When I picked up my SP240 they had the cheap vinyl cover on and I told them I expected the hard vinyl. I thought it was part of the exterior luxury package. The salesman agreed to see that we had the hard cover. When I insisted that I get the hard cover since the salesman promised it, the dealer honored it and gave me the nice brown one. My tank covers are white, as all seem to be, but the hard cover looks nice. In re-reading the Forest River brochure, all it says is that a spare tire cover is included in the package, it says nothing about it being hard or a cheap vinyl. So I guess I got lucky that I had a dealer that would honor what his salespeople promised. I don't know what they took this cover off of, but it sure looks nice on the back of mine!!