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Old 07-29-2014, 09:09 AM   #1
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Water Heater Cover Blows Off!

Learned my lesson the hard way, and now I will secure it better. Stopped to fuel up and was frustrated to see the water heater cover had come off somewhere on the highway. Not expensive to replace, except now want to get it repainted to match color of coach.

Does this happen often?

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Old 07-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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It has never happened to me, but I have read several posts, where others have lost theirs. If you want to learn how many others were lost and what they did about it, do a search on the subject.

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Old 07-29-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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It happened to me on our previous coach. The door had three different colors on it and quotes the repaint were over $200. I took the color codes to an automotive paint store and they mixed up the paint and put it into spray cans along with one with clear coat. the color matched up quite well and the result cost me about $50 + the cost of the door.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:09 AM   #4
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See posting #11 in the thread below ........ it shows what I did to safeguard my water heater door.

I lost my water heater door
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Texas Tom did you get the door I have a spare white Atwood 6 gallon you can have I work in grand Praire
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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Lost my Atwood cover last year. Found a replacement on Amazon for twenty something dollars. Luckily, it was on the black part of the bus. Pick a quality spray can and did it myself. No it doesn't match exactly, but it is close enough for us.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:19 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by whem2fish View Post
Texas Tom did you get the door I have a spare white Atwood 6 gallon you can have I work in grand Praire
Yes, I called Prosales RV and talked to them 3 times and got the courteous response each time of "we'll be happy to take care of that for you".

Gave up on them, and ended up ordering from PPL in Houston instead. Got it the next day.
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I lost one on my HR a few years back. I'm terrified of losing the one on my full-body paint DP. I think I'm going to try the plastic bolt thingy.
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I've never lost a cover, but after hearing about others, I just bought the smallest zip tie that would fit around that little thingy that's supposed to hold it on. I do have to snip it off to clean out the hot water heater, but the zip ties are really cheap. I just carry a bag full of them.

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