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Old 01-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Window cutout for propane tank cover

....so we have this white plastic propane tank cover for our trailer.

The problem is.. its hard to remove and it has to be removed in order to turn on the propane gas.

I have seen somewhere... that some folks have cut an oval hole in the top part of the cover in order to reach through and turn on the propane gas and NOT take the cover off.

Has anyone out there done this mod? How difficult was it to cut away the plastic?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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My DD and SIL have something like this with access doors on the top: Propane Tank Covers on Sale
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Mtnguy,

Yes this is what my cover is like... the double 20# tank cover.
I did not see one with a window cut out. Hate to get rid of ours...nothing wrong with them other than the design.
Figured we could fix that.
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Try to move the tanks closer together.The cover might then be easier to remove.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
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That's a good idea. I still think I want a window / door to just reach thru and turn propane.
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I would not let tanks be exposed, the tanks may rust in unwanted areas quickly.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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Mtnguy,

Yes this is what my cover is like... the double 20# tank cover.
I did not see one with a window cut out. Hate to get rid of ours...nothing wrong with them other than the design.
Figured we could fix that.
The covers that I linked to list them as having "2 secure, easy to open gas valve access doors."
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i wonder if you could mount a acsess door like the ones on the side of the campers
that lock up you water hook ups and electric hook ups
if you have a flat surface in the front
might be a good cheap fix

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I make wooden banks with oval cutouts covered with plexiglas so I cut a 5" oval in the front of the cover and put the p-glas inside. Works great! This is after we ran out on a 9* morning in Joplin, MO.
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My tt came with a tank cover that has an access door. Here's a couple of pics.
It shouldn't be too hard to make something similar in your tank cover.
The only draw back is you can't read the red/green indicator unless you remove the cover.
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