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joanfenn

2020 Nov 26 13:40:46
Wow hello Fredric, nice to see you again. Happy thanksgiving to you
 

Stripe

2020 Nov 26 12:51:53
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

ClydesdaleKevin

2020 Nov 26 12:26:33
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: 1989 Allegro Class A Black Waste Tank Removal?  (Read 168 times)

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Offline Tim Traveler

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Allegro
  • Chassis: Chevy P30
  • Engine: 454
1989 Allegro Class A Black Waste Tank Removal?
« on: September 20, 2020, 10:22 AM »
Has anyone had to remove their black waste tank from a 1989 Allegro class A, on a P30 chassis?  This black tank has a TON of spray foam all over it, as does the grey tank.  I don't see how the tank is suspended on the rig - i.e. I don't see any straps, such as on a gas tank, nor do I see any bolts holding it up.  (and yes, I am in the process of carefully removing the foam to see what's up.  So far, no dice)

I am looking to remove the tank because I am in the process of changing out the rear leaf springs, and the front shackle bolt (driver side spring) is directly in line with the black tank, with less than 1" to work with.  So, it looks to me like the tank should (and will!) move!  Any thoughts/previous experiences with this would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance! :) :) 
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Offline Oz

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  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1989 Allegro Class A Black Waste Tank Removal?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 01:21 PM »
That stinks.  I'm pretty sure the spray foam isn't the only thing holding it up there, lol! At least let's hope it isnt.

Haven't done it myself, but I'm sure you'll find the straps after cleaning off the junk.
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Offline Tim Traveler

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  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Allegro
  • Chassis: Chevy P30
  • Engine: 454
Re: 1989 Allegro Class A Black Waste Tank Removal?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 05:14 AM »
Well, after spending most of yesterday scraping off spray foam from the black tank, I discovered that there are 4 small sheet metal screws that hold the tank in - that's it! Two of the screws had broken already. I'm sure that Tiffin Allegro really sold their attention to detail/quality schpiel when they sold this thing, and how well built their products are (not!). I mean, what could go wrong?! It's only 35 or so gallons of wastewater held on by 4 tiny sheet metal screws!  Same old story - maximum profit from minimum effort - stick it together as cheap as possible and hope it hangs in there longer than the warranty. Lipstick on a pig!! $@!#@!

Anyway, enough of that. I just wanted see put this here as a warning/reminder to anyone that may have a similar rig to check and keep an eye on things. I'm really glad I found this - I will get rid of the screws and put in nuts and bolts - stainless perhaps - and a steel strip to reinforce the plastic edge of the tank.

I hope everyone is well and able to get out and about, and I hope everyone had a nice summer.
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  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1989 Allegro Class A Black Waste Tank Removal?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 10:24 AM »
Wow. Just wow.  I know the 1970s Winnebagos were a pain because they were bolted through the floor. But sheet screws?  :( W%
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