Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Travel Supreme Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2022, 02:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
delcirose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 213
2004 40DS03 rotted wet bay flooring

I am in the process of removing my fresh water tank so that I can replaced the rotted out flooring underneath. In the process of removing the low point drains I managed to catch the corner of my tank where the low point drain connects on fire melting the corner of the tank. First question, has anyone every had to remove their fresh water tank and had it repaired? Second question, I have everything removed from this tank and when I try to slide it out on the passenger side the tank is hitting the black and grey tanks suspended above it on the water bay side, it wedges in there and does not want to come out!. This tank is tapered from one side to the other with it being fatter on the passenger side than it is on the driver side. Due to all of the solid PVC connections on the grey and black tanks they will not raise up in the bracket holding them in place. What have others done to get their fresh water tank out of there...Frustrated on my end and sick over having damaged my tank! Thanks for any help from the TS family that has removed their damaged flooring and tank!Click image for larger version

Name:	77F16729-6B8D-439F-B7DA-EBC2DCE39785.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	229.1 KB
ID:	376987
__________________
Tom & Margie
2004 TS 40DSO3
delcirose is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-22-2022, 07:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
justaroamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lake OZ,MO summer-RiverBend Motorcoach Resort,FL winter
Posts: 679
I had to do this job on my '06 TS Insignia. The fresh tank came out very easy. Be sure to remove all lines from it including the 2 overflow lines on the pass. side. If you must remove some of the drain lines preventing the tank from sliding out the pass. side, that is no biggie, just replace using rubber couplings and or elbows as needed.
If the tank is damaged, the part numbers to replace are usually hand written on the top of tank and the mfg. is embossed, labeled, or stamped on it.
To repair a tank you need a plastic welder, knowledge to use, identify the type of plastic for use of proper welding rod. There are also some very good hot melt glues (Hot Stick Adhesives, LLC. HS-376 UltraBonder), Flexable Epoxies, and even fiberglass can be used with proper knowledge of each and their limitations.
I have done the welding and used Hot Stick glue and either would be best choice depending on location and size of damage not to mention the stress factor in the damaged area.
Goggle "rv tank repair" for more choices and insight.
As for replacing the floor, I used 1" polyboard or starboard. Polyboard is cheaper than starboard and is easy to find at farm stores as it is used in horse stalls, etc. Two layers of 1/2" poly works fine screw together using truss head screws in the areas not under tank or counter sink under tank.
Either will require addition of bracing underneath, which can be done easily with angle iron...welding is not required.
__________________
♫ Happy Trails... to You ♪....., Until We Meet Again ♪..... ♫
justaroamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2022, 06:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
delcirose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 213
Thank you for taking the time to head me in the right direction . I will check out the availability of the non/rotting type board to replace the plywood with . HDPE has also been mentioned as a panel to replace the plywood..I will check with some of the plastic companies in my area once i get the tank out to see if they can cut that little bit of the corner off and seal it up . Might be my best bet. I am also pretty convinced that due to the gray and black tanks not giving me the clearance to drag the fresh water tank out that I will need to cut pvc going to them so that i can raise them up a bit to get the tank out . Wish they had given me just a little more room to do this, others have not run into this same problem from what i can deduce...Just my luck!
__________________
Tom & Margie
2004 TS 40DSO3
delcirose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
floor, flooring



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Switch on Steering Column 40DS03 pigeonrooste Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 9 02-27-2019 08:58 PM
Patching Rotted Wood Flooring veraken Monaco Owner's Forum 3 03-21-2016 08:33 PM
2004 Travel Supreme 40DS03 General Questions kjackson Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 3 11-26-2012 02:54 PM
2004 ts 40ds03 xm sat ant end location delcirose Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 6 12-13-2011 12:36 PM
04 TS 40DS03 Radio Speakers pigeonrooste Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 10 09-29-2010 09:12 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.