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Old 02-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Black holding tank removal

I need to remove the black holding tank because the gas tank filler tube is leaking when we fill up. Of course it is buried above the holding tank.

I'm good on all the underneath stuff (wires, dump valve, straps) My question is, can somebody tell me how the tank will be connected to the toilet? I really don't want to break anything.

All my years of camping and fixing problems I have never had to deal with the black tank!

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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Ha ha! Nice clip! But no way I'm letting this beat me! When I was told I couldn't fix my slideout on my own it took me 2 hours and a .80 cent woodruff key and I was good to go. RV shop wanted $1200.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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i believe it goes thru a rubber seal.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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I would remove the Toilet first,will make reinstall & lineup easier. Youroo!! PS,the vent tube will probably need to be cut into for removal of tank also.Some are glued in,some are in a slip coupling,make sure when reinstalling the vent pipe to not let it slip (DOWN) or a whole can of worms will open! Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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Thanks Youroo. I was thinking the toilet should probably come off. I will definitely take extra care with the vent pipe.

Now I just have to decide if I want to wait til it warms up or tackle it while its 20 degrees outside.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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Ha ha! Nice clip! But no way I'm letting this beat me! When I was told I couldn't fix my slideout on my own it took me 2 hours and a .80 cent woodruff key and I was good to go. RV shop wanted $1200.
Sounds like you have the skills. When you tackle it please photo document and start a thread in the tech forum. I will move it to the FAQ for anyone else who wants to try a similar task.

Good luck and great photos!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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From my ( Extensive Research) worked on a Dairy Farm,the only advantage of working on this type of problem this time of year(in the North) is No Flies,other than that it is still a (BAD) job! Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #9
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I "hope" bet you will find once underbelly is removed to access black tank the solution is easier then then the problem.
Documentation as lou said would be great!



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Old 02-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody! I will for sure take photos and post the whole process. I'm sure that I can do this project but I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about disrupting the black holding tank! Last thing I want to deal with is a leak in that thing! I just can't continue on any more with the gas leak. It leaves a pretty good puddle of gas on the ground when filling up plus the fumes fill up the bathroom on the inside.
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