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Old 03-24-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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My new home has some plumbing problems. The copper lines are split in a couple places, and the fresh water tank is cracked (I am sure I'll find more wrong as I work my way back.) I ordered up some PEX tubing and the crimp tool, but I have some questions.
The copper pipe was running on top of the floor. I have some of the floor torn out in the front of the trailer to replace some rotten plywood, and it looks like it would be easy to run the PEX line under the floor, through the frame. How is it susposed to be? pipe above the floor, or below the floor?
Any ideas were I can get a new fresh water tank? It does not have to be airstream, as long as it fits.

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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So originally, the plumbing did run on top of the floor in the front?
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The plumbing lines ran originally above the floor. In cold climates, it would keep the pipes from freezing if the interior was heated. Also makes it easier to repair, if needed. As for the tank, try all-rite.com. They have a huge selection of tanks and will put in the connnector holes to your specifications and placement requests. Best of luck.

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So originally, the plumbing did run on top of the floor in the front?
Yes something like this.
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As for the tank, try all-rite.com. They have a huge selection of tanks and will put in the connnector holes to your specifications and placement requests. Best of luck.

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any idea what they might get for a moderately sized tank? I got quoted over 400 bucks from a local outfit for a custom-made tank.. the pre-fab ones go for half that.
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I went through a local RV shop and paid just over $200 for the tank. Don't think I paid for shipping, can't remember. I went to All-Rite's website and picked the largest size that would fit. When it arrived it was exactly the measurements as list on the website. Fit like a dream.

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so, it sounds like you got a "pre-fab" one? they don't list anything on their website but "custom" tanks, now. if they still have pre-fabs, they either don't list that info on their website, or I can't find it.
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You can try this place. They ship. http://www.accutanks.com/ronco_water.htm
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Back when I needed a tank in early '02, they had several pages of different size tanks. I ordered the 30W and they put the fitting holes in the size and location I requested. I don't know if it was from stock or they built it when I ordered it. They have changed their website and how they handle tanks since them. Probably tough to keep a number of ready to order tanks in stock.

I didn't see a price for one of these tanks. Have you inquired?

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