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Old 08-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #41
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GearHd6, I also would like to see the repaired picture(s). I have not had that problem but I would like to save the pictures in case it hits me also and I can show the repair people. Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #42
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If there is still daylight by the time I get home I'll take a few pictures and post them up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #43
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Here are the pictures of the repair.




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Old 08-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #44
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Thank you GearHd6. I intend to save those photos in case I need the repair.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #45
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Thanks for the pics! It definitely does look like it will stay put now.

My trailer is in the shop right now. I'm still waiting to see what their plan of attack is.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #46
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I mentioned this issue to my dealer when we bought earlier this summer. He said they addressed the issue in the later 13's and 14's. he said the problem was where those holes in the metal brackets were. He said the brackets bent at that point as it was weaker and showed me a set that he had changed. When he showed me ours they did look different.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #47
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Good to know! At least they realized it was a problem and corrected it. I still think the brackets should be of thicker steel. My brackets did bend at those unneeded slots.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #48
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In April I bought a 20109S Rockwood RV. Due to having cataract surgery had to wait to take a trip. Was getting ready to take a trip to go to Branson Missouri and found out my water tank frame was bent. Instead took it to camping world to have it repaired before I went on a trip which is where I bought it. The only time it had any water in it was when we did the PDI. I have not put any water in it since I brought it home. The tank was empty when I left from the Pdi to bring it home. Camping world is just doing a band aid job to repair it, was told you're not supposed to travel with a full tank of water. I asked why not and was told that the industry says not to travel with a full tank of water. So I asked why can you not travel with a full tank of water that makes no sense, how are you supposed to Boonedock without a full tank of water. Was told he was going to check into that and see why that is an issue. I also called Forest River and explain the situation to them also, was told the reason why you should not carry a full tank of water because of the sloshing while you travel. I told him that made no sense whatsoever, the man also told me that he was going to look into it and check out to why the frames are not strong enough and causing this problem..
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The whole thing is a bad design, for one, they put slots in the framework and both my brackets bent right at the slots. Second, my vent pipe was not tucked against the bottom of the camper so it had a low spot that could trap water. So now when you fill the water tank the vent is basically blocked until the tank builds up enough pressure from filling to blow the vent line clear. By then, the damage is done and you've pressurized the tank and bent the brackets before the camper even traveled down the road.

Read through your owners manual, there is a section about traveling with water in the tank. No where in the manual does it state not to travel with a full tank. I believe all it says is to factor that water weight into your gross weight. My dealer at first tried telling me the same thing until I pointed them to that section in the manual.
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I never traveled with anything close to a full tank, -the most being 1/3 full, and the supports bent anyway. That being said, I don't see why anyone would want to travel with a full tank in the first place, the extra weight and the sloshing around being counter productive. In my experience, -camping at campgrounds, all a have a potable water supply available where you can fill-up before setting up camp.

In my case, the dealer replaced the cheap, original equipment supports for the tank with heavy duty angle iron.
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