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Old 06-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #21
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I had a cracked tank on my 72 Safari. Used a plastic welding kit from Harbour Freight to fix it. That worked fine.
Replacement tanks are just not made. You have to get one custom built. You can have one made from steel or stainless steel at any welding shop. The steel tanks have to be coated to prevent rust. They will last 10 years or more. The stainless steel tank will out live you. The metal is thin and does not weigh much more than a plastic tank but they are cheaper than a custom plastic tank.
The other option is to find an in stock plastic tank and work with that. Many of the old AS tanks were curved on one side. That gave a better fit and more volume. All standard tanks will be rectangles, so you might loose a little volume.
The porta potty thing really sucks. We tried it and didn't like it at all.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:34 AM   #22
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I had a cracked tank on my 72 Safari. Used a plastic welding kit from Harbour Freight to fix it. That worked fine.
Replacement tanks are just not made. You have to get one custom built. You can have one made from steel or stainless steel at any welding shop. The steel tanks have to be coated to prevent rust. They will last 10 years or more. The stainless steel tank will out live you. The metal is thin and does not weigh much more than a plastic tank but they are cheaper than a custom plastic tank.
The other option is to find an in stock plastic tank and work with that. Many of the old AS tanks were curved on one side. That gave a better fit and more volume. All standard tanks will be rectangles, so you might loose a little volume.
The porta potty thing really sucks. We tried it and didn't like it at all.
Many replacement black water tanks are available made with fiberglass.

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Old 06-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #23
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Need a caravel bath?

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This is going to sound really weird, but I have 2 Caravel lower bath units. Our PO cut ours in half, and I wasn't sure if we could repair it, o we bought a spare from another Caravel owner. Since then, our fiberglass skills have improved and we were able to repair the original unit.

So -- the spare lower bath unit is available.

PM me if you are interested. It's in Connecticut.

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