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Old 09-05-2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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Ok..new to trailers and just bought a 20 ft. Forest River Wildwood. Getting everything set up and today when I filled the fresh water tank I found this. The drain plug housing which is mounted directly into the tank is cracked and leaking. (Screwdriver is inserted in crack) I removed the threaded portion from the cracked housing and it's intact. How do I replace that housing? Do I have to remove the tank? Thanks in advance.


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All the repairs mentioned are good for plastic pipe, except yours. The fitting is not only holed, source ?. But its also cracked for a good distance passed the hole. Whatever you do to secure the leak will simply continue to work on the broken fitting until it fails all the way around. I suggest you contact FR and find someone who can do plastic tank welding. Its not a big deal anymore. The fitting needs to be removed up to or including the tank penetration. Then start over. That failure is very suspicious, looks like it dragged over a curb or something. I enlarged the photo to full screen size and its apparent its failed pretty badly.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
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First attempt with JB Plastic Weld...didn't work. You can see the cracks. Gonna try one more "do it myself". Tonight removed the JB Plastic weld and applied a 2 part Epoxy. Unfortunately I did get some on the threads. Guess I'll see in the morning if it's gonna work or not....(fingers crossed). Gotta use the unit in 6 days and we will need water..

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #13
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Tank is full of water and holding now for 2 hours with the epoxy fix. Hopefully it'll hold up to a little rattling around.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #14
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Sand the whole area, clean with solvent, apply JB weld on the broken pipe and base of tank, then a Stainless Steel hose clamp then more JB weld encasing the whole lot. Just check that the valve still screws in when tightening the hose clamp. Might be an overkill but that's how I would do it
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