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Old 03-25-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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1975 tradewinds fresh water tank

bought a 1975 tradewinds camper and when i picked up fresh water tank was laying under camper / some one had cut it out / i looked under camper and there is nothing there but a empty spot where tank was / does anyone have a diagram or something to show me how tanks mounts back under there

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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Here's a shot from the 1977 Service Manual showing the fresh water tank installation. Can't swear to it being identical, but many items didn't change often in that time period. Click the beige bar (if it's there) over the image to make it bigger.
That's something I would want to call the previous owner on. At least to get the parts that hold it in...

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:23 AM   #3
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elkay12 the fresh water tank mounting is the same as my 73. The tank is mounted on a 1" thick piece of plywood which slide into the angle iron framework. The rear angle and the two sides are welded to the frame and the front piece of angle bolts onto the forward edges of both of the side angles. Also the piece of plywood had a piece of aluminium belly below the plywood to seal the plywood from the elements.
Finding a 1" thick plywood will be impossible so you will have to laminate two 1/2" pieces together.
Can you see the angle iron I am talking about? they will be just forward of the axles.

I will post a diagram from my service manual in a few hours once I have more time.
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