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Old 09-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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I'm just guessing, but could be major work. Beings its just a drain, I may try and use a pipe repair epoxy compound and screw the drain fitting in while its still wet...
Hopefully, others with more experience will chime in shortly.

Btw, congrats on the new to you Wildwood!
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks jt...I was kinda thinkin the same thing. Plan A would be to try and glue or epoxy it. I'll have to see whats out there for bonding agents that'll work with that.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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I know loc-tite makes some neat pipe repair products. I used to work for an
Industrial supply company and sold some to our local hospital. The guy came back a couple days later and ordered a couple cases. Apparently they had a sudden pipe leak that, in the past, would have shut down a wing until they could replace the pipe or fittings (steel or copper). With the epoxy, they did a quick patch, which water was leaking, and it held fine even under pressure. I'm sure there is something that would work, considering there is no pressure.
Another thought, a Fernco coupler. Its a rubber boot, that would go over both fittings and is locked in place with hose clamps.

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Thanks again jt. I'll have to check those products out.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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GFlex Epoxy by West Systems. Not sure if you can buy a small enough batch of it, though.

Otherwise, I'd consider 3M 4200 Adhesive.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thanks ependydad. I'll check those out too. Just saw some interesting JB Plastic Weld products on line. I'll think gluing it is going to be the answer...hopefully!
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Glue it then boot it. Should work just fine.
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Harbor freight makes a plastic welder that a lot of guys used to repair these types of issues.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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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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Do Not Glue The Drain Plug in..... You will regret it later on....
The plastic JB weld should work fine. Leave the plug out while it is drying.....
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