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Old 04-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Replacement fresh water tank needed

I need to replace our fresh water tank in the MH, (1979 28' center bath). It has a crack in the top. It is located under the driver's side rear twin bed and is "J" shaped to fit the space allowed by other components under the bed.

I called the local dealer and InlandRV...waiting on parts search & pricing from both of them.

I'd rather not plastic weld it, as the rest of the tank is still 26 years old.

Any advise out there? or anyone know of a cross reference (to newer AS model) I might be able to use?
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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I have a white plastic fresh water tank from a 70s Argosy. Sat on the floor at the front of the coach under the gaucho. Needs one weld where inlet meets the tank. I thing it should fit in an Airstream. You could have it for cheap. I am in NM.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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I'll take a pic and post, so everyone knows what I'm talking about.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:02 PM   #4
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pics of fresh water tank

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Old 04-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #5
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An option you may wish to consider

These folks took extremely good care of me. Quick service and the prices were outstanding. You may need to email or phone them to see if they have what you need.

Plasti-Mart
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Their price was a little less than half what I was being quoted locally.

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Old 04-14-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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Here's what I've ended up doing. The original tank from 1951 was far too small for what we needed and the fittings had rotted out. We ordered a 32 gal tank from Plasti-mart.com and had it in a week. Here's a comparison of the old and the new, and the new tank sitting in place.

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After visiting such a place, this is what I decided to do (when I need to)

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... Any advice out there? ...
All things considered, your tank appears to be a simple shape. Your local plastic fabricator should be able to make one for a reasonable amount of money.

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Old 04-15-2007, 06:39 AM   #8
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Does the crack go down the side? Man, I'd go with an in-place repair if possible.
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AS factory has one in stock for $160 + S&H. I'd rather go w/ new upgrade that I know fits in this location of my MH. As you can see from the above photos, it's not square or retangle and has several special "cut-outs" to fit around grey water vent and heat tubes, filler spout, city water hook-up, etc.

I'd rather replace the whole 27 yr old unit than have it "welded" and a different crack develop, resulting in more damage to the interior of our MH.

Thanks for the advice and references though.
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An option you may wish to consider

These folks took extremely good care of me. Quick service and the prices were outstanding. You may need to email or phone them to see if they have what you need.

Plasti-Mart
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Their price was a little less than half what I was being quoted locally.

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Thanks very much for "plasti-mart" site, made it a favorite
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AS factory has one in stock for $160 + S&H. I'd rather go w/ new upgrade that I know fits in this location of my MH. As you can see from the above photos, it's not square or retangle and has several special "cut-outs" to fit around grey water vent and heat tubes, filler spout, city water hook-up, etc.

I'd rather replace the whole 27 yr old unit than have it "welded" and a different crack develop, resulting in more damage to the interior of our MH.

Thanks for the advice and references though.
Wow, for that price I'd certainly go new! Good Luck, keep us posted!
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Maybe the one I've ordered is 27 yrs. young sitting on their shelf.
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Go for the Original

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AS factory has one in stock for $160 + S&H. I'd rather go w/ new upgrade that I know fits in this location of my MH. As you can see from the above photos, it's not square or retangle and has several special "cut-outs" to fit around grey water vent and heat tubes, filler spout, city water hook-up, etc.

I'd rather replace the whole 27 yr old unit than have it "welded" and a different crack develop, resulting in more damage to the interior of our MH.

Thanks for the advice and references though.
For $ 160.00 I would not even think or blink - write a check and go for it.
That is a very reasonable price for such a tank. Might add $ 50.00 or so for shipping, but still, custom tanks in odd shapes are always $$$$$$$$.
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@#&-%$!!!!!

[quote=zamboni]AS factory has one in stock for $160 + S&H. I'd rather go w/ new upgrade that I know fits in this location of my MH. As you can see from the above photos, it's not square or retangle and has several special "cut-outs" to fit around grey water vent and heat tubes, filler spout, city water hook-up, etc.

Dealer called saying they had my part in from the factory...not! When i got there, the one they shipped is for a 79 trailer. Dealer admitted they asked the factory for one for a MH. Since I was there, we called factory to see what was up. Wrong part number (it's for a trailer)...factory no longer has fresh water tank for 79 MH center bath available. Parts guy at dealer was very sorry for the mix-up.

I'll have to check vintage salvage yards, plastic-weld the existing tank, have new one made of plastic, maybe make one of Aluminum (I can get the aluminum cheap and weld it myself ). I have some decisions to make...I think I need an icy cold beverage.
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