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Old 09-03-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Argosy 20 - Water Tank - '73

I recently purchased a nice '73 in the seattle area. $5200. All is working. Just got done pulling out all the copper and replaced with flexpex 1/2". I just found that the filler spout on the potable has cracks around it and the tank inside is it kind of rank.

How invoved is the removal of that tank? It looks like I will need to disemble the gaucho most of the way. I was going to replacement tanks from all-rite.

Has anyone ever come up with a good plastic weld that would help me seal the cracks?

Thanks, Peter

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Old 09-03-2006, 09:16 PM   #2
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You can weld the tank, but it is likely better to replace it simply because the cracks indicate the plastic is probably fatigued and it will crack again. I used Allrite as supplier for a black water tank and they built it to specification - nice tank.

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Old 09-05-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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I have a 1977 Argosy with a front dinette. I had to remove the complete unit to get the fresh water tank out. I just took a screwdriver and drill to remove the screws and pop rivets. There were six rivets that I had to take a hacksaw to as I couldn't get the drill to the job. It only took about 2 hours to remove the entire unit and it went back together quickly and looks like new! Good luck! Highmark
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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Water tank removal

I just removed my gaucho today and can give you three pics for reference and one tip: the front of the gaucho is held to the floor with a bracket (see photo). The PO had put smooth-edge for the carpet right over the bracket screws. Watch for that.

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