Originally Posted by MilCop4523
Fresh water tank fell out!! - CrossRoads RV Family Forum
"I recently purchased a 2013 251BH.... I was de-winterizing and sanitizing it.... added my bleach/water mix to the fresh water tank, started filling it with my hose.... went in the house for a while, came out to see if it was full. well, to mySURPRISE..... the tank was laying on the driveway!!! both straps broken, hoses broken, wires stretched...... my Dealer came and picked it up, said they'd never seen this before..... anyone else hear of this??? I'm glad I wasn't toolin' down the highway when it decided to drop out!!!"
This same thing happened during the pdi on our previous trailer. A 2015 grey wolf. Camping world performing the pdi started filling the fresh tank by sticking a hose into the fill inlet and walked off to do something else. A mechanic said he noticed water shooting out of the fill knock around the hose and out the overflow. He said he ran to shut the water off then found the guy who was prepping the trailer. After hitching my vehicle to the trailer ready to send us on our way another mechanic yelled stop. The tank is on the ground.
Sure enough, two thin metal straps holding the 50 gallon fresh tank broke and the tank was sitting on an axle.
We waited another hour for them to put the tank back in place and install real steel underneath it.
Learning what I did that day I will never fill it and take it down the road. I do keep my fresh a quarter full.
I should add some steel underneath the camper we have now but have not...yet...
Anyone that leaves the garden hose in and on unattended it will expand the tank to the point it breaks what ever is around it. Hydraulic pressure is pretty much unstoppable.
As far as it handling a full tank going down the road it probably would but none of them are going to handle being over filled.
The thin straps will snap quickly if loaded over a pot hole i'd suspect.