RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2020, 08:07 PM   #81
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by imjustdave View Post
Any trailer that can't handle a tank full of Fresh water, gray or black is a POS trailer and shouldn't have ever been built and seriously needs to be junked.

I'm not trying to be mean but seriously the entire point of the tank is so you can haul stuff in it. Do you only fill your truck gas tank half full because your afraid it might fall out?

Fill it up and run it. If it falls out take it in for warranty OR go back and have them fix it now. In no way should you be concerned.
This is what happened to a Rockwood owner's full water tank while travelling in New Zealand.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	From Rockwood NZ Owners FB Group 17 Sep 2020.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	346.8 KB
ID:	239440  
__________________
Static 2018 Rockwood 2608SB
happychappie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 08:34 PM   #82
Senior Member
 
BillyBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownsville
Posts: 1,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by happychappie View Post
This is what happened to a Rockwood owner's full water tank while travelling in New Zealand.
Happychappie First if you look under any camper I bet the braces that holds up the tanks they are made of thin steel. Dont care if you pay 20 thousand to 50 thousand they are made lite to be able to tow easier. Mind was 40 and I had 2 1 gallon jugs of water setting in the double bowl sink and when I got to where I was going Guess what mind sink was down in the counter .So dont tell me about being cheap. In your words they are all junk then
__________________
2019 Flagstaff 26 RBWS
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 camp 17 nites. Bill,Alley and are two kids Sierra,Ivy. 2020 camp 9 nites
BillyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 08:40 PM   #83
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyBass View Post
Happychappie First if you look under any camper I bet the braces that holds up the tanks they are made of thin steel. Dont care if you pay 20 thousand to 50 thousand they are made lite to be able to tow easier. Mind was 40 and I had 2 1 gallon jugs of water setting in the double bowl sink and when I got to where I was going Guess what mind sink was down in the counter .So dont tell me about being cheap. In your words they are all junk then
I can agree with that statement regarding the sink, as our 2018 Rockwood 2608SB had the same thing happen. I had to jamb a piece of timber vertically between the sink edge underneath and the floor for additional support.
__________________
Static 2018 Rockwood 2608SB
happychappie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 08:46 PM   #84
Senior Member
 
BillyBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownsville
Posts: 1,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by happychappie View Post
I can agree with that statement regarding the sink, as our 2018 Rockwood 2608SB had the same thing happen. I had to jam a piece of timber vertically between the sink edge underneath and the floor for additional support.
What they did when it was built instead of putting the sink under the counter top they just drop it in the top like you see in a lot of house .It was under warrenty they fix it without any questions .
__________________
2019 Flagstaff 26 RBWS
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 camp 17 nites. Bill,Alley and are two kids Sierra,Ivy. 2020 camp 9 nites
BillyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 11:23 PM   #85
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by happychappie View Post
This is what happened to a Rockwood owner's full water tank while travelling in New Zealand.
From the look of this tank I'd be inclined to think someone either pressure filled it with a blocked vent or with a hose in the gravity fill and faucet turned on full.

That would cause the failure of the support as well as possible floor damage.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2020, 06:51 AM   #86
PhD, Common Sense
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Fairborn, OH
Posts: 1,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
From the look of this tank I'd be inclined to think someone either pressure filled it with a blocked vent or with a hose in the gravity fill and faucet turned on full.

That would cause the failure of the support as well as possible floor damage.
Yeah. That tank is ballooned, top [i]and[\i] bottom. It was overfilled and probably pushed itself loose as the top pressed against the floor of the RV while holding far more weight than intended.
eye95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2020, 11:19 AM   #87
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
Yeah. That tank is ballooned, top [i]and[\i] bottom. It was overfilled and probably pushed itself loose as the top pressed against the floor of the RV while holding far more weight than intended.
I don't think people realize the force that can be generated in cases like this.

Fully loaded Semi's are lifted back up on their wheels after overturning in accidents using air bags with internal pressure of less than 10 Psi. One mfr lists the max pressure at 8 psi and a bag about the size of a water tank like this will "straight lift" 1.5 tons. Now consider that incoming water pressure can average around 40-50 Psi----------minimum.


Even some of the reinforcements we've seen posted on this forum may not have survived the pressure this tank was most likely subjected to.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fresh water, tank, travel, water, water tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.