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Old 09-24-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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curved black water tank...HELP!

We got the old tank out of our 69 Caravel, in a couple of pieces. It is an odd shape because it conformed to the curve of the trailer, and looks like a quarter circle. Has anyone seen anything like this that can be purchased to replace it, or are we looking at a custom job?

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Old 09-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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We got the old tank out of our 69 Caravel, in a couple of pieces. It is an odd shape because it conformed to the curve of the trailer, and looks like a quarter circle. Has anyone seen anything like this that can be purchased to replace it, or are we looking at a custom job?

Thanks, Krista
Krista,

I had a curved black tank made for my Overlander. It was definitely a custom job.
AllRite in Hollister CA did it for me. I sent a live-size template and drawing, with all the fittings and specs, and they made it right the first time.
Not cheap, but excellent quality and service.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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Thanks UWE,
I just looked at the All-rite site, and will follow up with them first thing in the morning. No cheap fixes though. So far, our trailer, which was "ready to go as is" has gotten a new water heater, new converter, new rear window, new stove top, new plumbing....you get the picture!

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Krista,

Look to see if there is a name on the tank. A couple of companies that made tanks for Airstream are still in business, in California, I think. Inca (?) I believe is one such company.

Maybe they still have the mold.

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ooohhh, great idea, i'll search for a name when the sun comes up!
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Check the tank depot site. Check the marine holding tanks and the RV holding tanks. You may have to add a fitting for the head.
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Caravel tanks

Been there...Done that.

Try INCA for the replacement tanks. Then Andy at Inland.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for everyone's advice...I have spent the day talking to All-rite, Amerikart, Inland RV, INCA and Airstream. Airstream says they still make that tank!!! nd referred me to a nearby dealer with a part number. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is the exact replacement, for a quoted price of $269. (n/i shipping). I'll keep you posted, this is bound to be an ongoing issue for others.

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