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Old 04-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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1996 thor prism 20 ft bumper pull

i just bought a this and i have found out that the black tank is cracked how can i find out how many gallons it is and how to get one out to replace it ?

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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Cracked Black Holding Tank

I see 3 options.
1. If you want to buy new tank from Thor you will have to go thru the Parts Dept of a Thor Dealer. Then the Thor Dealer will contact Thor to get the name of the manufacturer, part # and cost. Thor's Parts Dept requires customers to go thru their dealers for parts.
2. You might be able to find a used holding tank by googling USED RV PARTS. Example:
3. Remove the tank and see if it can be reinforced and repaired with fiberglass, epoxy, etc.

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One other option is to remove the tank and take it to a local body shop, where they can weld the tank and you can re-install it.
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You might be able to weld the tank yourself with a good soldering iron and cut up plastic bucket pieces. If you can get to the crack and it is a plastic tank that melts when the soldering iron touches the plastic you can weld it with the iron. I know because I did 2 leaks on mine that way and they don't leak anymore! Just take the iron and melt the crack into a small "V" shape and add more plastic from the cut up plastic bucket to fill the "V", by melting on the iron as it is melting the crack Practice a little on the bucket first to get the hang of it. Give it a try you've got nothing to lose if the tank melts when you touch it with the iron. There are several youtube videos on welding plastic with a soldering iron.
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