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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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'74 Tradewind Black Tank Removal?

We are looking at replacing the black tank on our "74" Tradewind. From what I can see it sits above the floor. Is it removed from above the floor or underneath? Do I need to remove the sink as well? How involved is removal of the tank? Anyone have pictures of their replacement process? Thanks!

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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We are looking at replacing the black tank on our "74" Tradewind. From what I can see it sits above the floor. Is it removed from above the floor or underneath? Do I need to remove the sink as well? How involved is removal of the tank? Anyone have pictures of their replacement process? Thanks!

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I will check the 74 service manual for you, but I cannot do that until I get back, which is Dec 12th.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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Please -- anybody else post here to help Roadrunner get a fair answer. Otherwise posts like this receive way too little attention way down the road..

There's got to be a variety of tank sources out there. What always matters is getting the inlet & outlet correct. Ideas please...
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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This is from the 75 service manual.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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I have a '74 Argosy and have removed the black water tank to do floor repairs.
I did not have to cut a hole in anything. I did have to remove the toilet, along with the vanity and the box that covers the tank. The toilet flange will need to be removed.
I'm not sure where the dump valve is on your trailer. The Argosy dump valve is in the trunk. I simply loosened the hose clamp and pulled the tank up and to the left to remove it. From inside the trailer. Of course the vent stack will need to be disconnected as well.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for those that replied with suggestions. TG Twinkie I checked out your blogs...nice work on your Argosy. Curious how the tiles have held up. Nice cabinet work...

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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Roadrunner; Thanks for the compliment. But I'm not clear on the question about tiles.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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TG Twinkie I was referring to the picture on your blog of your remodeled bath. It looks like you used tiles on the floor and to cover the black tank cover. Was just curious as to how the grouting has held up to the flexing of the trailer.

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Roadrunner;
It's not tile. It is vinyl flooring.
Wanted something that is easy to clean.
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Black Tank is Out - And It Leaks

Well there was no way to avoid this...part of the bathroom is removed and the blacktank out. As you can see from the pictures, the black tank is beyond repair. Sides are cracked, the vend pipe connection cracked, and the bottom cracked too. Looks like the PO had this tank out and tried to repair it at one time. I suppose while I have things torn up I'll replace the plumbing with pex as well. One thing leads to another on these old trailers...but will feel much better once new tank and plumbing is in.

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