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Old 03-29-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Lost Water Heater Cover

We are on a 4 day trip, when we arrived at our site we noticed the water heater cover is missing. Since we can run the heater on electric i covered the hole with a plastic trash bag.

Heavy rain is expected on Thursday and we are heading home Friday, possibly on the rain. My plastic cover should hold while parked but what should i do to protect the heater while traveling? I have ordered a new cover but it wont be here for 2 weeks.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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If you are in a metro area look for a Walmart, Staples, Office Max some place like that, that has the hard corrugated sign material it is cheap and lite weight. I would tape it on the exterior molding with a good tape. Should get you home.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:35 AM   #3
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I am not in a metro area but we are planning on traveling to Atlanta tomorrow, i will see what i can find. Thank you.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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I'm not really sure it matters if it gets wet? The cover is 50% holes so I'm sure it gets wet anyway.. Others will chime in.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:45 PM   #5
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If you are in north Atlanta you might try Three-Way Campers in Marietta on Cobb Parkway (US Hwy 41), they may have a replacement door in stock. Or CW in Woodstock about 20 miles north of I-75 just off I-575.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:21 PM   #6
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We lost ours in a wind storm in Kansas. Traveled for over 2 weeks without it and nothing on it with no problems. Just turn the the gas switch off when traveling. The water will stay hot if you start out with it hot.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:57 PM   #7
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We lost ours in a wind storm in Kansas. Traveled for over 2 weeks without it and nothing on it with no problems. Just turn the the gas switch off when traveling. The water will stay hot if you start out with it hot.
This is my opinion, also.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:12 PM   #8
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we made a 'cover' with aluminum foil ...figured it helped to keep the aliens away too until we could replace it ....
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:26 PM   #9
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We made it home today, a little rain but not much, the new cover is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, Thanks to everybody for the help.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:14 PM   #10
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Put the new cover on, i had to change the frame too, the replacement cover has a hinge, not just pegs to stick the cover in. I would not have had the tools or screws needed at the campsite.
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