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Old 10-18-2016, 10:35 PM   #11
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This is the reply that I got from the dealership concerning the water tank:
"Louis, In regards to your concerns and pics you sent Bowser (the sale man that sold me the camper). That is a normal set up and display of a Freedom Express. Also, There is a drain if you unscrew that valve in the picture you sent us, it will drain that tank."
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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That tank looks like mine, concave, except I can't tell from the picture if there is the recessed rectangular area in the center of the tank. Similar to mine the drain plug is located where it will not allow for complete draining of the tank. This would appear to me to present a couple of problems, you would never be able to completely drain old water out and some will remain there during the freezing weather here in Ohio. The remaining water freezing is probably not an issue as long as no water remains in the petcock on my tank?
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:36 PM   #13
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Nothing to worry about, you'll never get every drop out of any of them. Just leave the petcock open for the winter. Every one we have owned has been the same way and never had an issue. If it really concerns you just dump a couple gallons of pink stuff in there for the winter then do a good flush come spring.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:33 AM   #14
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This works for us. Before leaving the campsite, I fill the black tank as much as possible with the remaining fresh water. Then, after dumping, I open the fresh water drain. The bouncing of the trailer on the way home empties the fresh tank .
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:43 AM   #15
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Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind for next year...
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:37 AM   #16
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Some Solutions from another 192 RBS Owner

Ohio,
I've been away for a while, but I thought I'd pass along a link to "Sound Guy's" photo album that allows you to see his solution to a similar problem:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...Jodi1ISVItaGFR

Otherwise, hope you are enjoying your rig.
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #17
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Thanks a lot Last Train.....that's exactly what I wanted to see, his tank before the modification looks exactly like mine does...

This did create another problem though....the wife spotted many more mods she would like... 🙄

Anyhow many thanks again and also to Soundguy for doing such a great job documenting his work.

Putting the cover on for the winter today and we are already looking forward to next spring and our first outing....

Tim
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:10 AM   #18
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Thanks a lot Last Train.....that's exactly what I wanted to see, his tank before the modification looks exactly like mine does...

This did create another problem though....the wife spotted many more mods she would like... 🙄

Anyhow many thanks again and also to Soundguy for doing such a great job documenting his work.

Putting the cover on for the winter today and we are already looking forward to next spring and our first outing....

Tim
You're welcome. He sent me a private message over on the Good Sam Forum asking me to pass this along to you.

Re. mods . . . for us it kind of boils down to the utility of the rig for our camping lifestyle (and economics in our world). For instance, I've added a second group 24 battery, mostly silenced the water pump, insulated internal plumbing (under the sinks), wired in an electronics management system from Progressive Industries, installed a ceiling drapery channel to allow for a visual barrier between the living/galley area and sleeping area, my wife bought a new bed spread and pillows and made new curtains and I installed some braces to prop up the lid covering the under bed storage.

A little bit of this was for aesthetic appeal, but most of it was more utilitarian in nature. The bottom line for us is that we have been able to make the 192 RBS into a functional space for all "3" of us (counting the dog), and it works well. Seems like there is always something else to think about, but we have prioritized what we want to do based on how we camp. We usually find full hook-up sites, so we have done very little dry camping. So the issue of the sagging fresh water tank has not - yet - been an issue for us. But, I've had my eye on this subject since you raised it again, and I will look forward to seeing how you resolve it.

Meanwhile, we're heading out again in early December to "Mother Neff State Park" (there's an interesting story behind the name) on the banks of the Leon River in central Texas. We're going then because well . . . we can!

Pic of us on the way home from a recent trip to Bandera in the Texas Hill Country . . .
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