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Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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1972 Safari holding tanks NEED HELP!

I need some tips on location, access, and repait to my holding tanks. My safari is a rear bath. I can run water in the sink and tub and it runs out around the outside dump vavle, I am thinking the tank is cracked. If I run water in the wc the tank holds black water. Iwouls like to get a good configuration of where the tanks are and how to get to them, how they work etc. My knowledge on what is under the skin of the beast is limited, but I will do the surgery, Thanks for any help and photos Hawk
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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Not sure when the started putting grey tanks in. My 68 TW has a y-fitting coming off the dump valve and there is no grey tank. Sink and tub dump out through the y-fitting. Most folks with older trailers use a blue-boy for grey water.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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There were no gray tanks until 1974,that`s why it is running out.Dave
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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Welcome Rodney,

As easyride indicates there were no gray tanks in the 72's. Some folks have added them but it isn't your typical weekend project.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Is there anywhere to get manuals on these things or is it just tig welders and plasma torches and get my instructions like kevin's signature says?
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Service manual copies are available through Airstream.

https://store.airstream.com/product_...products_id=96

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There is a lot of information on this forum. Just go to forum and click on 1972 Safari and start reading. Spend a few nights reading, you will learn a lot and save a lot of headaches. In the mean time get a Blue Boy for your gray water. Makes it easy.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:42 PM   #8
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Hawk, we feel your pain. We have a 71-72 Safari, too. Short story: title says 72, but lots of info and parts seem to fit a 71. I am not trying to hijack this thread, but would like to know if anyone out there knows where a "data plate" is on the AS? We have (poor) copies of manuals for a 72. One last question: We know we only have one (black) tank. The side of the AS (near the kitchen sink) has a locking door with a shoot for water and is labeled potable water. Does anyone know where this water would end up in the AS? Much thanks, I assume this info may help you too Hawk. Sorry if it doesn't- forgive me for the interruption.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #9
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Hawk, we feel your pain. We have a 71-72 Safari, too. Short story: title says 72, but lots of info and parts seem to fit a 71. I am not trying to hijack this thread, but would like to know if anyone out there knows where a "data plate" is on the AS? We have (poor) copies of manuals for a 72. One last question: We know we only have one (black) tank. The side of the AS (near the kitchen sink) has a locking door with a shoot for water and is labeled potable water. Does anyone know where this water would end up in the AS? Much thanks, I assume this info may help you too Hawk. Sorry if it doesn't- forgive me for the interruption.

The "data" plate, is really the serial number. That plate is forward of the entrance door.

That water fill goes directly to the water tank, which is underneath the floor.

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Old 03-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #10
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There is a lot of information on this forum. Just go to forum and click on 1972 Safari and start reading. Spend a few nights reading, you will learn a lot and save a lot of headaches. In the mean time get a Blue Boy for your gray water. Makes it easy.
..THATs the ticket...really...unless you have a nice loooong-term time line and a whole lotta tools...

...blue boy works just fine..a pain? sure..but a lot less than adding a gray tank...A LOT less..
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..that shoot for water sounds like your fresh water tank...water pump sends it to sinks and tub when you're not hooked up to shore water...it needs to be really cleaned out and/or disinfected if you're gonna drink it...
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fotochop, thanks for the quick reply. I was sure hoping someone would tell me that. Now, do I dare hope that I have a fresh water tank? Since i have the water pump, (although old and will probably be replaced) and the shoot? If so, where would I find it? It isn't under the front gaucho, we have been there already.
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My Overlanders have it under the kitchen sink floor,should be real close to pump. Dave
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #14
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thanks Dave, we think we found it!! Now on to read about sanitizing it!!!
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