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Old 10-05-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Fresh water holding tank bracket bent

Just crawled under 2015 21fbrs. One of the Fresh water tank brackets is bent. I keep 1/3 full for our last 2 trips 2000 miles total. Guess I'll beef it up at the shop.


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Old 10-05-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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Seems to be the issue of the year, I just put in 5-10 gallons before a trip.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #4
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Going to support the tank cut loose original supports and weld in new ones or bolt in new ones


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Old 10-05-2015, 05:46 PM   #5
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Our Work & Play had a similar issue. But we still haul 110 gallons of water to every race usually 200-300 miles. No problems at all.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:21 PM   #6
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We 2013 2109S with the same issue. There has been several threads with similar problems. May want to also be sure the vent line towards the top of the tank is up against the bottom of the floor. I saw a thread purtaining to this about the vent and it was also some of our problem. It was looped down and fill with water and not let the air out.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:39 PM   #7
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Full tank

I remember now. We went from Columbus Belmont state park to race Duquoin. I filled the tank. It was only about 2 hrs up. That probably is when it happened. 37 gal. The factory pre stamped the material so they could add cross supports and could use the same piece front or rear. Just poor design. I can fix it better than a rv tech. Hell I build race cars for a living!
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #8
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I had the angle iron beefed up and steel plates welded across the bottom of the tank on mine.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:44 PM   #9
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Thanks 00Buck. That's the direction I'm headed.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:22 PM   #10
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It's a Warranty issue

I had the same issue on my '14 21DS. The dealer fixed it under warranty. It's ok now.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:00 PM   #11
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our 2014 had the same issue, thought they would have solved the problem by now. I don't understand the RV industry I guess they know most of us will go ahead and fix these issues. One would think they would take a little more pride in their work.
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They need to focus more on "QUALITY AND NOT QUANTITY"
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I remember now. We went from Columbus Belmont state park to race Duquoin. I filled the tank. It was only about 2 hrs up. That probably is when it happened. 37 gal. The factory pre stamped the material so they could add cross supports and could use the same piece front or rear. Just poor design. I can fix it better than a rv tech. Hell I build race cars for a living!
Have built race cars prior, retired from racing now. Location?
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:57 AM   #14
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Not far---PDQ Racing, Dunn, NC (retired)
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:12 AM   #17
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Yep, typical problem on TT. When I had my Rockwood 2902SS I filed the tank and it fell out. I replaced the thin angle irons (the ones with the slots in it to make them bend easier) with steel angles.
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