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Old 02-26-2018, 06:53 PM   #1
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ACE 30.3 fresh tank bracket

Opened the bay to get something out and discovered that the bracket that holds our fresh water tank up had fallen letting the tank drop. Guess the 405 through LA was too much for it. One of the screw heads broke and the other stripped out. Guess I'll go to Home Depot to get some better screws and a 2x4 to build me a little wood support brace across the middle just to give it a little extra help. (excuse the junk in there.. I was too ticked off to get it all out.)
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:43 PM   #2
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I experienced the same problem, what did you do to fix. Thank You
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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I made a bracket out of a 2x4 that looks like an upside-down U. I positioned it about half way in the compartment and then put some thin door shims (I had a few of them in a box that I found) under the legs and ran a wood screw through the bottom of the compartment into the legs to keep it from sliding around. I'll try to get a picture of it later and put on here. It looks a bit crappy but if it works then who cares?
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:44 PM   #4
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Oh, I also put a lag bolt through the brackets into the floor with a 1x6 cutoff on the top side and a fender washer behind the nut on the top side to keep it from pulling through. To do this, I had to drill completely through the floor so be careful that there's nothing in the way. This probably would have been enough on it's own but the 2x4 bracket just gave me some added insurance since water is so heavy and we travel with a full tank most times.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:46 PM   #5
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I tried to make one out of metal but it didn't work. Tried to put larger screws into the bracket but the holes were stripped out to much
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:51 PM   #6
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Was thinking about doing that, came out next to the bed right. Kinda afraid to drill without knowing but seems to be a good fix
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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I tried to make one out of metal but it didn't work. Tried to put larger screws into the bracket but the holes were stripped out to much
I tried larger screws, too... Some heavy lag screws held for a while but they stripped out. That water is just too heavy for the way that they have it done. It needs to be supported from beneath or lag bolted through the floor with fender washers (or both like I did) to be sufficient. I'm not impressed at all with the way that Thor did this. There's no way that the self tapping sheet metal screws they had screwed into particle board will hold up several hundred pounds of water.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:58 PM   #8
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Was thinking about doing that, came out next to the bed right. Kinda afraid to drill without knowing but seems to be a good fix
Ours (30.3) comes out under the kitchen cabinets behind the sink and I was able to get to them. Luckily the cabinet floor doesn't go all the way back so it was easy-ish to get to. I over did it a bit but I don't want to fool with it again. LOL
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:59 PM   #9
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Going to drill through the floor hope I don't hit anything
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #10
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Think mine will come out next to the bed 2028 30.4
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