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Default Black Water Tank Door Fell Off!!

I've known that the door for the Black Water tank has some issues. The hinge area isn't painted the same color, and the door never really worked right, it would spring open and was hard to close. Looking at the hinge I can tell it has been worked on by a previous owner. Figured I'd get around to fixing it in the future. Well, that just bit me.

We've been staying in Norman Oklahoma for the last few weeks. The other day I went outside to dump the tanks. I go to open the black water tank and all of a sudden I have a door in my hands! Looks like the small welds at the top all broke and that was the only thing that was holding the door on.

I am able to put the door back on and the latch holds it, but I don't know if it'll hold going down the road.

I'm sure if I try to get it re-welded it will destroy the paint.

Is there a good way to fix it?

We're leaving for Memphis on Thursday for a few days then on to WOG on Sunday.
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I've known that the door for the Black Water tank has some issues. The hinge area isn't painted the same color, and the door never really worked right, it would spring open and was hard to close. Looking at the hinge I can tell it has been worked on by a previous owner. Figured I'd get around to fixing it in the future. Well, that just bit me.

We've been staying in Norman Oklahoma for the last few weeks. The other day I went outside to dump the tanks. I go to open the black water tank and all of a sudden I have a door in my hands! Looks like the small welds at the top all broke and that was the only thing that was holding the door on.

I am able to put the door back on and the latch holds it, but I don't know if it'll hold going down the road.

I'm sure if I try to get it re-welded it will destroy the paint.

Is there a good way to fix it?

We're leaving for Memphis on Thursday for a few days then on to WOG on Sunday.
If it's the hinge part that has the spot welds to the body...I drilled out those weld spots and reattached the hinge by drilling an upper and lower hole... and installed two small bolts/lock nuts. I did this to have a removable panel for matching paint.
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I just took a closer look at it. The hinge is still attached to the coach body. It looks like someone tried to weld the hinge to the door. I can see the bubbled paint where each of the small welds are, and the metal all around the welds is still shiny from a grinder.

I'm going to go outside to get some pics.
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Here are some pics.

It's kind of hard to tell in the pics that the door doesn't quite sit right.

You can see the bubbled paint, and the welds I'm talking about.
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In my previous reply i was thinking it was the little square door at the dump valve handle. Not sure what they did with your door. Open up the next compartment door and see if something is missing from the problem door.
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The only thing I can compare it to is the gray tank door. The other bay doors are the vertical lift type. Didn't think of that, I'll go check it out.

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Ok, it was originally welded at least the gray water bay door was. To me, it looks like something hit the bay door hinge years ago and it got bent. They tried to fix it but didn't get it perfect which puts strain on the new welds which eventually fatigued enough to break.

Just looking at it, it looks like the hinge and bay door are aluminum? Can anyone confirm?
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The only thing I can compare it to is the gray tank door. The other bay doors are the vertical lift type. Didn't think of that, I'll go check it out.

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Ok, it was originally welded at least the gray water bay door was. To me, it looks like something hit the bay door hinge years ago and it got bent. They tried to fix it but didn't get it perfect which puts strain on the new welds which eventually fatigued enough to break.

Just looking at it, it looks like the hinge and bay door are aluminum? Can anyone confirm?
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Yeah was going to "magnet" it, just being lazy. LOL

Plus a cold front moved in last night. Went from 85 yesterday to 50 and windy today, which normally would be great, but for whatever reason, my body is rejecting the cold.


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Yeah the magnet no stickum
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