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Old 05-18-2022, 06:12 AM   #1
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Securing a fresh water tank...

Finally, we have a fresh water tank again.
This past November, it fell off, along the highway, unbeknownst to us.
Cost of new tank, which had to be manufactured, via Jayco: $450.
Cost to ship tank to local RV dealer: $160.
Cost to install new tank: About $300.
Total: About $910.
Cost of two metal straps to secure new tank: $10.
If I had known there was a risk of the tank falling off, when one of the two steel rails that holds it on came loose, I would have installed the straps years ago.
I do not know if RVs typically have straps that secure the fresh water tank to the belly of the vehicle. But they should.
Our RV is a 2017 Jayco Melbourne 24M.
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:19 AM   #2
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Ouch! Every TT I have seen has two of these cheap straps.

Might be worth reviewing how those straps are installed. Water weights 8.3 pounds/gallon. So a 40 gallon tank holds 332 pounds of water.

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