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Old 02-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Smile fresh water tank breaks away

Hi everyone, this is a new one for me. I have a Cedar Creek Silverback L33 New in July 2010. I filled the fresh water tank for the first time yesterday. In the past I only put in 10 to 15 gal. When my tank got full, it broke away from the under carriage and came to rest on the rear axle. I have never seen anything like this in all my years of 5rv trips. So I can't tow it in to repair, and would you believe Forrest River says the warranty is out already. I used a jack to raise it back up and cargo straps to hold it in place until I get in for repair. Has any of you 5rvs experienced anything like this? I would like to know. Wayne keep on smiling,...

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Have not myself, but read of it happening to more than just you. Too bad you didn't happen to fill it while under warranty.
I imagine the tank spread the support angles as it filled and dropped down between them. If it is on the axle, you should be able to get it back up without too much trouble to take to a shop. Needs some sort of support underneath it, not just at the edges--many of them are sitting on angle iron straps that are pretty flimsy.
We have a 100 gal tank and travel with it full lots of time and no problem.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your wows. I am new to RVing so I do not have the experience to know if that has happened to others. My 50 gallon water tank literally sits on the floor in the cargo bay and is strapped to the floor. There is no way for the tank could ever fall away from the rig as it is not underneath. I wonder why Cedar Creek would try and suspend a tank that eventually could weigh heavy when full. Your capacity may not be 50 gallons, mine is and weights 450 lbs. full. What is the total gal capacity? I wonder if you could somehow build a platform base under it and attach it to your rig somehow to get away from a strap situation? I hope you can get it repaired soon and I do hope it will be an affordable fix for you. Good Luck with it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I had this problem with my last 5er. The cause were weak belly bands that hold the tank in position. Luckily mine was still under warranty when discovered. To fix, the dealer dropped the under belly and put in heavier duty steel belly bands...problem solved.
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