Introduction: Propane Covers
Let's presume you own a unusual travel trailer,
And the plain old propane bottle is parked in front like every other camper in the world.
What can be done to spruce up the look of your trailer?
The answer is simple, use some old Jerry Cans.
Step 1: Tools You'll Need
This project is fairly basic just about any metal cutting tool will do, I used a jig saw and a grinder with a thin blade to do most of the work.
I attached them with blind rivets.
Every year someone blows them self up by cutting or welding on gas tanks/cans, my cans had been dry for years you could not smell even a hint of fuel.
If yours do plan on an explosion if you don't rinse and clean all fuel from them.
Step 2: Basic Layout
Before you cut up those rare and beautiful Jerry Cans, (they only made millions of them for decades)
You will want to see if they will fit.
To do this I placed the cans side by side and made a template of the foot print.
Step 3: Cut and Attach
After seeing the cans will fit with a little spare room it's time to cut out out the centers,
Use what ever method you like best, remember to leave the edges a little long so you can over lap them for attaching.
Sorry for the blurry pic, you can see the left can has the lip the right does not.
Now you just need to sand and de-rust (if you want to)
rivet together, paint to your preference.
I cut out the bottoms so you just slide them over the top of the propane tank, being bottomless also lets propane vent if there is a leak.
Step 4: Finished Product
It is possible to open the pour opening and turn off the gas.
To replace the cylinder, just loosen the strap pull the cans up and off, and replace as you normally would.
This will definitely up grade the look of your Rocket, or regular camper.
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