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Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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Make work project: reroute fresh water overflow

Applies to my 2011 37TZ; other models may have a different set up.

I got tired of bending down to look under the chassis in the area of the left side rear leaf spring to see when the fresh water tank was full. The overflow pipe hangs down right over the front of the rear leaf spring, and from there splatters all over everything. It is the water dripping from all over I watch for to be sure the tank is full.

Bad back, hard for me to bend over and nearly impossible for me to maintain bending over when watching for the water.

4 foot section of hot water 1/2" PVC and 4 elbows; $12 bucks more or less. made the fasteners from existing scrap parts.

So if I have these in the proper order:

1) Getting started, area of project.

2) end of stock overflow tube (1/2 inch hard rubberized material) just over the spring. Yellow arrow.

3) Fashioned 1/2 PVC pipe to divert around the spring and then run out to the side of the chassis. Felt tip pen to remember what ends go where.

4) Fastened completed pipe in place after wrapping it in metal tape. Tape is to get some modest heat reflection since the pipe is mounted about 6 inches from the engine tail pipe.

5) It works! Filled the tank and there it is, an easy to see overflow stream from the fresh water tank.
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