catch on the battery box. That would be the first thing I'd check. The other thing is moving the tanks a tiny bit closer together. That may create the needed room to move the cover down.


EDIT - I took a second look at the photos. Put the bar that rests on the tanks on first, then put the propane cover on.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:08 PM   #4
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Tank hold down bar goes on the threaded rod first, properly hooked onto the tank handles, then put the cover back on top of it. The hold down wing nut holds the cover down as well as the tank hold down bar in that order.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:16 PM   #5
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The Airforums gang is here for you! As said above, hold-down bar, cover, wing nut...
It’s easy to re-imagine mechanical things after a few hours. That’s why, in general, I always put the screws back in the holes before I walk away or otherwise reassemble. A tiny bit more effort, but much less likely to lose a part or get confused.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:26 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! You'd think after 4 years I would know this. I guess I got too lazy with helpful propane fillers handling this for me. This is consistent with my Airstream experience: 2% real problem; 98% user error.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:17 AM   #7
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The restraining bar goes inside the handles on the tank, that is the missing 2 inches - Your photos show the bar on the top of the handles, and below the bracket where the lock down screw is - Easy fix for you.
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Old 01-17-2021, 01:19 PM   #8
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Sort of a Newbbie still but what we are doing is taking a picture or video of an area we what to work on like removing the batteries for winter storage or for that matter the propane tanks for a refill, then looking at our picture or video for the reinstall.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:06 PM   #9
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Thanks guys! You'd think after 4 years I would know this. I guess I got too lazy with helpful propane fillers handling this for me. This is consistent with my Airstream experience: 2% real problem; 98% user error.
Now that you know. We can share an Airstream secret with you...

Your propane tank cover makes an excellent table between camp chairs. Holds the cocktails and the snack plate.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:53 PM   #10
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there is a "tab" on the regulator bracket that fits a hole on the cross bar, they have to align otherwise the cover will move around.
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