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Old 09-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #15
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I once had a crack in the bottom of my black tank in a '74 27' A/S. So I bought a patch kit at my dealer. The tank was polyethylene I think.... waxy feeling like that stuff they make milk bottles out of. I drilled a small hole at the ends of the crack and lightly sanded the area around the crack. Then applied the epoxy and glass cloth patch. Several years latter when I sold the trailer it was still holding fine.
Did that with one of my black tanks where rodents had gnawed a hole in it.

Worked great
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Well the tank was to far deteriorated to patch. A guy at OrangeWood RV in Surprise AZ can have the original manufacturer cross-reference a newer exact fit or make new one if need be. Thanks for everyone's response!
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Well the tank was to far deteriorated to patch. A guy at OrangeWood RV in Surprise AZ can have the original manufacturer cross-reference a newer exact fit or make new one if need be. Thanks for everyone's response!
Well if I had the $$. I would take my tanks out and have them made out of Stainless steel. Do it once, do it right, and the next owner will be pleasantly surprised!
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Well the tank was to far deteriorated to patch. A guy at OrangeWood RV in Surprise AZ can have the original manufacturer cross-reference a newer exact fit or make new one if need be. Thanks for everyone's response!
A good decision, and cheaper in the long run.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #19
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The original tanks are no longer available from Airstream.

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Do you know of a source other than Airstream? Do you carry them?
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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Do you know of a source other than Airstream? Do you carry them?
We have many different tanks made with fiberglass.

For all years and models, no.

We must have the exact year and model, and then can answer your question.

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We have many different tanks made with fiberglass.

For all years and models, no.

We must have the exact year and model, and then can answer your question.

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Well they finally got back to me and said to make one like mine it'll run upwards to $800. I said no thanks! So I'm back to square one. Any new advice on making a retro fit gray water tank for my 84' 310?
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Well they finally got back to me and said to make one like mine it'll run upwards to $800. I said no thanks! So I'm back to square one. Any new advice on making a retro fit gray water tank for my 84' 310?
$800. ! Why they must be paying themselves wages or something. Don't do it.
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..... but that does seem to be about twice what I would have guessed. Was this a big city company or a small town guy? I would be googling custom water tank and custom septic tank and phoning a few different people, with the dimensions handy, just asking for a rough guestimate. There'll be somebody who wants your business at a reasonable price.
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the problem is the tank is very complex with lots of curves. it was a big city guy calling a bigger city guy. I'll start calling them myself and see if I can get anywhere.
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There are a couple outfits that will make them custom for you. If you search the forums, you'll find several companies that make tanks, and many that make them custom.

I think $500 is closer to what it should cost for a custom tank. Andy's team seems to deal exclusively with fiberglass, but you'll find others use ABS or other materials.

I see your options as:
Andy (expensive, and shipped from California, but you'll probably get great service) oh, and some free opinions. Andy always seems to have extras...

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Some of these companies have custom options. I think they run around $500 for a custom tank, and usually about $200 for shipping. There are a couple more companies online I've seen that might be better. I didn't see the one I expected, but I don't have it bookmarked. Keep looking, and ask for quotes from several of them.

The next option is to find something that is almost the right size. You can sometimes get a smaller tank, but it will fit in the space. So you might lose a little capacity, but you save several hundred dollars by buying off the shelf.

The last option is labor intensive, but if you have more time than money, you can make them yourself. I'll be posting a youtube video soon about my experience. I bought 2 sheets of ABS 1/4" plastic and made mine. The cost for a black tank and 2 shallow gray tanks was about $250 in materials, and $50 in tools from what I could buy locally.
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