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Old 04-19-2021, 07:41 AM   #1
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ProPride 3P Hitch - Propane Cover

We just purchased our new ProPride 3P hitch and decided to install it over the weekend. No real problems with the exception of the propane tank cover. I decided to use spacers under the propane tank tray which raised the tray 3/8”. Problem now is the propane cover doesn’t sit properly on the frame. Has anyone encountered this and found a solution?

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Old 04-19-2021, 08:41 AM   #2
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ProPride 3P Hitch - Propane Cover

I left the mounting plate on the frame, drilled through the plate and u-bolted through it. I also moved the tanks as far forward as possible and my front cargo hatch clears the towers.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:40 AM   #3
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I used spacers when I installed mine. No big deal. The LP cover doesn't really need to sit right on the frame. It simply needs to be tight enough so that your LP tanks don't move around. And mine don't. You should be good.

My hatch is in the rear. If I had a front hatch I would go with the newer towers that make it possible to open the hatch.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:48 AM   #4
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Same as Daquenzer. My tank cover floats a little. No biggie because the tanks keep it snug.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:14 AM   #5
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ProPride 3P Hitch - Propane Cover

I used spacers as well. It drove me nuts having the tank cover floating and I felt like it was more secure with it sitting on frame. I marked the notches in the bracket that holds the LP tanks together and ground them further up, same amount as spacer. Now the tank cover sits back on the A frame again...problem solved.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:21 AM   #6
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Sherrif1- I thought about doing this but it seemed like the u bolt would interfere with the bottom of the LP tanks. Have you had any issues with the tanks sitting over the u bolts?
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:43 AM   #7
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ProPride’s new Jack towers

Has anyone tried the new ProPride WD jacks (v2) on a FC25 FBTwin? I’m wondering if the new-style jacks will allow the forward hatch to FULLY open.

The legacy jacks have to be mounted such that they preclude opening the hatch from opening more than about 1/2-2/3 of the way.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:54 AM   #8
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u-bolts clear the tanks

in this spring maintenance photo, you can barely make out where the circular bottom of the tank clears the u-bolt. The paint scratch on the u-bolt is from removing and replacing the tank, not from rubbing against the bottom of the fuel cylinder of the tank.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:47 AM   #9
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The rear of my propane cover sits on top of the little guides/arms near the base of each tower, which I didn't love at first ... But now, I don't even notice it. Everything is held down well with the large wing nut at the top of the tank assembly (plus an additional nut that I installed below that, just to ensure everything was tight). My only option appeared to be to notch out the sides of the propane cover, since the towers were in the best location per the PP manual (and the location of my LP lines on the frame), or just deal with it. So, I chose to deal with it.

If anything, I like that the small gap at the bottom of the tank cover gives my power cord a bit more room to move while underway. Now, if the cord were just an inch or two longer, everything would be perfect ...
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Sherrif1- I thought about doing this but it seemed like the u bolt would interfere with the bottom of the LP tanks. Have you had any issues with the tanks sitting over the u bolts?


No problem.
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Old 04-20-2021, 02:49 PM   #11
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I just installed a ProPride P3. I placed spacers under the propane tank base. In raising the base the cover was also lifted. I decided to replace the center rod with a longer (had to shorten a 3 ft) threaded rod from Lowes. Cover sits a little higher and rest in the back on the jacking tower bases. Cover is stable and is not impacted by jack towers.
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in this spring maintenance photo, you can barely make out where the circular bottom of the tank clears the u-bolt. The paint scratch on the u-bolt is from removing and replacing the tank, not from rubbing against the bottom of the fuel cylinder of the tank.
pjshier - I like this option the best so far. I'm also thinking about modifying the LP Tank hold down bar by cutting 3/8 of an inch from the bottom and then cutting new V shaped grooves to hold the tanks down.
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Are the bolts (screws?) on the tank base long enough to put 4 washers under the plate and still use them?

Or did you have to replace the bolt (screw?).

If so what size did you need?

I will have to do this in a campground and would like to know as I would prefer to take everything with me that I need.
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Are the bolts (screws?) on the tank base long enough to put 4 washers under the plate and still use them?

Or did you have to replace the bolt (screw?).

If so what size did you need?

I will have to do this in a campground and would like to know as I would prefer to take everything with me that I need.
The bolts were long enough but I felt better buying 4 new bolts 1/4" longer than the original bolts.

I used 1/4"-20 x 1-1/2 hex head bolts with a 5/8" nut under the pan opposite the U bolts. The 5/8" nut was the same hight (3/8") as the U bolt. The nut was easier to work with as apposed to washers.

I also ended up cutting 3/8" into the tank hold down bar which now allows the tank cover to sit fully on the frame.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:57 AM   #15
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I used a large (not sure of size bolt) as the spacers under the stand same as notfartogo. The bolts size (at least on my AS) was a 5/16 -18. I bought a 1.5 inch stainless bolts because Lowes didn't have 1.25 inch stainless. I believe the original bolts are long enough to use with the spacers installed but they are not stainless.
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Thanks all!

Heading down to get bolts to throw in the "delivery must kit".
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