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Freeway Flyer 05

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My daughter has a 2007 Arctic Fox she bought recently. The corner of the black water tank flange is cracked. Would like to know best way to make sure tank is secure. We haven't taken off all the covering yet.

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Take off the “covering.” Then you can decide how to fix it.
Straps, additional supports, or both.


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I suggest calling Arctic Fox and ask them.

Not knowing just where you are at. Maybe a trip to them could be arranged to fix it. I know both tanks are in inside insulated containers if that is a correct description.


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A nice thick gauge metal strapping with a couple of self tapping screws to secure the strapping to the frame rails. That's the way most travel trailers are done at least.


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Freeway Flyer 05 wrote:

My daughter has a 2007 Arctic Fox she bought recently. The corner of the black water tank flange is cracked. Would like to know best way to make sure tank is secure. We haven't taken off all the covering yet.


Hi,

Need a little more info on which "flange" is cracked. Is this the flange:

-Molded in the sides of the tank holding the tank to the camper frame which may be under a bottom cover?
-The flange on the dump valve pipe outside the bottom cover near where you hook up the dump hose?
- The flange where the sewer pipe connects to the actual tank?

Or other area?

If you can post a picture, it can greatly help us see what you have and you will get better answers as to how to possibly fix it.

If the crack is in the tank, the pipes or a fitting attached to the tank/piping, most of these systems are made from black ABS plastic. And that type of plastic can be solvent welded with a few different methods to repair most any crack. I have done this before on ABS plastic and the results were a permanent repair and not a lot of cost. But this all starts with, what the crack looks like and where is it?

Hope this helps

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spoon059 wrote:

A nice thick gauge metal strapping with a couple of self tapping screws to secure the strapping to the frame rails. That's the way most travel trailers are done at least.


Ditto. You can find strapping material with the joist hangers and other hardware @ HD and Lowes. Get something at least an inch wide. They have holes drilled in them too.

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Posted: 01/02/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As JBarca says not enough info. Lots of guesses on how to fix what is not clearly known.

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I had a black tank falling out once due to a rotten floor and the strap bolts wouldn't hold anymore.

I got a piece of 1 1/2" angle iron to go under the end of the tank, then fashioned some brackets to hold it to the frame rails.
This will take the pressure off the cracked flange.
Easy fix, it worked until I sold the TT.


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Correct, should have added a pic, but the trailer isn't close to me, and it is hard to get under with all this rain. Working in her area this coming week so will grab a pic

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