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Old 06-26-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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DITY BLACK TANK Replacement (also posted under legacy sticky)

My 05 Big Sky Black Tank is hopelessly broken around the outlet - repaired once before with PLasti-Mend, but this time 4 coats with fiberglass of Plasti-Mend over 2 days just cracked open all along the the new crack after a few days of use.
I assume its the same as PN-TS2463SD (Claimed to be 38 Gallons)
24 inches wide X 63 inches Long X 8 inches deep marked in yellow 294 that RichFAA had.
I emailed TravelStar about replacement availability and a nearby Dealer (their website no longer has RV Tanks on it) and they insist they only sell to dealers so we'll see how that goes.
ICON DIRECT has a very similar size Tank, albeit only 7" Deep and rated for only 27 Gallons.

When I measure my Tank Depth it seems closer to 7" versus the stated OEM 8"
Anyone used the ICON replacement?
Anyone replaced one themselves?
Cutting and re-installing the Toilet Drain shouldn't be too hard - Not sure how to reconnect the Vent. Will use a flexible rubber coupling from the new Tank Drain to the Drain Valve.

Suggestions requested!
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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If it were me, I'd get an exact replacement from trekwood.com
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:45 PM   #3
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Trekwood Tank or Icon Direct?

Thanks for the refferal!
Trekwood search reveals a 24x63x7 Holding Tank for 2012 Alpine (should fit mine too) at $249 versus same size at Icon for $315 (comes with tank monitors installed) - the same tank or is one better than the other?

I've pasted up my cracked leaky tank with "FLEX SEAL" tape - maybe I've stopped the "empty" tank slow drip... doubt it will hold up under filling....

Part of my problem may be related to being on a jobsite and having a Honey Wagon PUMP out once a week
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:08 PM   #4
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An update - Icon Spigot dimensions did not line up.
Trekwood was very helpful and found two tanks, but their online dimensions were rudimentary and couldn't be sure if 7" or 8" Deep fit best.
Another Websearch on just "RV Black Tanks" came up with "RVandVanSurplus" (Elkhart IN) and they had a completely detailed "technical" drawing of the Tank with all dimensions (7.88" Deep , 8.24" to center of Spigot, including radii and a part number of 333294 (294 is written in Yellow Chalk on my broken Tank) albeit its 42 Gallons while Keystone claims its 38...
Also, only $199 with $110 Shipping (much cheaper than ICON or Trekwood), so I ordered that tank from RVandVan surplus.
When it comes the ordeal begins...
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:19 PM   #5
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I used rubber no hub connectors on the vent pipe, 1.5 inch, and also on the far side of the output so that I could easily change out the dump valve with more ease as well as provide you flex to the connections.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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Not too pleased with RVandVan Surplus as they have yet to provide me a new tank - 3 weeks later.
They billed me for it, but claim they're waiting on a factory backlog versus my receipt which claims "In stock for quick shipment:
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:49 PM   #7
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No matter where you buy it still has to come from the vendor in Elkhart or Goshen,In. They are overwhelmed as the manufacturers are Building RV's as fast as they can get them out the door. We waited 3 weeks for a part a long time ago.
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