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Old 11-12-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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I have a bad odor coming from the underneath the trailer. There also seems to water in the under bellie. Ruptured black tank?
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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Or leaking fittings.

If you live in a cold climate is it possible there was water in the waste tanks that froze and cracked plumbing fittings ?



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Old 11-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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His signature says FL...probably start looking for a leaky/cracked fitting issue causing the problem.



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Old 11-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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Bought this camper used, sat on their lot for a year. Been in it a month, dealer 4 hrs away
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Cracked blk tank
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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How bi of crack is it? I had a crack in my black tank last year and repaired myself without removing the tank. PM me if you'd more info. Has been leak free since February...(I cracked it last Nov but did not get around to fixing it until late Jan-early Feb)

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Old 11-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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How bi of crack is it? I had a crack in my black tank last year and repaired myself without removing the tank. PM me if you'd more info. Has been leak free since February...(I cracked it last Nov but did not get around to fixing it until late Jan-early Feb) Jimmie
I don't have a cracked tank, but I'm curious how you fixed it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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I don't have a cracked tank, but I'm curious how you fixed it.
I had to loosen the underbelly to dry everything out as it had leaked all over the foil insulation. I ran long pieces of 1" PVC piping all the way across from side to side to dry it out for a week. Once dried out, I used a product called Plasti-Mend - a sort of liquid plastic with fiberglass screen reinforcing - consisting of 4-5 coats. I actually had to fix it twice as the first full tank test must have stressed the tank and pulled the crack open again. So I started all over again. Sanded the original repair to roughen it up and re-applied the Plasti-Mend again. This time I added some strips of AlumaBond across the cracked area AND kind of around the tank that I could get at to sort reinforce the tank to keep it from stressing under a full load. My next full tank test - 32 gallons of water - sat for the whole weekend and was completely dry the whole time. Not a fun job, but it as held since then.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
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I bought extended warranty and will have a dealer put in a new tank
Thanks for all the comments
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #10
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I bought extended warranty and will have a dealer put in a new tank
Thanks for all the comments
SMART!! We did the same and are happy that for the next 6 years we are $50 out of pocket for anything that goes wrong on our RV!

OH - black water tip - we found this wonderful gadget over 8 years ago when we transitioned from Popup to TT (our first black tank unit):

Amazon.com: Camco 40595 RV Cyclone Sewer Plumbing Vent: Automotive

Best $16.00 you will ever spend - we NEVER had oder issues in our TT! (nor do we now in our 5er!)
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Yep im out $100
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