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Old 04-26-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank is Sagging


My 2005 Safari 25' has a 3-4" sag in the middle of the fresh water tank, however, the gray water tank is perfectly flat on the bottom. Is this sagging condition normal?
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:32 PM   #2
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Some distortion is normal, and expected, just from the weight of the water. Yours seems a little more than most, but not too bad. Just put it on a list of things for your dealer to look at next time it is in for service. It DOES have water in it at the time the photo was taken?

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Old 04-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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This looks just like the tanks on my 2006. Flat metal straps like that would not function as a beam to support sag in the middle. The black plastic probably encases a layer of insulation and the tank is some depth up inside this structure. I know that the trailer did start with the axle an inch or so about the tanks... I'm not about to tear this new of a trailer apart, but it sure makes you wonder what tank supports might be hidden out of sight. They might just be alright. Then the black plastic might just be sagging from heat/weight.

Do you store it with any water in the tank or do you camp parked for long periods?

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:57 PM   #4
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My '05 25' Safari definitely has a sag in the fresh tank, looks similar to the pic you posted.

I usually drive with it full to dry camping destination.
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback.

The tank had 10-15 gallons of water in it at the time the photo was taken. During the camping season, the fresh water tank is generally topped off each day.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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Yes, mine looks like that too, when I have water in it. It was a shock the first time I filled it, but it is normal, in my opinion.

congrats on your new unit!


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