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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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If you don't have the turbo flush option for your black tank, why not fill it half full with a good strong detergent solution, and drive around for a while. That should clean it good enough to make the job a lot more pleasant.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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If you don't have the turbo flush option for your black tank, why not fill it half full with a good strong detergent solution, and drive around for a while. That should clean it good enough to make the job a lot more pleasant.
Believe it or not I actually thought of this the last time we dumped. I knew it would be covered when I worked on it so I took extra time to clean it out and before we left the dump station I did dump in detergent and filled it about half full for the drive home. I'm hoping it did the trick!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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And install a Turbo while it is out! Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #14
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How high up is the Gas Cap? I know we have totally different units but my fill tube runs inside the bottom of a cabinet in the bathroom. It has a cover on it then proceeds under the floor. If yours is similar maybe that might give you access to the tube without the need to drop the tank. I found mine while looking for a junction box when I had an electrical problem.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
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Mines pretty high up. Sounds like it takes the same route as yours but my toilet is on that wall so they must have stuffed it right between the floor and top of the tank. I'm thinking that's why it's leaking after 19000 miles. There can't be much room up there so it is probably rubbing on something.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #16
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Mines pretty high up. Sounds like it takes the same route as yours but my toilet is on that wall so they must have stuffed it right between the floor and top of the tank. I'm thinking that's why it's leaking after 19000 miles. There can't be much room up there so it is probably rubbing on something.
Free advice, the toilet, two bolts, are shoulder bolts to the floor flange. The flange is screwed to the floor. Theres a tube extending maybe 4" into the tank proably through a rubber seal and gasketed with a flange under the toilet flange. The extension tube acts as a weir so that if partial full the tank won't slosh under way.

The fuel tank filler meanwhile uses a rubber hose at the inlet fitting and connects to a metallic fill pipe at the tank. The rubber hose can and does crack and leak. There is also a small diameter vent pipe from the filler door also to the tank top. Its also connected with a rubber hose, mabe 1/2" at the filler connection. The rubber joint act as vibration and shock absorbers.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #17
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Well folks, I hate to disappoint and not be able to document my black tank removal but...........

When I got off work it was almost 50 degrees so I decided to do some investigating and thought I found a way to take it off without tank removal. Lets just say it took me 4 hours, really sore arms, 10 new cuts on my hands, and a lot of patience but the stupid filler hose is off!


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Just as I suspected, it is jammed in there so tight that it rubs on a piece of angle iron causing the hole in the second picture. Now I need to either figure out a way to route it differently or protect it better.

Thank you for everybody's help and advice! It is always greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #18
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I missed that the removal was for the gasoline filler tube.

It was awesome that you could get that puppy out without dropping the black tank. My black tank fittings are glued in and changing it out would be well beyond my capabilities I think.

Awesome job.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #19
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Thanks Herk! Taking the tank out was my last resort but when I looked at it last fall I didn't see any way to get it out other wise. Thank goodness today I had some time to sit and stare at it long enough to figure it out.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:40 PM   #20
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Happy for ya MX Camper... race'n season will be here soon. You'll be good to go.
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