Fabricate propane access cover - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Fabricate propane access cover

Mine is missing, anyone ever made one? 1987 13' Scamp


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Old 07-26-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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Are you looking for the valve access door that sits on top of the propane tank cover ? You can purchase a replacement cover for $8 on the internet. I lost mine and I know for me I could not fabricate one for $8 when I account for the material needed and my labor
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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It has to be an aftermarket item. Scamp doesn't sell plastic/fiberglass propane tank covers. Steve gave you good advice.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:45 PM   #4
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It's the cover where you access the pilot light for the fridge Click image for larger version

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Old 07-27-2014, 01:59 AM   #5
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Wow, that's a lot different than a LP tank cover that we first thought. You may have to replace the whole door and frame but it's a pretty much standard RV item.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:56 AM   #6
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gosh were we wrong!

Okay, first have you tried Scamp? They'll need the dimensions. Of course, you'll need those measurements for wherever you shop. Here's one place: eTrailer - Access Doors
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #7
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The metal refrigerator intake vent doors are getting scarce, most Mfgs. are going to plastic. There are several on e bay but you must know your size. Usually the door size is part of the Mfg. P/N. norcold vent | eBay . The door must be louvered. You can try to make one out of an HVAC intake vent but it will more than likely be steel not aluminum. The intake vents can be found in the big box stores but there is a better size selection online if you go that route.
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Hint, those covers (lower fridge vents) were used on many different types of trailers including tent and stickies; don't limit yourself to looking for one from a Scamp.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the tips. Scamp doesn't have anything. They say they lost all fiberglass parts from the 80's on in a 2006 warehouse fire. I'll keep researching.
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Thanks for all the tips. Scamp doesn't have anything. They say they lost all fiberglass parts from the 80's on in a 2006 warehouse fire. I'll keep researching.

Hmmm, the cover is not a "fiberglass part". And I bet they use the same size access door to this day. Are you sure they understood what you were asking about?
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Can you give the dimensions needed?
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Hmmm, the cover is not a "fiberglass part". And I bet they use the same size access door to this day. Are you sure they understood what you were asking about?
I would call them again and ask for a fridge access door.
In my mind a propane cover lid is the part you open up over the tanks to turn the tanks on and off.
And send them a pic and dimensions.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #13
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Good point, I had explained to them that it's where I access the propane for the fridge but maybe it was lost in translation. Like youre saying, not really a Scamp part, more a part that goes with the fridge. I'll measure dimensions ASAP. The RV Adventures website looks like they might have what I need. Thanks all!
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That vent door on my 1986 scamp 13 is 19 inches wide x 9-1/4 inches high it is stamped on the front dometic rm183
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