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Old 03-24-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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Grey tank replacement

Could any rv repair place replace my grey tank or would I have to go to Casita?
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:48 PM   #2
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Could any rv repair place replace my grey tank or would I have to go to Casita?
It is a little work demanding only basic skills, about a four on the DIY scale of ten. If you do not want to tackle it, it can be done by anyone with reasonable handyman skills.
I replaced one on a Scamp at ScampCamp a couple of years ago with only basic tools and no shop to work from.
Go ahead and buy a complete set of fittings and the valve while you are at it.
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:14 AM   #3
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my opinion too

first of all find where it is measure that thing do a net search or contact casita.

as Floyd says a very simple thing to pull out the old one and slip the new one in!


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Old 03-25-2018, 07:29 AM   #4
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If you have a C-16SD you may want to upgrade to the larger holding tank. If you have a C-17SD you would more than likely want to do the fast drain and tank vent mod at this time. Being from Texas you should contact Larry at Little House Custom's (LHC) Casita plumbing is one of his specialties.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:51 AM   #5
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Has anyone replaced the straps that hold the gray tank? Or better yet found a way to reinforce holding the tank besides the two metal straps. I'm concerned that sometime those straps will rust away.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:06 AM   #6
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tank strapping

Scamp uses different supports than Casita. On Scamps I use metal lumber banding straps. I get mine from places selling used railroad ties. They are usually 1.5" wide and I paint them before installing. The Scamp tank is also screwed to the bottom of the floor if you have the black plastic greywater tank. The metal straps do not hold all the weight.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:27 PM   #7
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Thanks Eddie, I thought the straps carried the total load. i will check it out. Bob
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:27 PM   #8
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What is wrong with the existing tank? if the tank is black, it is ABS plastic and you can buy ABS cement ( a solvent glue) and may be able to patch or or??
If it is white, it is Low Density Polyethylene and there is no glue, but it may be poss to weld it with a heat gun. (have tried this as an emergency while in Mexico) Bought a new tank last summer from a Canadian company and if any one wants I can look up the name of the supplier.
Put me down as a very satisfied customer, tank was 1/2 the price, shipping was prompt, Tank works well.
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What is wrong with the existing tank? if the tank is black, it is ABS plastic and you can buy ABS cement ( a solvent glue) and may be able to patch or or??
If it is white, it is Low Density Polyethylene and there is no glue, but it may be poss to weld it with a heat gun. (have tried this as an emergency while in Mexico) Bought a new tank last summer from a Canadian company and if any one wants I can look up the name of the supplier.
Put me down as a very satisfied customer, tank was 1/2 the price, shipping was prompt, Tank works well.
Eggie, yes could you please post the Cdn supplier that you sourced the tank from. I'm also looking for a water tank for another purpose.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:08 PM   #10
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Tank has a large gash and crack due to rock while trying to find the perfect boondocking spot. It is black and could possibly be fixed even though it is pretty bad. Larry would be my first choice, (as he is the master of everything Casita) but I am on the road and currently in Utah. Thanks for all the information. I will see how long I can go with it draing out as I do mostly boondocking and use natural soaps.
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Tank has a large gash and crack due to rock while trying to find the perfect boondocking spot. It is black and could possibly be fixed even though it is pretty bad.
I had a pretty decent size crack in a black tank also. Picked up a repair kit for ABS at an RV supplier.....worked great even with the split going from the end, corner and bottom.
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Will check into that. Thanks!
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an RV place plastic-welded a cracked water tank from my old tent trailer... I removed the tank and brought it to them, they fixed it quite cheaply, I then reinstalled it.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:59 AM   #14
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Here is the email for water tank we bought.

info@DMPlastics.ca

We dealt with Adam, and he was most helpful. By far easier to deal with than the roto folks who wanted much more money, five weeks delivery and only through a dealer. DM Plastics deal direct with customers.
Am on the road so do not have phone & address with me.
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