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Old 11-10-2018
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Default Water tanks and rotted wood

Last night I was checking the water storage area for an upcoming trip. I noticed that there as a puddle of water inside the water tank storage area behind the dump valves. I went to the other side to check and realized I had a slow drip from the fresh water pex line and the wood was rotted under the tanks. The wood was like cardboard. This morning I pulled the fresh water tank, cleaned up the area and replaced the plywood with treated 2 x 4's. The black and grey water tank are angled to the street side and the fresh water tank sits level. It was a full day job, but it is completed. I am glad I went ahead and did this, under each tank there was at least one screw that could have cut a hole in the tanks. This is probably the least expensive update I have done in a while. I updated the pex and added shark bite connectors. I took some pictures for reference. I think the treated 2x4's are good choice vs the original plywood.
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mark kitchens
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1995 WB42
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Old 11-11-2018
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Ernest Ekberg Ernest Ekberg is offline
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quite a job to complete in one day, for sure
Ernie Ekberg
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Good job. I suspect most of us have that problem. BB used ordinary plywood. I have had to do it, too, on both buses.
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St. Joseph, MI summer, Clearwater, FL winter
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