Originally Posted by SIU Bound
I have read many threads on new black tanks and black tank repair. I have visited several RV places to find somebody to weld the top near the 3" threaded hole. I drove one hour to Jackson Georgia where they sell and repair airstreams. They told me that the patch they could do would not hold. I feel I have to get the black tank correct because I do not want to have to rip everything apart again because of a leak.
I guess I am looking for a good price on a new tank or I want somebody who is a craftsman in plastic welding. I have not approached Auto collision repair professionals because they usually weld a harder plastic. At least that is what I have been told. Check out my pictures and tell me what you think. I tried airstream today but they are closed for the holidays.
If my buddy can make me a stainless steel tank I will have him do that. I own an old stainless steel sink that could be put to good use. He could cut it up and weld it.
The tank cracked because of the material used.
You can frix it, and fix it, until your tired of taking it out, again and again.
The liability is more than a dealer wants, when they know all to well that the tank will fail again and again.
Replacement tanks are available.
An Airstream that is 35 years old, "will" have parts that must be replaced.
You can get a new tank, or waste far more time and effort than you already have.
Adapting plastic fittings to a stainless tank, is another trick in itself, let alone 3 fittings, plus the probes.