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Old 08-04-2016, 07:11 PM   #81
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I don't think any of the problems I've found with my Wildwood would of added any weight to it. They didn't tighten the hose clamp on the connection to the fill fitting. They didn't tighten the hose clamp to the top of the fresh water tank and they position the rear mount so the tank wouldn't sit on the axle. I wish I could get the Hispanic work group that install my roof to build me a trailer. I'm sure I have a much better product.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:11 PM   #82
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Looks good. How about replacing with 5/4 1x6 treated bullnose, just incase you develope a rotting issue.
NICE JOB! I used 2x 3 foot 5/8" threaded bolt with nyloc nuts and spring / split washers - and cinched the two pieces of angle line together. One at each end. See pics. I don't plan to use it very much so not concerned about it falling out.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:10 AM   #83
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water tank falling out.

The tank is very obviously not properly supported. I hope the manufacturer is made aware of this. Poor design.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:45 AM   #84
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The tank is very obviously not properly supported. I hope the manufacturer is made aware of this. Poor design.
Absolutely. The problem with these plastic tanks is they deform and bulge too easily which changes their shape drastically so that the factory supports no longer work.

The dealer was very good - they were willing to add additional supports as part of warranty - but it's a 4 hour round trip for me, so leaving for a few days and coming back is an 8 hour investment. I'd rather try to fix it myself for 2 hours of work. As we likely won't be going primitive, it's really just to hold it in place. However I did fill it with 30 gallons and it was holding steady. If we were going to fully use the tank I'd put supporting strips under it as others have done.
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Absolutely. The problem with these plastic tanks is they deform and bulge too easily which changes their shape drastically so that the factory supports no longer work.

The dealer was very good - they were willing to add additional supports as part of warranty - but it's a 4 hour round trip for me, so leaving for a few days and coming back is an 8 hour investment. I'd rather try to fix it myself for 2 hours of work. As we likely won't be going primitive, it's really just to hold it in place. However I did fill it with 30 gallons and it was holding steady. If we were going to fully use the tank I'd put supporting strips under it as others have done.
It took me an afternoon and about $40 worth of materials to vastly improve mine, I'd have spent more than that in diesel fuel there and back to get the same basic stuff it had before.
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It took me an afternoon and about $40 worth of materials to vastly improve mine, I'd have spent more than that in diesel fuel there and back to get the same basic stuff it had before.
Do you have pics to show us ? I will take pics of mine today and post asap and Please others who fixed it your self please post pics and show us
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Well my son picked up a used 2008 toy hauler of a different brand and even though his has angle iron support on his tanks, his tanks are bulging down also. They bent the iron.
This seems to be a problem that has been going on for years.
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This thread contains some good information and some creative solutions to a problem which is the goal of this forum. Please don't jeopardize the discussion by hijacking it into a legal or political discussion which will result in the thread being shut down for violating forum rules.
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Do you have pics to show us ? I will take pics of mine today and post asap and Please others who fixed it your self please post pics and show us
Thanks Paul
I do, let me see if I can dredge them up.

Basically, I straightened the factory frame out, then reinforced the rails with 1X.125 angle iron welded to it, I drilled the cross bars out so they could be bolted in place instead of just sitting there, I laid a 1/8" piece of wood down to support the flimsy tank bottom and I changed the angle some so that water would run towards the fitting for the water pump.
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Flybob, does the Manufacturer's ever read these types of problems on this site, or are we just blowing smoke and we will never see any remedy to the problem, other than our own innovations?
It seems the only solution from the manufacturer is to "not" use the product for which it was made.
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