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Old 08-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #15
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I asked the local seamstress how hard would it be to make a cover for a propane tank and she responded "easy". I then asked about using vinyl and she thinks a home machine might not be able to handle the material. Before you buy the material best consult your local seamstress.

Four new Trilliums left California with tank covers. Ours was the first stop in Syracuse, N.Y. Only one cover was left. Attachment might be necessary.Raz
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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I've looked around for a black cover, can't find one.

Cargo box is not an option with my current setup.
I'm wondering if you could not dye your vinyl cover?

Can you post a picture of your current setup? It is difficult to see from your avatar.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #17
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OK, I found you some. It will cost $50 + shipping.
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Or you could thing big box store. Measure your tank, go down to your local big box store and think outside the box. What would fit over your tank? A small garbage can, a planter, a square tool box ... walk around with tape in hand.

Your typical office water cooler jug might fit if you cut the bottom off and slit it up one side. It is a little smaller in diameter but the "spring" in size difference might just hold it in place. The Krylon paints work great. One of my neighbours did their plastic patio chairs 3 years ago and they still look better than new.

Somebody must make one in black already look at the picture on the bottom of this page:
http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=30420.0

And you may want to look at this thread:
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies, thoughts and advise.

I going to take the suggestion from RAZ and hire my local seamstress, who also happens to share a bed with me to boot!

My wife is pretty good with a sewing machine. Have already bought the fabric and hopefully can have a custom cover soon. Will post pics when complete.



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Isn't Indiana one of those states that has low minimum wages and can avoid unions?
Looking forwards the result.
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Isn't Indiana one of those states that has low minimum wages and can avoid unions?
Looking forwards the result.
At the point of sharing a bed I'm not sure one is doing a great job of avoiding unions.
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Here's why I need a black propane tank cover!

HMMMMM...... or maybe paint it silver!

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Here's why I need a black propane tank cover!
It may not stand out that much once you put a trailer on that real nice looking black frame.
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Another problem you may have is out of date bottles. The
DOT mandates all bottles be date stamped. Out of date bottles may not be exchanged or filled.
I think 10 years or twelve is the limit. Then bottles have to be recertified or replaced. Recertification lasts for five years and is not cheap. Aluminum bottles are worth recertification. Some dealers will not fill a dark colored bottle because of the potential heat problem. I prefer to have my bottles filled rather than exchanged. Exchanged bottles will not have 20 pounds of propane in them!
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