Well, we got one trip out of our "repaired" fresh water tank back in May. As you may remember, I used the Permatex "Plastic Tank Repair Kit" to fix a crack in the tank before that trip.
Today we were preparing for our next trip and the tank began leaking worse than ever. I'm not sure if the fix failed, or if we have developed a second unrelated leak, but in any case, more water is leaking now than there was originally. I can't figure out where the water is coming from this time. Looks like this trip will have to be with an empty tank relying on "city water" where possible.
I may have to call in the Cavalry on this one. I think it will be time to replace the tank upon our return home. The two questions to be answered are:
1. Is a "drop in" replacement fresh water tank for a 1985 25' Sovereign
available from Airstream or another source? (I know there are places that will custom make a tank to your dimensions, but I hope a correct replacement is available, instead of going the custom route. It seems like that should present less challenges and I certainly don't want to loose the gauge sense points.)
2. Is this a "do it yourself" type of repair, or should I ante up the bucks to have it done at the Airstream Factory or somewhere else? It looks like the tank can be dropped from below, but it is likely heavy and awkward for one person to handle and I'd probably have to get the trailer up some distance off the ground to give me room to work. I also wonder of I can easily get to the hose and gauge connections. Oh yeah, and do all of this without getting my Home Owners Association tied back up in knots.
At a minumum, a call to the factory may be in order to at least price out the options (at least they are close enough to consider as a repair option).