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Old 10-26-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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During my winterizing I managed to lose my grip on a 12 inch clear flexible 3/4" tube which is now in our fresh water tank. We have a 2009 25-ft Flying Cloud. I assume it has to be removed. How labor intensive is removal? Has anyone else made this silly mistake. Will appreciate some good advice on this.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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why does it have to be removed? the tank is plastic, the tube is plastic, what is it going to do in there, rub a hole? poison somebody? i don't think so. forget about it. you would spend big bucks even trying to get it out. imho.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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Some guy 25 years from now will post about finding a hose in a water tank . . . wondering what it's for.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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My question would be. What were you doing with the piece of plastic tubing in the first place?
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My question would be. What were you doing with the piece of plastic tubing in the first place?
Many water tank filler hoses have a clear vinyl tube on the end that drops off at the most inconvenient moments. Like when it's inside the water filler neck.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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The pump pickup tube fell off into the tank on my old SOB about 10 years before I sold it. I left it in there and it never caused a problem. Forget about it and move on.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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Thank you

Appreciate the help on this and taking the time to answer my questions.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:36 AM   #8
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I did the same thing, took a wire with a little hook in it and got it out. It was still in the fill tube. Good luck
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:32 AM   #9
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What you need, my friend, is a plastic magnet. I believe those are on the shelf next to the bacon stretcher and the ambidextrous marshmallow roasting forks.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #10
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #11
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You could get a mechanics claw to grab it. You can buy one at the auto parts store or from Amazon.


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Of course if you drop the mechanics claw down there, assuming its made of metal, it could rub a hole in your tank sometime over the next 15 years.... i vote in the leave well enough alone column
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Hmmm, it is 36 inches long, if you dropped it, most of it would remain outside the tank!
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:06 PM   #14
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How many Airstreams have a 12 inch, clear-vinyl tube in their fresh water holding tanks?
Since we've all done it, or nearly done it, or will soon do it,
I guessing you just joined a very sizeable "intra-club" of the WBCCI.
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