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Old 05-30-2019, 11:44 AM   #21
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Hi All, Thank you for your great advice on the pump issue. I used all of it. Since my last post and today, I will give a brief rest of the story. As I was diagnosing my pump issue, I noticed water leaking thru the underbelly and a very large bulge hanging down. My worst fears were made real when I realized that my water tank had fallen out and was being help up by the underbelly. The tank had no bottom support what so ever. I ended up cutting the underbelly to get it out and then trying to figure out how to get it back up between the frame rails. I was able to remove a rail that held the tank up, what a pain, and reinstalled the tank. I found kinks in the water outlet line and the wiring a tangled mess. I cleaned all that up and got the tank back in and secured above the frame rails with the help of a friend. Ended up putting in wood slats to support the tank just like a mattress. Filled it with water to full and all is good. The only issue was how long it took for the pump to prime. I had to run water thru faucets for a good 45 minutes to get the pump to stop running. again, thanks all
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:50 AM   #22
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Are you not concerned about wooden bed like slats holding up the water tank? Especially when filled and moving? IDK. Just sounds a little dangerous to me.

I think until you drain everything and blow out (if you do) for winter, you wont have the long pump prime time
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:00 PM   #23
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Are you not concerned about wooden bed like slats holding up the water tank? Especially when filled and moving? IDK. Just sounds a little dangerous to me.

I think until you drain everything and blow out (if you do) for winter, you wont have the long pump prime time
The wood slats have held the tank with no problems. Considering there was nothing there to begin with, these will do just fine. The other issue is traveling with water in the tank. I usually don't but had about a half tank when we left Florida headed home. Usually stay where we have full hookups so don't need water in the tank and if we stay in a state park, I'll travel empty and fill when I arrive and drain when I leave. I just don't get the fact there was absolutely nothing supporting the tank and the tank lip rested on the frame rails. Only about 3/4" holding up the tank. If you could only see what I saw. Sorry no pictures.
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