Fresh Water Tank Strapping Broken
We took our maiden voyage this past weekend... cold and windy but still better than stayin' home ;-)
Anyway, before leaving I happened to take a quick look under the trailer and lo and behold, one of the metal straps that holds the fresh water tank under the trailer was just hagin there! There are three metal straps that are used to hold up each of the two tanks; and each strap has two screws on each end fastened to the trailer frame. So one of those straps (the centre one) had popped two screws and the strap was just hangin there. I was actually filling the fresh water tanks for the trip, as this was a boondocking weekend. Its a good thing I looked (always trust your instincts) which I rarely ever do. Could have been a disaster of that tank dropped out at highway speed.
So I must say that I am a little shocked at the under-engineering of that set-up. If welding the strapping in place is not an option, surely some more heavy duty type clamps could be used to in place of those screws (which have not surprisingly begun to rust).
Have any Jayflight owners had similar problems? I will be reinforcing all the strapping for my tanks and repainting the underside of the trailer this year... trailer is brand new as of last August.
2011 F-150 5.0L with tow package