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Old 10-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Black & Gray Holding Tanks

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As the repair saga continues !!!! Both the Black & Gray holding tanks on my 2000 Keystone Springdale are leaking at the valves and where the piles exit the tanks,it's obvious past attemps where made to repair it ( half ass in my opinion ) i know i can buy the replacement valve parts and have seen a product Plastic Mend for ABS holding tanks, a bit pricey at $40, but if it works,watched a view vidoe's and product reviews, any first hand input ?

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Old 10-20-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Any help out there ??

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What is the cost of repair vs replacement, figuring in the longevity of the repair holding?
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Well, i don't see anyway the tanks come out from under the TT, so the floor/interior would have to be removed, the tanks seem to be $100 and up per tank. The repair stuff "Plastic Mend For ABS " $40 qt.

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I had mine leak right where the tank and outlet stub meet. Too much bending from a loose dump tube. I just "welded" it in place, with a soldering iron and cut up plastic bucket. Just did 9000 miles and 9 weeks on the road and still no leaks. You can find videos on youtube on how to do it.
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Thanks for the input Cliffy, will get that in mind.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Jim, check with a home improvement store for Oatley black ABS cement. That and some fiberglass mat will make a good strong joint repair. I fixed a huge crack in my old black tank with this method. You may need to sand off any incompatible sealant to get the ABS cement to bond.
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The tanks come out from underneath, never from the inside.

If they are leaking at the tank and they are ABS tanks (most likely), then the "proper" fix is new tanks.
You could try patching first, what could it hurt?
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