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Old 05-21-2014, 02:52 PM   #51
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Here are some pics of how the dealer fixed the steel angle that kept bending. I told the dealer to call me before they did anything and of course they did not. Just made the changes and said come pick it up.

They cut the hose that originally ran from the vent opening (by the water inlet) to the top of the water tank and then connected the hose to a water nozzle that they installed on the side of my camper. I have to open the nozzle when filling to vent the tank. When the tank is full water starts coming out the nozzle.

They also welded an additional steal piece to the original steel cross beam that kept bending.

So far this has been working. Going camping this weekend and will see if it continues.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:11 AM   #52
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In my experience, -camping at campgrounds, all a have a potable water supply available where you can fill-up before setting up camp.
You obviously have not camped in western Canada or Alaska. Very few provincial or state campgrounds have water and most of the ones that do have a "boil before use" sign. Try boiling 20-30 gallons of water in a 2109S--not going to happen. So, we always made sure we had enough water to spend a night or two, even if we didn't have enough to take a shower.

I realize Mini Lites are just that--light. But a trailer that can't carry at least 10-15 gallons of water without bending steel supports would be useless on a northwest North America trip. Fortunately, the supports on our 2012 2109S held up on our 2013 Alaska trip.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:38 AM   #53
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Here are some pics of how the dealer fixed the steel angle that kept bending. I told the dealer to call me before they did anything and of course they did not. Just made the changes and said come pick it up.

They cut the hose that originally ran from the vent opening (by the water inlet) to the top of the water tank and then connected the hose to a water nozzle that they installed on the side of my camper. I have to open the nozzle when filling to vent the tank. When the tank is full water starts coming out the nozzle.

They also welded an additional steal piece to the original steel cross beam that kept bending.

So far this has been working. Going camping this weekend and will see if it continues.

This seems to be the fix that most dealers are doing I notice. With my trailer
they just ran the hose thru the bottom of the trailer and left it open. I like the idea of being able to close it off like yours so that nothing ugly flies up into the
tank when its moving. My first trailer had the tank under a seat bench so it sat on a solid floor. The overflow line was attached to the inlet area and I never had
a problem. Both other tanks with that trailer lost their origional shape and had trouble draining. The dealer than did a similar repair to yours. Trailers should be able to travel with fresh water and be strong enough to allow you to drive somewhere to dump the other tanks.
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I wonder where the dealers would put the steel brace on a tank like mine that has factory-installed 12v tank heaters? The heating pads are placed right in the middle of the bottom of the tank.
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All they do is piggyback the old brackets.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:32 PM   #56
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I checked my brackets and there is no bending. The only traveling I do with a full water tank is at the state campgrounds. I fill up with water inside the cg at the potable water station.
That's what I generally do. Although I travel with about 5 or 6 gallons of water in the tank. My best guess is that my frame bent in my drive way. It was fine last fall when I winterized. I filled it to sanitize the system last week and when I drained it I noticed the bent brackets. Personally, I'd recommend that anyone owning one of these units reinforce the brackets before they bend.
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