Replacing water tank 13ft scamp - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Replacing water tank 13ft scamp

How do we remove the water tank when the screws won't come out because the heads were previously damaged. Should we cut the straps to remove?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Take a good screwdriver dip it in some grease then jab it in some sand. then push down into the screw as hard as you can and back out the screw. Or take a dremel roto tool and cut a screwdriver slot in the screw head. Say screw it and take a chizzle you dont care about and just put it under the strap and hammer the chizzle through the screw. Take a drill and drill off the head of the screw saving the strap. Or cut the strap and then squeeze the strap around the screw and unscrew with a pair of vice grips. Remember when you have the tank out to paint the wood under the tank. Scanp painted the floor on my scamp except under the water tank and under the refrigerator the 2 most likly spots to get water trapped under them.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve. We are interested in the 5 screws that hold the fiberglass seat down that covers the water tank
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
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Screws can generally be removed by drilling off the heads with a drill bit the same diameter as the head, then pulling the attached item off the screw shank. Then there should be enough screw shank exposed to grab with some vise grips and twist them out. Or go the home store and ask for an "Easy Out," which you drill into the screw then back out.
Good luck!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #5
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X2 here
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
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Thse screws are usually "Square Drive" did you try using a #2 sq. bit?
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:42 PM   #7
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Removing my water tank

Thanks so much to each of you, I was successful
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:16 AM   #8
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Thanks so much to each of you, I was successful
So what worked for you? The information may be helpful to others.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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Removed the water tank

We used the screwdriver in grease and then sand trick from stevebaz
Removed the fiberglass seating support. Left the straps that hold the tank intact on one side. Will paint the floor where the tank rests. Found a small leak in the "original tank" and will order a new one from Minnesota
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Cool Beans Sandy.. Thanks for letting us know the solution that worked for you
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:58 AM   #11
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Valve lapping compound works well, although I realize most people don't have that laying around. For the tank, if you want greater capacity, a 20 gallon barker tank will fit, but would require you to shuffle the pump around, if its where mine was.



If you want the same size, I doubt you could beat scamps price.
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