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Old 08-30-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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2015 hemisphere freshwater tank

We were filling the fresh water tank when it started to rain. I told the wife to turn the water off while we waited out the rain. Unfortunately she turned it the wrong way and while standing there I hear a load bang. And I was like what was that then another. I said verify that water is off....it wasn't so we turned it off but I am not sure what dammage may be under there... we hauled it to the camp site and all seems well....but there is a bulge on the underbelly. Has anyone done this before....i think I may have snapped a support. If this happened to you please let me know.... I will need to get the fish camera charged to see and take photos of damage....and how to figure out the sealed underbelly to fix and then reseal the underbelly....


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Old 08-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like--------------------

There are very thin small brackets that hold the tanks in place. They are simply bent over on the ends to hang in place to support the tanks.

Your tank may have swelled to the point it pushed the brackets apart letting the tank down on the under belly. I would drain the tank before moving the rv or it may just fall all the way to the ground because of the water weight. You will have to take the under belly down on one side to access the frame for the tank to get tank back in place. Also you can
install larger angle brackets for better support.

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Old 08-30-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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It's still under warranty let the dealer fix it.
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Over filling I am sure isn't covered. That's self inflicted...besides we stopped by there before hauling it with water....
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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I will get the camera in there [it's a plumbing camera] to see if I indeed break ot just drop a strap before going through all that trouble
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Access to view-------------

Access to view tank may require cutting a access hole. I cut a 14"X14"
access hole to view my rear gray tank. I cut in the middle with a razor knife an opening by cutting 14" across the rear of the opening, 14" down each side of the opening. This made a pull down panel that pulled down from the rear of the opening. This enabled me to re close the opening by pushing the pulled down panel back into place, using Gorilla Tape to seal
around the edge on top and bottom of opening. This insured a closure
to keep water, rodents ETC out. I then purchased a like "SNIPE" sign
(can be found on street corners free) to place over the complete opening.
I attached this material with gorilla tape and deep thread, large head screws to insure the access was secured.

You can work through the 14" X 14" opening to push tank back into place and reattach the small angle in place with out removing the under belly panel.

Just make sure the tank is empty!

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Old 08-31-2014, 09:23 AM   #7
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never heard of one overfilling , an all mine that I've had when its full water just starts coming out the fill tube .
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See it was raining the dw thought she turned the water off but turned it the wrong way and instead turned it fully on and forgot about it....
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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never heard of one overfilling , an all mine that I've had when its full water just starts coming out the fill tube .
X2 Never thought that continuing to run water could hurt the tank. Means water is going in faster than overflow can handle it.

BTW I had to teach my DW "righty tighty ... lefty loosey".

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5/8 hose at 40PSI slip fit into fill hole and 3/8 vent hose is a (Water Balloon) waiting to happen! Don't cut hole,remove belly and fix it properly! When you see how they (Support??) the water tanks you will probably (ADD) additional supports anyway! Youroo!! Cant believe your (Dealer?)sent you on your way with the (Bulge) from the tank?
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