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Old 04-18-2024, 08:19 PM   #1
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Holding tank reinforcement

Hello everyone. I have a 2016 26bh and we are planning to do a 7k road trip this summer. I have heard, and read of some holding tanks falling off while driving
Is this something I should be concerned about? Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to reinforce the tank supports. Pics would be appreciated. How could I get the details on the tank locations? The underbelly is enclosed and makes it difficult to accurately locate the tanks. Sorry for all the questions and appreciate everyone's input on this issue.
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If you can live with 1/3 to 1/2 full while traveling, you should never have an issue.
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I simply would not take a chance. Just fill up and dump at the campgrounds, or truck stops
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I simply would not take a chance. Just fill up and dump at the campgrounds, or truck stops
X2, We carry a 2 gallon jug with water in it. I always have a few gallons of water in the waste tanks.

Tank damage I have always heard of happening with full tanks. I have towed with full tanks, but I try to keep the distance to a minimum.
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X2, We carry a 2 gallon jug with water in it. I always have a few gallons of water in the waste tanks.

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I don't trust Jayco or any other mfg. for the simple reason that they do it as cheaply as possible. For that reason while I was filling all the holes mice could get I inspected my tank straps. On my black tank one end of a strap was held by one screw that was not all the way tightened. I reinforced it with 2 new screws and inspected all the other straps. I have been thinking of adding an extra strap just for belt and suspenders reasoning.
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While I suspect the tank straps fail for other reasons than this, one thing I have been cautious of is when filling the tank as I believe the tank could build water pressure faster than the overflow can relieve when filling it from most water supplies. I use a gallon meter now and slow way down as it gets close to being full as if the tank does expand, then the straps likely will become damaged, or at least that is what I am thinking. ~CA
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To each their own, whatever makes you happy.

Iíve had 3 travel trailers, bought the 1st in 1996. Always travel with a full water tank.

My current trailer we bought new in 2017. It now has over 22,000 miles, all with the 65 gallon tank full. It tows better with the extra weight, especially in high winds.

Black and grey tanks always empty. And yes, the refrigerator always on burning propane while traveling!
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Thanks to everyone for their replies. I am thinking I would like to add a support strap(s) across the frame rails as a backup. The only problem is I cannot see exactly where the tank is mounted due to the enclosed underbelly
Does anyone out there have any pics of the underbelly of a 2016 26bh. I know that is alot to ask, but I figured I would ask anyway. Thanks again to everyone for their input.
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You don't have to replace the underbelly. Just find where it is attached to a cross member and on the sides and cut it there. Then when you are done go back and add more screws with big washers to support the cut. Then tape over with Gorilla tape or similar to seal the cuts. Another method is to use long pieces of thin bar aluminum ( kind of like a strap but a bit stiffer) and screw them over the joints then tape across the the whole seam.
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To each their own, whatever makes you happy.

Iíve had 3 travel trailers, bought the 1st in 1996. Always travel with a full water tank.

My current trailer we bought new in 2017. It now has over 22,000 miles, all with the 65 gallon tank full. It tows better with the extra weight, especially in high winds.

Black and grey tanks always empty. And yes, the refrigerator always on burning propane while traveling!

Me too... All of the above. 4 years and no issues (so far)!
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My sonís trailer had the same problem. This is the fix I did for him.
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