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Old 07-22-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Black holding tank exploded, help

Don't have any idea how but my black tank exploded and split the seams. I need a new tank and someone to install it. I can't find a tank as Monaco says they no longer sell them and there is no replacement. We are full timers and need help urgent. We are in the Pensacola Florida area for now. Phone is 850 816 6910, gin63@att.net.

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:39 AM   #2
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Dude call all the rv shops in the area and go to the first place you can get in. If you plan to do it yourself, you need to know the size and shape of tank to try to find a replacement. There are companies that make all sorts of tanks and even custom tanks. Class A Customs, for example, make custom tanks.

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:43 AM   #3
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The only place where I would buy a holding tank is Icondirect.com

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:45 AM   #4
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ugly job, but can it be repaired/patched in place ...

rinse about 1000 times and go from there - good luck !
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Call all of the local RV shops. I bet they have replaced a tank or two and will have the source.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:49 AM   #6
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Since you're on the Florida the coast, you could also check with boat repair places. Boats use holding tanks also so one of them may be able to help you. If nothing else they may know of places for you to shop locally for tanks.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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I would call Carpenter's Campers in Pensacola. I have never dealt with them, but they get great reviews.
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Stop flushing M-80s down the toilet. That only worked at High School.

First, try and measure the tank dimensions. Some coach builders used standard size tanks while others were custom (hopes yours isn't). If you can't get an exact match a form-fit-function tank that will fit into the area provided might solve the problem although you probably loose a few gallons of capacity. If the tank is buried in the coach give Monaco a call back and see if they can send you the drawings or dimensions of the tank which will help. You could also fall back on the RV salvage yards.

In the mean time try sealing the split seam with Eternabond tape and dump the tank contents daily or more often is possible. Since the tank isn't pressurized you're just dealing with volume pressure and taping will get you by until a permanent solution can be found.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:24 AM   #9
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Have it repaired! It is possible to weld and if done properly will be stronger than it was to begin with. The question is did it in fact explode or just have a seam fail. The first would imply a blocked vent which is to atmosphere, do a search for plastic welders.
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I had a tank in my old class c welded and it worked fine.
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Sooo one has to ask: How the hell does a sewage tank explode
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This may be one of those situations where pic requests are not necessary.......
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Shut it down and go buy a portable tank at Wallys until you can get some more information on tanks. Also, contact your insurance company, you may be covered for the heat wave causing your tank to heat up and explode.
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Sooo one has to ask: How the hell does a sewage tank explode

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