Hi: I need fast answer on cost of black tank/line freeze damage repair - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-14-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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thank-you so much

I'll just delete this if it's all for naught

thanks again!

I'm supposed to meet the seller in1.5 hours
I'm doing research and it doesn't look good
could mean split lines, split tanks, he offered to throw in a rolly-polly 22 gallon tank so I"m thinking the problem is in the line running to the black tank or the black tank itself
ick, don't think I want to delve into fixing that...

there's a lot to be said for simplicity
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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Sorry BUT could ya refresh my memory as to what you're looking to purchase and what year, size and ball park cost? Buying any 'project' is always directly related to how much repair or mods you are willing to do (or have someone else DO FOR YOU) to make the purchase more do-able....!
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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It doesn't matter now. I researched "freeze damage black water tank and lines" and now I'm really not too interested in the deal. It's a bargain but the damage could be extensive, and I'm not in the position to do repairs these days of that magnitude...maybe some laminate, maybe some paint, upholstery, that sort of thing.
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Sorry BUT could ya refresh my memory as to what you're looking to purchase and what year, size and ball park cost? Buying any 'project' is always directly related to how much repair or mods you are willing to do (or have someone else DO FOR YOU) to make the purchase more do-able....!
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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The plumbing in these trailers is so simple, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one just because it froze and cracked some pipes or a holding tank. I would be a bit careful that a consequence of freezing wasn't a water damaged floor. If the price was adjusted to reflect whatever damage occured, I'd buy the trailer and not have any regrets.

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Old 10-14-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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You did the right thing, Janine! It's pretty common to underestimate the cost/time to fix problems.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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Something about black water doesn't harken back to that "Mississippi Moon won't you keep on shining on me..." song when it comes to trailers. I have a "thing" about raw sewage...call me sensitive.


LOL, oh well that was the one that got away! And I feel lucky! Whew...anyway, there's always another FG rig in the sea...I THINK I'd rather pay more to get a non-fixer at this point. Just want a toidy and shower this time...I'm even looking at (horror) non FG rigs if all else is squared away, the bargains are out there to be had (if only there was a foreclosure market on trailers!).
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