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Old 03-23-2016, 09:26 PM   #253
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While the 345 is in the shop I have been working mainly on the yard but tonight I started working on the wall upholstery.Attachment 258654 the shop found the black tank has a hole in the bottom. They are gonna try and patch it. Also they couldn't locate a heater core so the old one is being rebuilt. Hopefully I'll have the beast back toward the end of next week.

I love the Swiss Army blanket walls!
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:42 AM   #254
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Thanks! I get to go pick her up from the repair shop today. The tech tried to patch the black tank. Apparently there is a small crack. The valve is also shot. I am gonna use a twist on valve for now. I figure the patch won't hold forever so I get to figure out the process to get a new one. The tank looks pretty straightforward with shape. The inlets and valve attachment on the new tank will be interesting as I have never done it before! Anyone know what material the black tanks are made from on these?
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #255
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It should be ABS plastic which can be welded with a hot air welder. I bought one from Harbor Freight and repaired an 18 inch crack in my fresh water tank.It is still holding a year later
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:54 PM   #256
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Got her back today. Glad to have her home. I also got the walls and furniture installed. I only took the one pic though. More to come as I get her cleaned up!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #258
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It should be ABS plastic which can be welded with a hot air welder. I bought one from Harbor Freight and repaired an 18 inch crack in my fresh water tank.It is still holding a year later
John, could you post a link to that Hot air welder?
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http://www.harborfreight.com/plastic...ure-96464.html
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Thanks Hans, I didn't realize plastic welders existed. I might have to get one one of these days to play with


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Sorry Brad I been away for a couple of days just got on the forum. I bought one from Harbor freight and it worked good to fix a long crack in my fresh tank.

Which is a poly tank that no glue will stick to it will also work with ABS a bit of practice is required just like any welding
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:56 PM   #262
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I will have to remember the plastic welding if the patch fails. I had to put a new fuel pump on the generator as it would not start. Runs like a top now! Also had to change the thermostat for the rear furnace to make it work properly. This weekend we are taking our first actual camping trip in an actual campground. Really more of an opportunity to find more stuff that needs fixin!
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:21 PM   #263
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Have to get the hang of the hydraulic stabilizers yet but the weather is amazing! This awning is awful to deploy. We have a carefree on the trailer and it is much simpler!Click image for larger version

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Camping was a good time. The awning broke in the wind. A bolt securing the tube to the end support snapped. Has anyone had to replace the steering system in one of these beasts? I need to locate a parts list /diagram. I am gonna drive the sloppy steering to western Kansas and use my dad's shop to replace the parts. I just need to make sure I order the correct parts.
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Have someone knowledgeable adjust the steering box screw to take most if not all of the slop out of the steering box, the rest of the looseness will be in the remaining steering components. This adjustment can make a large difference.
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We did the adjustment on the steering box. It did help a lot. I still have about four inches each side of center of play. The people at the repair shop want to charge me 5900 dollars. They say that it wouldn't pass Missouri safety inspection as it is now. If I can figure what parts I need I think we can improve it for a fraction of the cost.
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