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Old 01-01-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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plumbing leak in '03 excel,

I have located an 03 Excel which was allowed to freeze up. How bad of a job would it be to take out the belly enclosure, insulation and replace it? I
believe I can buy this real right, but I do not want to bite off more than i can chew.
Has anyone of you had to drop that belly enclosure? What kind of job is it?
Does Excel enclose and insulate the entire belly or just the area between the frame rails as a lot of mfr's do?
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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I have located an 03 Excel which was allowed to freeze up. How bad of a job would it be to take out the belly enclosure, insulation and replace it? I
believe I can buy this real right, but I do not want to bite off more than i can chew.
Has anyone of you had to drop that belly enclosure? What kind of job is it?
Does Excel enclose and insulate the entire belly or just the area between the frame rails as a lot of mfr's do?
I put in a grey tank in my old 05 Excel and can tell you, it is a job! Here's a thread we did back in June.......read it and check out the slideshow I did in post #36. Excel Leaking From Grey Tank While this is a job for a minimum of two folks. I did it by myself. Getting the the belly back in and stretched in place is the biggy. Yes, the belly is fully lined with insulation. Email me at my address in my profile for more poop, if you do the job.

You'd havta get that rig at a super price - "near free" and be very handy to take this one on.......the repair shops charge between $1,900-2,400 to install new holding tanks. Not trying to scare you.....just shooting straight. rockintom
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so Jimdl,

What the verdict? Did you get it? rockin'
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jimdl,

I'd suggest that you call Jack at the Peterson Industries Service Center and get his thoughts on a worst case scenario. It might work out that doing some of the "heaviest" work back at the manufacturer makes sense.
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Thanks for your response. No,I let it go. Several factors, the sandwich floor can be a major problem. Also, no way of knowing how much water was in the tanks when it was allowed to freeze. So, I figured I will be patient and someday a unit with a side bath will come along, which is what we really want.
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