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Old 07-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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19 Gal Black Tank Upgrade to 39 gal?

Hello,

I am the proud new owner of a standard model 2005 Safari 25 SS. I only have a 19 gal black tank that seems to be a bit on the small side. Is it possible to upgrade to the 39 gal tank that the LS models have? If so I would like to also install a tank flusher. I probably will not do the the work myself. Has anyone here had this done? Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Ty---Since you will be hiring it out, check with Roger Williams Airstream, Weatherford, Tx, 800-378-5883. They do custom work on AS and they can tell you if this is feasible.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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TY, When calling Roger Williams Aistream ask for David Tidmore (Svc Mgr.) If it can be done, he's the one who will know.
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Hello Ty,

Silvertwinkie was the source of the exact year they transitioned to the larger tanks. That doesn't mean I'm going to remember the details but it was right around 2004 or 2005. My 2006 has 40/40/40 gallon tanks. All of them project out the bottom of the belly skin five or more inches. They're actually an inch or two lower than the bottom of the axle. You may see something similar on yours ... or not.

I do a lot of state/nat'l forest or state park camping, so I rarely have a campsite sewer hookup (for which one wants to close the wastegate and only dump occasionally -- trickling out sewage is a good way to clog things up). The longest I've stayed in one campsite is 5 nights -- I like to travel. I use dump stations almost exclusively. I would guess that most peoples' experiences with these high capacity tanks are like mine. One will fill up the grey tank several times over before producing more than 10-15 gallons of water/waste in the black tank. I see the occasional campground without a dump station but there is almost always some place "in town" or nearby where I can do it.

I'd suggest using your new-to-you Safari before determining that a 19-gallon black tank is inadequate. If it's a family situation, kids will have other reasons to learn how to conserve water and tank capacity -- those issues will revolve more around fresh and grey tanks for almost all mixes of RV users.
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Not exactly on-topic for your thread but I knew this source was 'out there' -- RV Dump Stations - Home
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advise. It would be wise to wait and try the 19 gal tank a few mre times before I decide to do anything. On our maiden voyage two of us did manage to nearly fill the tank in 5 days.

It's funny that David Tidmore was mentioned at Roger Williams. I was in the process of emailing him when I saw the reply.

Thanks again for all the good suggestions.
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Not exactly on-topic for your thread but I knew this source was 'out there' -- RV Dump Stations - Home
That's cool...but how come my address isn't listed?

I have my own

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