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Old 01-26-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Damage to holding tank?

Hey guys- was cleaning my Basecamp up today and noticed this: the dump valve connection to the grey tank and a panel on the bottom of the tank with screws coming out.

Has anyone seen this before? I'm in a cold climate: could this have been caused by freeze damage or something on the road?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2019, 01:27 PM   #2
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I don't see damage.

That metal is a protective cover, not the tank. The tank is inside the cover. There should be a layer of insulation between the cover and the tank.

The screws hold the access panel in place. Tighten the screws and keep any eye on them. Since I have no experience with a Basecamp, I'm not sure if the access is factory made or created by someone after manufacture. My water tank had access, but I had to add access to the waste tank.

Is the water from your "cleaning", or is something leaking. If a leak, then yes damage.
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Thanks for the response. Check out the gasket/caulking...is that separation normal?
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Yes... gasket, caulking or as in our case, clamping.👎
Our flange was overtightened to the point of distortion and cracking.
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Thanks all. The water is from a self-service car wash. I'll tighten the access panel screws.
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Thanks for the response. Check out the gasket/caulking...is that separation normal?
That separation in the caulk is not unusual. It is a maintenance issue that you need to take care of. It's a mouse/critter entrance if you leave it open.

The movement/flex of the tank and pipe between empty and full is substantial, so there has to be a space between the plastic pipe and the metal pan to allow for that movement. Airstream used to install a rubber sheet/gasket to fill that space. Looks like they have gone cheap, not an improvement.
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