64 Overlander Black Tank Crossroads
I have been working on and off for the past few weeks on my new overlander, and decided that the bathroom needed remodeling. Since then, I have removed toilet, sink, tub, lower skin sections as needed, and all the flooring under that area along the rear cross member. There had been a portion of flooring that had been removed, and some rot along the rear edge. I dropped the rear belly pan to expose the very rotted black tank pan, and dropped the black tank as well. Oh yea, the water heater is now out as well so that I could cut a straight line across.
I filled the fiberglass tank with water, upon tilting to the side, I found leaks on the bottom in several spots in the center of the tank. Here are some questions?
1. Has anyone refinished their fiberglass tank by sanding and coating with epoxy, ie West Marine.
2. The PO had installed a thetford valve which the handle pulled up into the trailer space. If I kept this, the floor would have to be kept some open for operation. As I don't know what they are supposed to look like, I would love suggestions on how to re-route this. The PO was also just running the grey water into a tank, but once again, crazy routing.
3. If I purchase a new tank, from where. Inca, All-rite, icon, inland, or have one locally made.
4. Mine was below the floor with dimensions of 23 by 49 by 4.5. Has anyone allowed the tank to come above the floor in retrofits, or drop below the frame rails.
5. Besides losing the heat passageway, which my heater was removed by PO, are there any other negatives to not having a pan around the tank?
6. how are all the valves supposed to exit the trailer, belly pan. Pictures would be fantastic.
For those long time riveters, is it best to post in separate categories with questions, or create one thread about my overlander and post everything from there. Thanks so much for all the help.