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Old 03-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #11
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I'm still a little confused-- is there an oval "race track" shaped tray that
is not shown in the photo?? This tank tray was sitting on that platform
and held by 4 sheet metal screws??
If that's the case why not drill new holes and install 4 bolts and lockwashers
and nuts.
You can use stainless or galvanized or just plain steel and then paint them
well.

My tank tray sits directly on the frame rails and is held by 1/4 self tapping
screws. I wonder what is the purpose of your platform and why your
tank tray is not on the frame rails also?
That's what broke off!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:22 AM   #12
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Well you've got plenty of good suggestions how to fix it.
New larger bolts, washers, lock washers or nylock nuts will do it.

I'm still wondering-- My tank tray sits directly on the frame rails -- I wonder what is the purpose of your platform and why your
tank tray is not on the frame rails
also?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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Well you've got plenty of good suggestions how to fix it.
New larger bolts, washers, lock washers or nylock nuts will do it.

I'm still wondering-- My tank tray sits directly on the frame rails -- I wonder what is the purpose of your platform and why your
tank tray is not on the frame rails
also?
Some are mounted directly to the frame rails and some are mounted to a raised platform that is welded to the frame to provide added height for the propane lines.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #14
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Well you've got plenty of good suggestions how to fix it.
New larger bolts, washers, lock washers or nylock nuts will do it.

I'm still wondering-- My tank tray sits directly on the frame rails -- I wonder what is the purpose of your platform and why your
tank tray is not on the frame rails also?
Now I've got a nice step. Lol
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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What camper do you have? How old is it? May be covered under warranty. But then again I've been finding warranty services to be subpar lately. Please let us know what you do. Now I'll go check my tanks!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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Your tag line says you have a 2013 camper.
I would be on the phone with the dealer.

If it is RV Wholesalers, I would also PM Mr. Dave Durnell (DDurnell) here, as he is a RVW rep on the forum.

I am sure he will make this right.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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Grege,
You had me curious on how this is setup on my 233S so I checked and took some pics. Seems solid to me, but my setup looks different than on your 21SS. These are stainless 3/8 inch.

I think its a good idea to fix yours through the warranty process.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #18
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Grege,
You had me curious on how this is setup on my 233S so I checked and took some pics. Seems solid to me, but my setup looks different than on your 21SS. These are stainless 3/8 inch.

I think its a good idea to fix yours through the warranty process.
Those are the screws that broke on his. I always just removed them and drilled the holes out for a 5/16" SS machine bolt, flat washer & nylok nut.

BTW, those might have a 3/8" head, but they are 1/4" screws and very brittle. They break very easily if they are subjected to vibration if they're not tight. Just saying.

Wouldn't mess with the dealer unless the tanks or something else were damaged. Not worth the effort IMO.
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Wouldn't mess with the dealer unless the tanks or something else were damaged. Not worth the effort IMO.
Agreed. Your previous description makes this an easy repair; especially since I think he's on the road.

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BTW, those might have a 3/8" head, but they are 1/4" screws and very brittle. They break very easily if they are subjected to vibration if they're not tight. Just saying.
Yes - 3/8" head. I should have been more clear.

But, lets not overstate the issue either and imply that these easily or commonly break. I've owned several campers over the years and I have never had, nor heard of anyone else having, this issue. Not to say its not going to happen (because it clearly has in Grege's case) but I don't think its common.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #20
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A friend of mine lost his tanks. Not sure how they came off but 1 went through the floor of the trailer. The trailer would be a mid 90's and it did alot of damage. That is the only incident that I have heard of
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