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Old 07-29-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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This may not be of a lot of interest because I don't think the 29RK floorplan has made in the last few years. Anyway, for owners of older models this is important.

I have a 2010 model, and recently I needed to make some repairs to the freshwater tank hoses. After removing the plastic undercover I found that the fresh water tank is not completely secure and had drifted towards the door side of the trailer.

No big deal except there are 1/4" coarse thread self tapping screws that hold the trim that supports the plastic undercover. The tank was resting against these screws. So as the trailer was in motion the slight vertical vibration allowed the screws to abrase the fresh water tank.

TERRIBLE ENGINEERING!!!!!

The holes were very close to eating through the tank, and may eventually cause a leak. The entire problem could have been prevented with a 3/4" spacer between the tank and the frame. Sad....................
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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This is very likely an issue with all models. On many models, the fresh water tank is in the rear regardless of floor plan. And the same general methods of installing/securing the tank and other items is going to be the same.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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This is very likely an issue with all models. On many models, the fresh water tank is in the rear regardless of floor plan. And the same general methods of installing/securing the tank and other items is going to be the same.
I bet you are right as the inlet is usually in the back of the trailer. I was down on the coast a couple of weeks ago in a state park that had big rats and big alligators. I got a rat in the underside of my trailer that chewed a hole in a couple of my fresh water hoses.

If I had not had to work under my trailer repairing these hoses I would not have known about the tank issue until it started leaking. I hope this deep abrasion does not start leaking as I'm sure it will mean tank replacement, not repair.

Just really bugs me that they could have stuck a piece of 1X4 in there as a spacer between tank and frame and it would have never happened.
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