Originally Posted by Gator113
Simple fix: Removed the troubled strap. Drilled new holes at either side of the tank through the channel, approximately two inches inward from the stripped hole. Reaffixed strap using self tapping bolts.
Done... life is good again. Now onto the next project.
Ancient thread but people find this information through Google.
Two of the four straps holding the fresh water tank came loose on my 2013 28' International. The washer head bolts holding them in had fallen out on the road.
The original bolts (shown) are 5/16" width by 7/8" length and are threaded directly into the frame (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ose-43328.html
). Picture of one here:
Solution was the same as Gator113's. Drilled new holes 2" from old with 7/32" bit, then drove 1/4" width by 1 1/4" screws coated in Locktite to reduce risk of them falling out. Also used a washer.
With two straps missing you'll find it sags so you're unlikely to have the strength to force the straps back up to the frame. To resolve this I jammed leveling blocks under the tank to lift it a little. Obviously the tank should also be drained first.
Put a piece of Gorilla tape over the old hole to reduce water intake.
Completed over 400 miles and just checked - holding nicely.