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Old 11-28-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Looking for a modification to the plastic nuts on propane cover

Does anyone have suggestions for replacing the plastic nuts on access door of propane cover?
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:56 AM   #2
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If you just need replacements:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40547-R.../dp/B00HJ6OPAO

If you want something different, I have no suggestions other than wing nuts.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:21 PM   #3
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Take the nuts off. Thread them on a long machine screw and use a bench grinder to remove all, or most, of the notches at the bottom that make them hard to turn.

Replace on cover and just run them down snug.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:29 PM   #4
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I used wing nuts.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:36 AM   #5
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If you just need replacements:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40547-R.../dp/B00HJ6OPAO

If you want something different, I have no suggestions other than wing nuts.


Thanks thatís what I was looking at, these get tight and very hard to loosen
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Take the nuts off. Thread them on a long machine screw and use a bench grinder to remove all, or most, of the notches at the bottom that make them hard to turn.



Replace on cover and just run them down snug.


Thank you, good idea
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:37 AM   #7
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I used wing nuts.


Was considering wing nuts thank you
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #8
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People use the door? It is easier for me to just lift the entire cover and turn the valve.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:10 AM   #9
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People use the door? It is easier for me to just lift the entire cover and turn the valve.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:47 AM   #10
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People use the door? It is easier for me to just lift the entire cover and turn the valve.


Yes I think itís much more convenient to use the door than pulling cover off.
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I absolutely use the door. My cover is secured underneath with a bungy cord, requiring me to get on the ground to indo it. The screws are just two thumb screws - not exactly a challenge for me.
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I absolutely use the door. My cover is secured underneath with a bungy cord, requiring me to get on the ground to indo it. The screws are just two thumb screws - not exactly a challenge for me.
X2. I've seen too many covers laying along the side of the road.
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X2. I've seen too many covers laying along the side of the road.


After losing one access lid from our former TT, I simply drilled a small hole on the hinge side and loosely fastened a cable tie. That quick and discreet (matching color cable tie) loss solution didnít solve the thumb screw issue, but prevented us from ever losing the lid again.
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After losing one access lid from our former TT, I simply drilled a small hole on the hinge side and loosely fastened a cable tie. That quick and discreet (matching color cable tie) loss solution didn’t solve the thumb screw issue, but prevented us from ever losing the lid again.
I was referencing my entire cover, not the lid. My cover has a "tab" with a hole in it on front and back bottom, so you can just use a small bungie cord or rope to tie it around the tank supports. Kind of like in this stock pic:



But you have a good idea for just the lid.
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After losing one access lid from our former TT, I simply drilled a small hole on the hinge side and loosely fastened a cable tie. That quick and discreet (matching color cable tie) loss solution didnít solve the thumb screw issue, but prevented us from ever losing the lid again.


The magnet is a great idea! Thank you
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People use the door? It is easier for me to just lift the entire cover and turn the valve.
Me too. I can have the whole cover off faster than opening that door.
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