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Old 02-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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How do you remove black water tank?

Appears to have been installed on top of frame rail then floor installed ? How do you drop the various water tanks to gain access to the underside of the trailer?
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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i don't have knowledge on it i used to give to the Mechanic for removing.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Okay... Anyone else?
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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First of all you might get more answers if we knew what u were working on.
Make model year
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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2012 wolfpup, though all forest river chassis share the same or similar design, so posting the specific model really has no bearing on this question
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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2012 wolfpup, though all forest river chassis share the same or similar design, so posting the specific model really has no bearing on this question
Since it is Wolfpup specific - maybe posting in that section will get you better answer's and actually in your case it does have bearing because not all trailer's are set up the same on the under side.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #8
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Why are you working on a brand new camper? That is what warranty is for.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Actually the question isn't wolf pup specific - FR installs the tanks in the same manner on most of their units and this info would benefit the membership .


Why? That's my business!
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Considering your attitude, don't expect a lot of help.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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Crocus,
You sound almost as crusty as I am.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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Are there any less sensitive, more technically informed members that know how to remove the holding tanks from a late model forest river travel trailer without removing the floor?

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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Ok, let's all calm down and play nice, and if you can't, go camping. Seems we're all getting winter blues.

As for removing the tank, I'll give you a generic, as I have not worked on a wolf pup.

What looks like the tank mounted above the cross members, is and isn't . One of the cross members will have angle brackets, and screws going through the side of the frame, and is removable. This is usually the rear one, cross member, but not always. You can remove these screws, remove the cross member, and then the tank.

Make sure the tank is empty. Make a diagram of the wire colors and sensor location they are on. If you can, unbolt the drain valve, rather that cut the pipe, saves a coupler and gluing back later. Shouldn't have to remove the toilet, but may be helpful.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #14
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Great info ... Hope you're right - if you are I owe you a beer ! Will crawl under the trailer and check to see if one of the rails is removable.
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windrider, does the drain pipe coming down from the toilet simply slide into a collar on the tank, or is it glued to it?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #16
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use it or lose it

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does the drain pipe coming down from the toilet simply slide into a collar on the tank, or is it glued to it?
good question
that I had not thought of
a while back I thought I was going
to have to drop the tank
got under there and stared at that THING
for a while it seemed
I was very pleased when I located my leak
behind the rear outdoor shower compartment
but
I want to be willing to repair most
anyTHING on this trailer if I can
retired equip tec
but I'am finding out after 6 years retired
use it or lose it

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #17
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The drain pipe from the toilet slides through a rubber collar. It is a tight fit, because you don't want the smell leaking out, but it will slide. Also a rubber gasket under the toilet. Usually re useable, if not too old.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #18
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thanks everyone... did confirm that the secondary rails holding tanks in are in fact held in with tech screws... (concerning as that's not all that strong!) but never the less should be removable... also hoping that black water drain slide out of tank without issue.

when I get farther into my project I'll post pics and results.

any other advice on the removal of black water tank appreciated (plumbing end of the job)
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #19
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The vent pipe also has to be removed. Is it inserted in a rubber coupling also?
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