Water Tank Cover
Ok, so I have a 1990 excella that apparently has been hit in the pan that protects the water tank. It will drip slowly when filled, so I figured as long as Im doing the nightmare axle job, I might as well drop the tank to see whats going on. BTW, whose idea was it to hang the fresh water tank lower than the axles, not a great design.
So I took the 14 half inch bolts off the cover, pryed off the gak that was holding it on, and apparently that is what holds the tank up. I can see over the top of the tank, its not all the way down yet, the fill attaches to an elbow on the right side of the tank, it will be a miracle if I can get it back in without snapping it off, it snugs right inside the frame rail, The vent is on the top, squeeze my hand in there I can probably unscrew them. I'm not sure where the pickup for the pump is, must be towards the bottom, with a pex line?
My main question is can I drop the tank to the ground without snapping off the lines, or should I try toseparate the tank from the pan, could be a real pita, not a lot of room under there, and how is the drain attached to the tank, seems like a lot going on in that pan!!!
I did learn that thwater tank is heated by a duct that blows directly in there, and apparently the black and grey are not heated at all?? Anybody have any experience or advice on that water tank removal?