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Old 06-14-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Metal repair?

Has anyone replaced the metal under the dump valves and holding tanks? I have found quite a bit of corrosion on the belly pan and the support beam under the valves and exit pipes. I am just curious if anyone else here has successfully tackled this problem and could offer some suggestions.

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:20 PM   #2
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Yea, Spiffy's PO did this (and I had to redo it when I had things down to the frame).

They pealed the belly pan back, removed the holding tank and connected valves, had a new metal holding casement fabricated, obtained a new holding tank and valves, and installed it all. Once installed, they refastened the belly pan.

When I had Spiffy down to the frame, before prime and paint, I welded new supports where needed.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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I replaced the black tank in our '66 TradeWind last winter. The tank is contained inside a galvanized metal tray. This is probably similar to the "metal" that you are seeing. In my case fortunately my tray and frame was rust free. Hope the pictures will help your understanding.

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