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Old 08-31-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Freshwater tank on a 1971 sovereign

Has anyone change the fresh water tank on there 31 foot sovereign. I would like to know is it easier to get to it from underneith (drop belly pan) or over top? (remove floor) and pictures if they are out there. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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I replaced the fresh water tank in our Sovereign a couple of months ago. It was not hard, but the tank is big and bulky. It will only come out from the bottom, you need to unhook the sensor wires, and water fill, drain, and vent hoses. Then unbolt the angle iron from the front of the water tank support area, and slide the plywood base out from under the tank. I had a friend help by holding the tank up while I slid the plywood. After it comes out, just stick the new tank in place, and slide the plywood back in place.
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It seems that I cannot get to my wires and filler hose. Did you do that after it was out ? Or do I disconnect the filler hose were it is accessable and when reinsatlling snake the hose back in?
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It seems that I cannot get to my wires and filler hose. Did you do that after it was out ? Or do I disconnect the filler hose were it is accessable and when reinsatlling snake the hose back in?
Yep.

But you can disconnect the wires, if you can locate a person with a triple jointed elbow, or is it a double jointed screwdriver?

Darn, I don't remember what I forgot!

Everything must be disconnected, "before" you drop the tank.

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