Access to propane tanks - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-08-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Lainey's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1989 Bigfoot 17 ft and 1989 Li'l Bigfoot 13 ft
Posts: 538
I am planning to add an access hatch onto the top of the fiberglass tank cover to make it easy to just flip it open and turn the propane on/off (the cover is very nice, but a little awkward to move)

BUT before I start cutting, are there any reasons why I shouldn't be doing this??
__________________

__________________
Lainey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: Boler 13 ft / 31 ft Holiday Rambler
Maine
Posts: 1,140
I do not have a plastic cover on my Boler but a vinal one but I see no reason why you can not do this.
Just be aware that the plastic is thin so reinforcements around hinges and latches may be needed so it will not rip off during traveling.
I would reinforce by sandwitching the plastic with 3/8 plywood.
Gerry the canoebuilder
__________________

__________________
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: KJ
Trailer: none
Oregon
Posts: 124
Quote:
I am planning to add an access hatch onto the top of the fiberglass tank cover to make it easy to just flip it open and turn the propane on/off (the cover is very nice, but a little awkward to move)

BUT before I start cutting, are there any reasons why I shouldn't be doing this??

Hi Lainey, Congrads on the Bigfoot. Here's what I did so I could turn my propane on and off without taking the shroud off. These are two deck ports for $7.99 each from West Marine. I riveted them on, they work like a charm.
Keith

[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
__________________
Jayfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
I've seen quite a few of those threaded access ports (the "deck ports", but I didn't know they were called that) in larger trailers to provide service access to plumbing. If they're big enough for this purpose and the installation area is flat, I think that's a great idea; the frame of the port should provide the required reinforcement.
__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Lainey's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1989 Bigfoot 17 ft and 1989 Li'l Bigfoot 13 ft
Posts: 538
Thanks for the replies. Keith, those ports look great, just what I need! I think they would keep the fiberglass stronger than cutting in a rectangular hole like I first thought. Thanks for posting the pictures!! What are the blue things on the sides of the cover, is that a tie down?
__________________
Lainey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
I installed a couple of deck ports through my rear bunks to allow access and to view my water tank fill marks.
__________________

__________________
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
propane


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New propane tanks dave, a Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 9 09-25-2008 11:10 PM
GONE - 2 free propane tanks David & Terry Classified Archives 2 09-04-2008 11:37 PM
Meth Production and Propane Tanks Pete Dumbleton General Chat 8 06-06-2008 10:36 AM
Propane tanks AbenDeb General Chat 15 07-06-2007 01:32 PM
Propane Tanks for a Boler 13' Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 07-18-2003 10:13 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.