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Old 02-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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Crocus,
You sound almost as crusty as I am.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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Are there any less sensitive, more technically informed members that know how to remove the holding tanks from a late model forest river travel trailer without removing the floor?

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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Ok, let's all calm down and play nice, and if you can't, go camping. Seems we're all getting winter blues.

As for removing the tank, I'll give you a generic, as I have not worked on a wolf pup.

What looks like the tank mounted above the cross members, is and isn't . One of the cross members will have angle brackets, and screws going through the side of the frame, and is removable. This is usually the rear one, cross member, but not always. You can remove these screws, remove the cross member, and then the tank.

Make sure the tank is empty. Make a diagram of the wire colors and sensor location they are on. If you can, unbolt the drain valve, rather that cut the pipe, saves a coupler and gluing back later. Shouldn't have to remove the toilet, but may be helpful.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #14
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Great info ... Hope you're right - if you are I owe you a beer ! Will crawl under the trailer and check to see if one of the rails is removable.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
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windrider, does the drain pipe coming down from the toilet simply slide into a collar on the tank, or is it glued to it?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #16
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use it or lose it

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does the drain pipe coming down from the toilet simply slide into a collar on the tank, or is it glued to it?
good question
that I had not thought of
a while back I thought I was going
to have to drop the tank
got under there and stared at that THING
for a while it seemed
I was very pleased when I located my leak
behind the rear outdoor shower compartment
but
I want to be willing to repair most
anyTHING on this trailer if I can
retired equip tec
but I'am finding out after 6 years retired
use it or lose it

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #17
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The drain pipe from the toilet slides through a rubber collar. It is a tight fit, because you don't want the smell leaking out, but it will slide. Also a rubber gasket under the toilet. Usually re useable, if not too old.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #18
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thanks everyone... did confirm that the secondary rails holding tanks in are in fact held in with tech screws... (concerning as that's not all that strong!) but never the less should be removable... also hoping that black water drain slide out of tank without issue.

when I get farther into my project I'll post pics and results.

any other advice on the removal of black water tank appreciated (plumbing end of the job)
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #19
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The vent pipe also has to be removed. Is it inserted in a rubber coupling also?
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