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Old 09-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank brackets bent

Hey everyone, Just got back from first trip in our Minilite 2109S. I noticed the rear holding brace for the fresh water tank bowed down. When tank was full the area on the tank around the drain was bulging downward. I haven't contacted the dealer yet. I know there has been discussion about this. Has anyone got the problem fixed yet? We're going to Little Rock next month so I want to fix it just in case even though we're not planning on traveling with water. Thanks, Dave S.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:44 AM   #2
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Did you travel with water in the tank? How much?

When we did our walk through the guy told us to not travel with any tank more than 1/3 full. I do not carry fresh water at all. I may carry black water occasionally but am careful how much. Since I seldom carry any water in any tank maybe someone who does carry water can chime in here for you. Have others been told of limiting how much you carry?


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Old 09-23-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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There is a thread(s) on this, posted last year. Check it out. This is a common problem with the 2109s. The dealer fixed ours by trashing the original equipment support bars, if you can call them that, and installing angle iron brackets. Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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I called my dealer today. They said they have seen this before and made an appt. to have new crossmembers installed. The service manager said you should be able to travel with a full tank. That's what it's there for. My son is a welder and we might make our own. I have some angle laying around. I'll keep updating.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:59 AM   #5
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The service manager's comments should be correct, however, why would you want to travel with a full tank? Lots of extra weight for nothing, plus all of that sloshing around. We normally travel with 1/3 tank and only fill the tanks when boondocking it.
Good luck with the repairs. Looks like the dealer is accomodating.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:17 AM   #6
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The service manager's comments should be correct, however, why would you want to travel with a full tank? Lots of extra weight for nothing, plus all of that sloshing around. We normally travel with 1/3 tank and only fill the tanks when boondocking it.
Good luck with the repairs. Looks like the dealer is accomodating.
Actually you'll get way more "sloshing " with the tank a 1/3 full vs full.

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Old 09-24-2014, 08:02 AM   #7
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Ours did the same thing and the dealer piggybacked our original brackets with 2x2 angle iron.

And we're actually camping in a primitive campground right now that has no hookups anywhere in the campground, no water (not even to fill your tank) so you need to haul in with a full tank.
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Here's the other thread.
2109S Fresh Water Tank Brackets (Bent?)
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #9
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we're going to add angle also. the rear bracket is the only one that is bent. I've got plenty of metal around.
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