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Old 08-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Black Water Tank Conundrum

I have a 1973 Ambassador 29', my question is about the holding tank under the toilet (it's a back bath), the tank is not leaking but it looks enclosed in sheet metal. The sheet metal is rusting away, the holding tank seems fine, no leaks. Should I get rid of the sheet metal enclosure? How do I fix this? Is there a purpose for the sheet metal? Can I take it out or patch it? The big problem is, since it's rusting out/away, it's putting pressure on the aluminum underbelly making it sag. Advice please!!! I have a sinking feeling this is going to turn into a nightmare!!!

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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You are most likely going to find a real mess. The tank enclosure is what Holds the tank to the frame. The 70's trailers have a problem of water gaining entrance to the rear trunk area / rear floor area. You will most likely find rotted plywood sub-floor, rusted out rear frame components, and corroded aluminum skin. Do a search for rear frame separation and you will find links to a vast quantity of information for this area. Several people have dealt with this area and it generally leads to gutting of the rear lower section of the trailer.

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