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Old 02-07-2016, 08:03 PM   #11
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In my case, the weight of the water caused the bottom of the tank to sag/bulge which made the tank narrower which allowed it to slip between the tiny ledges of the cross braces.


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that's exactly what happens. Adding extra cross braces will prevent the bottom form bulging and tank stays in.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:05 PM   #12
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I always keep about a 1/4 tank just in case, but a few times I have taken 80 gallons when needed. The thought of what could happen has definitely crossed my mind though.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:34 PM   #13
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First thing I do to every camper I buy is pull the coroplast underliner and improve the water tank retention system with reinforced bracketry and additional cross bracing.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:00 PM   #14
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Mine did that. I straightened the factory frame then reinforced it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:38 AM   #15
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It's just a shame that the buyer has to beef up the frame and add braces to keep tanks from falling out onto the highway! For what everyone has to pay for today's RV's this is totally un-acceptable in my opinion.
Really getting upset with the so called "engineer's" who design the RV's in today's markets. With the proper schooling they should have received, they should know about the tanks bowing from the weight of fluid in them.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #16
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So, after work I am to drop the tank and haul it to the dealer. Hope this goes relatively quickly.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:18 AM   #17
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I hope so as well.. But do not bet on it. Now comes the fun of dealing with warranty work and the dealership... They will take their time, claim FR is not sending the parts... FR will say the dealer never submitted the paperwork! LOL!! In the end it will work out, just might take a bit.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:34 AM   #18
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We got a new 8329ss 8 days ago. Fresh water tank half full, hear a loud bam, feel a shake and go out to find tank laying on ground. What now?
Your Old camper was a "Keystone Couger" what is this New 8229ss? Youroo!!
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It's a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite?
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It's a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite?
So it has Totally enclosed belly and Tank heater pads! The Coraplast cover is on the ground as well? If you have to remove it for transport the Elect Stab Jacks will have to come off as well? I know what you are going through,been there myself! Youroo!!
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