LP cover in the way of WDH! Cut it??

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by emoney, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. emoney

    emoney Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    443
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    So, the NTU Velocity is getting mated to a Reese WDH. As you can see here, some engineer tried to make it a smidge more aerodynamic with the LP/Battery cover;
    DE1E9BC7-F806-4BC5-AE2C-1A79B2F0F8E8.jpeg
    They went so far as to put indents in each side, I’m assuming, just for the lift brackets of a WDH since this style is so common;
    1432F913-40DA-4526-AEA2-F1DC28649A9F.jpeg
    E6E51707-17F2-4A00-9D04-3DAB3C12212C.jpeg
    Now, I haven’t tried to force the cover back into position because I’m not ready to place those brackets, what you see is a guess. My yard and driveway slope a little so I plan to hook up and go to the closest parking lot, find level ground, and set the whole WDH up properly. But, at initial glance, it looks like the indents still won’t allow for the brackets. My thoughts are to trim the cover to sit over them, but I thought I’d ask in case someone has found a workaround before me.
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    Messages:
    14,245
    Likes Received:
    1,018
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    Waterford, Ct
    I wouldn't cut it yet. Maybe just some longer rubber tie downs maybe needed.
     
    emoney likes this.
  3. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    11,433
    Likes Received:
    642
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    The LP cover on our Retro is just the standard, hard, "plastic" type. It was in the way of the sway bar, so got removed as soon as we brought the trailer home and never re-installed. Once we switched to dual batteries, it definitely wouldn't fit. Not a problem for us.
     
  4. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,278
    Likes Received:
    920
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Location:
    Kansas City
    If that's the worst of your problems consider yourself lucky.

    Our Cougar has a metal grate on the underside of the a-frame that serves as a tray for the battery and a couple blocks of wood. I have a Curt TruTrack Trunion WDH and had to cut out part of the metal grate to fit the saddles for the trunion bars.

    To your question, once you get your WDH set I wouldn't be worried about trimming the cover. [:)C]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
  5. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Messages:
    3,904
    Likes Received:
    1,145
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Location:
    South Central New Hampshire
    I'm the type of guy that would just lose the whole thing because I don't want to have to deal with it every time I have to touch the tanks or the battery.
     
  6. emoney

    emoney Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    443
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    But it looks kinda sexy lol
     
  7. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,619
    Likes Received:
    739
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Location:
    Ontario
    Just have to do a mod with a couple boat inspection plates, one to access the tank valves and another to access the battery disconnect. Did this on our outback and only have take the cover off twice a year.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.