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Old 06-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Dual propane tank cover

I haven't had my 2007 Forest River Shamrock 19' a week yet and the silly questions are starting to come out. Here's the first....I have dual propane tanks with a hard plastic cover. The cover isn't held on by strapping or brackets. I can remove it by lifting while wiggling the cover slightly.

Is this normal? I'm heading on the road in a couple days and I'm hoping the cover arrives with me at my destination.

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Old 06-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Yep, wiggling it up is what I do.

It's held on my friction so you have to wiggle it to get it up and off.

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Old 06-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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I also have a shamrock 19, and the propane tank cover just fits over it, i never had problem with it, that was the first question i asked when i bought the trailer. lol
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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It's normal, that's how they work
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #6
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As others have said this is the normal set up. Pretty sure it is well protected from wind by the TV. I have a friend who takes his off when he tows because he claims he has seen many of these laying by the side of the road. In all of my years of driving I do not believe I have seen a single one!
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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As others have said this is the normal set up. Pretty sure it is well protected from wind by the TV. I have a friend who takes his off when he tows because he claims he has seen many of these laying by the side of the road. In all of my years of driving I do not believe I have seen a single one!
I have never seen one on the side of the road. Not sure where your friend goes but it must be very different from where I go.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #8
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Just came back today from a 7 day, 1000 mile (round trip) uphills, downhills, cross winds, headwinds, sand storms, freeways, highways, baby crying, "are we there" teeneagers and "i'm hungry" toddler , 114 weather going thru Vegas.....and the cover never even move.

so don't worry, the cover is safe there.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:44 PM   #9
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FYI for the future: If your TT is in storage over the winter I would be VERY careful removing the tank cover the first time in the spring...I have had hornets build nests inside numerous times! Of course this may not be a problem where you live, but it's happened more than once to me here in NC. This year I'm going to try using mothballs as a deterrent. Someone told me that might work to keep those buggers out.
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The cover on our Surveyor's tanks works the same way, but the service guys at the dealership said if we feel it is too loose, we can adjust the tanks outward to make it tighter. Also, there are holes at the bottom of the cover to accommodate a short bungee cord, which we use. Our friends also say they have seen them on the roadside, though I never have.
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