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Old 06-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Repair or replace tank??

I have a 77 excella CB that has a leak in the freshwater tank. How easy is it to repair the tank? What is the cost of a new tank? And finally where can I get the tank? I've looked at airstream parts store and can't find the tank anywhere. It's a large tank with a square cutout in center.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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You're probably better off replacing the tank at that age. The next crack won't be far behind. Try Inland RV or Silver Trailer Supply. Note that it might take a road trip to pick up, because the freight on that tank will kick your assets to the curb.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #3
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I bought this replacement tank for my 1978 Ambassador with no issues to install. Your tank is likely the same as mine and are the dimensions of this one listed. Shipping was reasonable from coast to coast.
Fresh Water Tank with Probes 600833-03 [600833-03] - $169.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I will need to check with Inland or Out of Door Mart for the correct tank. My tank is almost square shaped whith a square cut out in the center (Think square doughnut).
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Interesting. Can you post a photo of your square donut tank? I wonder if yours has been replaced prior.


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Old 06-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #6
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I will post some pics of the tank as soon as I drop the pan.
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I think this is what you have
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Coastalview, that is the tank. Thanks for the post. Any idea of the cost of the tank?
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If you use the search query on this great site, you can find previous discussions
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f233...tml#post608442
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...ml#post1232661
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One Less probe connection

CoastalView,
I got the same replacement tank, but it only has 4 probe connections vs 5 originally, what did you do to compensate?
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I bought this replacement tank for my 1978 Ambassador with no issues to install. Your tank is likely the same as mine and are the dimensions of this one listed. Shipping was reasonable from coast to coast.
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I got the same replacement tank, but it only has 4 probe connections vs 5 originally, what did you do to compensate?
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Joe, I remember that issue. One probe that isn't in the same vertical alignment is for ground. I ended utilizing the probes for all but the full circuit.
Easily identified when its full while filling.
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