Originally Posted by Nick1122
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.