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Old 05-01-2015, 10:02 AM   #1
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Filled fresh water tank to get ready to leave today and its falling out of the bottom of camper. It tored the black lining almost all the way off. Just passed our one year ownership and it might not be warranted. HELP
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Sorry to hear of your problems. Can you actually see where it is leaking from? Is it a crack in the tank itself or is the fill hose leaking(this happened to me)? If you are just past your warranty, FR still might be willing to help out. If the crack, or leak is somewhere toward to top of the tank, then you would still have some water for your trip. Jerry
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:20 AM   #3
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Is it the tank falling out the bottom or water leaking? To me it reads that tank is falling out the bottom.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:24 AM   #4
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The tank is not leaking it is falling out of the bracket and the bracket is bent. the dealership says drive it out so they can look at it. Well we would have to rig it up just to drive it out because it could fall out.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #5
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Dump the water in it before you drive in.

Dealer can add all the water needed after you get there.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:36 AM   #6
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Our black tank slipped out of the "cradle" and had to have it repaired. The tanks are secured by placing them on angle iron brackets and sometimes they will slip off if not secured well at the factory, especially if they have some weight in them and / or are moved. Our black discharge pipe had slipped out and we got an gosh awful smell till we figured out what was wrong.

You have to remove the belly covering and slip the tank back onto the brackets. Ours was done under warranty and the dealer applied additional stainless steel straps to secure it better.
Out of Warranty-- bummer, but they can fix it pretty easily.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:55 PM   #7
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It's a damn shame that the manufacturer sends out crappy frames. Is it cutting corners? What a crock. I sure hope you are covered for this piece of crap. By the way, you are not the 1st one to have this problem. I wonder if the defect has been covered by Forest River for all the others who have had this problem?
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Is it the tank falling out the bottom or water leaking? To me it reads that tank is falling out the bottom.
Wow did I read that wrong! Jerry
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:01 PM   #9
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Filled fresh water tank to get ready to leave today and its falling out of the bottom of camper. It tored the black lining almost all the way off. Just passed our one year ownership and it might not be warranted. HELP
year and model? please!
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crap!...just went look under my unit...not even two months old and only a couple of trips...and the fresh water tank brackets are loose.

Trying to decide if I should pull the front of the underbelly off and try to fix myself ...or go back to dealer.

Took this picture with my phone through a gap the sagging tank made in the underbelly, you can see the bracket not attached....very sad


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Old 05-02-2015, 12:08 PM   #11
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Going back to dealer. 😢
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Going back to dealer. ��
If you have the means to fix it yourself, that's what I would do. Why take the gamble that the dealer will just cobble it together?

I agree it's a shame to have to do something like this on a brand new trailer, but $%#* happens.
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If you have the means to fix it yourself, that's what I would do. Why take the gamble that the dealer will just cobble it together?

I agree it's a shame to have to do something like this on a brand new trailer, but $%#* happens.
I have a good dealer, this is the second trailer I bought from. They have a good shop and have seen this before...they promised they will make it Louisiana I-10 rated.

Plus, the underbelly has some type of pop rivet looking thing that you have to break off then go back with new screws. Too new for me to break the "warranty Seal"...if you will.
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update:

Dealer had to slip the cross brace back over the frame, they had bounced out. He put screws on the cross braces to make sure they stay put.

Also, fixe a couple of other small items.

They had it less than a week....Happy
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:01 AM   #15
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Best thing to do is install a piece of 2x2 angle under the tank and attach it to the trailers frame. A 3/8" bolt on the ends is all that's needed. It will never fall out again and the angle will keep the tank from bowing down in the middle when full.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #16
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My fresh water tank leaked on my 312BHX. They screwed the ground to the frame and it went through the Fresh water tank from the factory. Had to take it to the dealer twice to get the issue resolved.


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