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Old 05-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Need to replace water tank & pipes.

Hi I need to replace my campers water tank/pipes, the whole system. I have no clue where to begin & was hoping for some advice. The pipes that were in there burst & the water tank was very old. There seemed like there was one pipe going from the tank to the sink & another going to the toilet. This is my first rv & have no clue on how the whole system works. Thanks for any help. I have included a pic of the old tank which was ripped out yesterday.


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Old 05-21-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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go online find a plastic tank re plumb with pex line just replace what you removed with new lines and fittings

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Pex pipe is the way to go ..doing mine now you can rent a crimper ..for the rings ..or use "shark bite " fittings ..they are press together ..fast and easy to work with .I start at the farthest appliance and work back for the main line then split in a T fitting where nessesary Rv parts are a pain .. so use good quality plumbing parts it will be cheeper .and take your time and draw what you are doing first ..and measure it as you do the layout ..
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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Is there a water pump in there somewhere or does the sink and toilet have pumps on them?
The first TT my parents had used a pressurized tank, had to use air pressure from a service station or, if that ran out, a hand tire pump.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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Hi no water pump at all & no pumps near the sink or toliet. That's the part I don't understand. I just had the original water tank & copper pipes. Will I need a water pump? Does that run off of the electricity?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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Were there any air lines going to the original tank? That looks like a pressure tank. You could put in a pump that runs on 12 volts DC. and you could put in a larger tank.

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