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Old 10-24-2015, 08:53 AM   #1
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Newbie in Massachusetts Black water tank


I am an owner of a 1965 Caravelle and will be looking to the community for guidance and expertise on fixing up my AS. I have been reading the postings in the forum for a year now and I am at a position where I can somewhat intelligently explain my repair needs and get advice on how to proceed. The generosity of the members to share their knowledge is reassuring to me and I hope I don't become a pest.

There is floor rot along the rear channel in the wet area. Which I will remove and replace. My first question has to do with the black water tank. I drilled out the rivets to the rear belly wrap and dropped it. The wrap looks as if had been removed before. I expected to see the black water tank but only found the waste line running from the sink and shower drain. Pictures included. My question is, is the black water tank above the floor but below the molded raised area where the toilet (picture enclosed)located or was it removed?

Since, I believe will have to pull the overhead storage, refrigerator, sink, stove, heater, hot water heater and wardrobe to remove the one piece bath area I will be back seeking your knowledge.

Thanks in advance


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Old 10-24-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
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Probably above the floor as on some new models.

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Old 10-24-2015, 05:09 PM   #3
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If the toilet is sitting on a riser above the floor level that is the tank.
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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There's no picture attached, but that is where the tank goes. Yes, there is quite a bit of removal needed to get the one-piece bath out.

If I remember correctly, C Johnson had a new tank made that was larger than the original, taking up some space in the base of the adjacent closet. I took a quick look and didn't find it in his thread.

In case you are unaware, there is a sub-forum devoted to '65 Caravels. It's here. There is a gold mine of information there. Happy hunting.
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