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OutlawBiz

Black propane tank cover...

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So, any thoughts, advice, experience with using a black plastic propane cover for my 2 40# tanks on the front of my IC? Shack is dark gray...tanks are sitting out/exposed, so a black cover would not only look nice but keep the tanks covered. I would like to get a plastic cover for cosmetic reasons as well as the fact I've heard it may help with regulator freeze up a bit. My concern is the black plastic & sunlight absorption with flammable propane. My thoughts are that it will obviously be cold outside when it is out...is that a safe assumption or am I asking for trouble?

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Only problem with black is the road salt is really going to show on it. I have white now and wouldn't leave home without it. Summer and winter.

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Let me know if you find one, I'm assuming you're talking about a hard plastic one. I've scoured the net and RV dealers, I don't think anyone makes a 40# cover. The soft ones crack in the cold so if you buy the wrong color you won't have it long anyway. In last years cold winter mine is shredded.

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Let me know if you find one, I'm assuming you're talking about a hard plastic one. I've scoured the net and RV dealers, I don't think anyone makes a 40# cover. The soft ones crack in the cold so if you buy the wrong color you won't have it long anyway. In last years cold winter mine is shredded.

Yes, I am referring to the hard plastic ones like you find on most RV's. Now you have me questioning whether my tanks are 30# or 40#!? eek I just bought the shack and the seller said 40# if I remember correctly...I better double-check.

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A black cover will not get too hot and would suggest that to add some warmth to the tanks. If you cannot find a plastic one go to and tarp maker and have them sew you one with a heavy duty dark canvas. It will hold up a lot better than any store boughten plactic one.

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I can find the 30#ers bit no 40#. I think I might end up altering a 30# by extending it with plastic somehow.

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So, I took a pic of the handle of the propane tanks and it is stamped TW-28.7 LB. I assume that is total Weight 28.7lb!? They are approx. 29" tall x 12" diameter. I assume these are 30# NOT 40# tanks. then right!? Can anyone confirm this?

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So, I took a pic of the handle of the propane tanks and it is stamped TW-28.7 LB. I assume that is total Weight 28.7lb!? They are approx. 29" tall x 12" diameter. I assume these are 30# NOT 40# tanks. then right!? Can anyone confirm this?

Propane_zps664abd7a.jpg

Yup, I believe those are 30's.

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i believe that TW stands for tare weight. Thats the empty tank weight. I am pretty sure that tank is a 40# lp tank. But if you want to be sure I'm sure you could google it.

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•23.7" H x 12.3" diameter = 30#

•29.3" H x 12.3" diameter =40#

20-30-40 are all the same except for height.

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