Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 113
Black Tank Removal

I finally completely demolished the black tank on my 92 sovereign 21'. I got in a tight spot at a McDonalds and the rear wheel went over a small curb. The drain line on my unit is only a few inches above the ground and it got caught on the curb. Needless to say the drain tore the bottom out of the tank. I had previously repaired the tank but this time it is beyond repair.
I removed the cover on the underbelly and the bottom side trim from the wheelwell back to the bumper. There is a steel beam that prevents the tank from coming out. I even bent the L shape of the beam down but part of the tank under the toilet rest over the top of the beam. I removed the toilet and the wooden frame under it and disconnected the vent and flush line. The tank will not come out from the inside because the shower is in the way.
Can anyone suggest anything else that I can try to get the tank out so I can put in a new one? Thanks.
Wayne
__________________

__________________
wayner1239 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayner1239
I finally completely demolished the black tank on my 92 sovereign 21'. I got in a tight spot at a McDonalds and the rear wheel went over a small curb. The drain line on my unit is only a few inches above the ground and it got caught on the curb. Needless to say the drain tore the bottom out of the tank. I had previously repaired the tank but this time it is beyond repair.
I removed the cover on the underbelly and the bottom side trim from the wheelwell back to the bumper. There is a steel beam that prevents the tank from coming out. I even bent the L shape of the beam down but part of the tank under the toilet rest over the top of the beam. I removed the toilet and the wooden frame under it and disconnected the vent and flush line. The tank will not come out from the inside because the shower is in the way.
Can anyone suggest anything else that I can try to get the tank out so I can put in a new one? Thanks.
Wayne
Had mine out last year, check out this page for what I did.
http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/airs...oject_2004.htm
__________________

__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 113
I finally got the tank out, but it wasn't easy. It came out from inside rather than the bottom. By bending the steel flange down and I was able to pull the rear of the tank down and then pull the tank up through the inside.
When installing a new one I plan to connect the drain to the tank with a flexible rubber connector. By doing that, if I accidentally go over another curb, speed bump, or rough ground (and I will) that causes the dump to get caught it should jerk the flex connector loose instead instead of breaking the tank.
When I buy tires again I am going to try to find 15" wheels to replace my 14" ones but I am sure I will still have trouble at campgrounds where sewer connections are almost always higher than my dump valve.
In spite of its two problems (the other one being the finish that is failing in places) I haven't seen any other trailer that compare to the airstream.
Wayne
__________________
wayner1239 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
Very nice, congrats the hard work, paid off!
__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 07:16 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 113
Balrgn - Your pictures were very helpful. Thanks.
Wayne
__________________
wayner1239 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayner1239
Balrgn - Your pictures were very helpful. Thanks.
Wayne
Your welcome! Glad everything went well!
__________________

__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
63' tradewinds black water tank Pberrini Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 1 09-22-2002 01:57 PM
Replacing Black Water Tank Tamara Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 15 06-18-2002 11:45 PM
Size of black water tank glyoungca Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 06-10-2002 05:17 PM
Flushing Black Water Tank ViewRVs General Motorhome Topics 3 05-16-2002 03:59 PM
Black Water Tank Flush-Install JaceBeck Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 0 04-30-2002 12:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.