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Old 05-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #15
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I got a little farther along:

I see now you got rid of the "throne on a box". I don't like that either but will not change it except to maybe somehow give some extra support for the tank. I weigh near 300 lbs., you see.

I will be looking into Ameri-Kart
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #16
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This might help: Leaks, Tanks, + Planning | STAT-US - someone who used Inca Plastics.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:07 PM   #17
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This place has a large selection of tanks also , if you are going to replace.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:48 AM   #18
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Excellent!! Thanks Bob!

Anyone got any tips on removal? Been searching and browsing instead of working I need to get some work done today though.
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Excellent!! Thanks Bob!

Anyone got any tips on removal? Been searching and browsing instead of working I need to get some work done today though.
If it's anything like my 20 footer, you'll have to remove the toilet, and most of the vanity. It was a fun job, mainly because my wife pulled it out while I did other things on the trailer! :-)
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If it's anything like my 20 footer, you'll have to remove the toilet, and most of the vanity. It was a fun job, mainly because my wife pulled it out while I did other things on the trailer! :-)
So if I bring the Argy to the Bash she could take care of that for me while you and I consume some beverages?
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Skip, it looks to me like that dump arrangement is exactly like mine. The black pipe that extends to the bumper is not stock; the "T" (aka "collector") is supposed to be the end of the line. it just sticks out below the belly pan by an inch or so...just enough for the slinky to connect to those bayonet lugs. Yeah, its a pita to reach under there to connect it.
I'm surprised that the "modification" got hit by bottoming out, though. If you look at how slightly newer models were configured, their pipes exist in the same exact spot. (in terms of "height above ground") They have the same 5" main frame rails, but in the tank area, there is a 3" extension to accommodate the plumbing, which runs through the bumper area. (a 3" deeper bumper area). Maybe the existence of the extra framework, even though its only at the outer edges, helps protect (?). 30 year old saggy axles probably don't help at all....
But if you look at new trailers (Lots of brands; not just airstream), they very commonly have a whole bunch of dump valves hanging down SO low to the ground back there, it boggles the mind...mostly just hangin' out there, totally un-shielded, mere inches above ground. looks to me like a minor pot-hole could take out the whole system. {shrug}
Take a look at Andre's website. He has some pics of when he re-did the rear floor of his 75, which had a similarly configured bathroom to mine. (toilet and vanity sitting on a box, which houses the black tank). AFAIK, pretty much the whole bathroom has to come out to get at the tank.
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So if I bring the Argy to the Bash she could take care of that for me while you and I consume some beverages?
Works for me! As for Liz... You'll have to take that up with her...

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Chuck, this is the first time I've had that part explained to me that well. Thank you. That's a hell of a reach to get the slinky up to that, even for my long arms. hmmm ... might consider putting it back to stock.

I've also got a near complete thought of replacing the valve and instead of a collector put an elbow pointed street side. I could then add a clean out slightly down stream to allow for the gray water into that line. Then have the pipe continue through the banana wrap and out. Yes, I think the entire thing will fit above the belly pan.

It hit on my driveway a few times. Very steep with a pot hole perfectly positioned.
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Our solution to the leaking black tank...

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I've also got a near complete thought of replacing the valve and instead of a collector put an elbow pointed street side. I could then add a clean out slightly down stream to allow for the gray water into that line. Then have the pipe continue through the banana wrap and out. Yes, I think the entire thing will fit above the belly pan.
yeah, but....if it stays within the belly pan, you ain't gettin' through to the banana wrap without cutting a big chunk out of the frame. like...way too big of a chunk. Unless I'm missing something.
I thought of trying to arrange something similar to what you had, except w/ the pipe coming across to the rear corner...but it would have to be below the pan, in order to clear the frame. And then, it would still be pretty awkward to reach, unless it stuck out beyond the frame by about a foot. I suspect this is why the mid-70's models had them running aft into the bumper area, then 90-degrees and out the side. You can reach that spot easily, yet its all very well protected inside the framework.

My bathroom looks like Bob's, except switch the position of the shower and closet. I was thinking of removing the tank altogether like this, and installing a floor mounted toilet, and going w/ a sub-floor tank...dump plumbing to imitate the mid-70's scenario described above. all very much "wishful thinking" at this point, of course.
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... the mid-70's models had them running aft into the bumper area, then 90-degrees and out the side. You can reach that spot easily, yet its all very well protected inside the framework.
That's how my '77 is set up Skip....
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Is there supposed to be a panel in front of the piping. The piping was redone by the previous owner.
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