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Old 04-05-2016, 01:10 AM   #1
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Holding tank locations

Hi ladies and gents

Would anybody have a drawing or even a sketch showing the locations of the holding tanks on a 2014 300BHSL?

Thanks much
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Hi ladies and gents

Would anybody have a drawing or even a sketch showing the locations of the holding tanks on a 2014 300BHSL?

Thanks much
Hey, Russ

Welcome to the forum from next door. I grew up in and around Edmonton, we moved to BC in 1968, but my heart still belongs to AB

You won't find any schematics or plans for anything Dutchmen builts. You can try the Dutchmen web site in the customer service area, not sure what exactly this link takes you to, but it'll get you into the right area of their site.

http://www.dutchmen.com/customer-ser...%20Literature#
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Hi HD, thanks for the link. sadly there is nothing there that helps.
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I'm fairly certain that all dual axel TT's holdings tanks will be between the axels.
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Handyman: There is one up front, two between the axles and one in the back. I was trying to figure out which is which but I think I got it figured out. The one nearest the nose is gray tank number one , the two at the axles are black water and grey tank number 2 and the one in the back is fresh water.
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Russ,
I've been around TT's for many years and that is a new one to me.
Thanks for enlightening us.
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handyman: Not saying they are all like that but that appears to be the layout on my 2014 300 BHSL. took a while to figure it out as the one piece underbelly cover made it hard to see them all. I had a leak in one of the tanks and had a heck of a job figuring out which one. The water was running down the inside of the belly cover. I finally figured out it is the gray tank right beside the forward black/ gray valve handles. There is also a grey tank valve and handle in the rear.
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I'm fairly certain that all dual axel TT's holdings tanks will be between the axels.
Not anymore. That was the way it used to be. Now with multiple tanks and in some cases larger tanks the put them wherever. My 1974 Airstream didn't have a grey tank, just a black tank and it was in the rear. The freshwater tank sat over the axles. On my 1975 It had a similar layout but they added a 10 gallon grey tank at the rear.

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I do remember those 70's models Airstreams with the tank in the rear. LOT's of bent frames. I owned an 89 Airstream and they had gotten smarter and put them back near the axels. Airstream couldn't put them directly over the axels because of the torsion bar suspensions.

Well it must be a bitch to determine tongue weight with all that variable weight at the ends of the fulcrum.
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I do remember those 70's models Airstreams with the tank in the rear. LOT's of bent frames. I owned an 89 Airstream and they had gotten smarter and put them back near the axels. Airstream couldn't put them directly over the axels because of the torsion bar suspensions.

Well it must be a bitch to determine tongue weight with all that variable weight at the ends of the fulcrum.
That wasn't the only problem with the frames. The 70's vintage Airstreams had notoriously weak frames. That had been pretty well cured by the 1980's. My 1981 still had the tanks at the rear, but the frames had been beefed up and the grey tank increased to a more reasonable 20 gallons.

My current RV has the holding tanks between the axles (pretty easy on a moho), however the fresh water tank is behind the axle. We seldom travel with more than 15 gallons or so and it doesn't make a noticable difference on something that ways in at nearly 13k#.

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I almost never travel with the tanks full. I was flushing the tanks when I noticed a leak.
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Living in the desert I always have my water tank full when leaving. You never know when you will need it to cool down a vehicle that has lost water. ( Don't ask me how I know)
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Living in the desert I always have my water tank full when leaving. You never know when you will need it to cool down a vehicle that has lost water. ( Don't ask me how I know)
I know I don't want to breakdown in the desert and not have any water for me, never mind the truck. (Don't ask me how I know!)
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