Jump to content



Recommended Posts

While checking underneath the Pride I noticed one of the tank straps had rusted and parted. In order to remove it had to remove the lower fairing and Sawsall the T bolt. Volvo had one for $146. Got it and it has been installed. 

The point is to be sure you check under the truck and look at everything. Push and pull on things that should be tight. 

If there is oil or some liquid on the ground find out what it is and where it's leaking from. 

Just a reminder it's cheaper to fix it(whatever it is) at home than on the road.

Have a Great Navy Day!



The Old Sailor

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I had a similar issue several years ago where the rubber under the strap was disintegrating.  Luckily after buying the rubber from Volvo and lots of PB Blaster, I was able to loosen the T bolt and lower the tank enough with a floor jack to install the new rubber strip.  Probably averted rubbing a hole through the tank or breaking a strap. You are correct it is important to crawl over, under, and around the truck frequently.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Last winter, my darling bride commented that the step on her side of the Mack was loose.  I checked and declared, "this truck is parked."

One of the straps had failed, with a full load of fuel.  Close inspection showed that all 4 straps were near the end of service.  At least that truck doesn't have fairings.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


RVers Online University


Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

RV Cable Grip

RV Cable Grip

All the water you need...No matter where you go

Country Thunder Iowa

Nomad Internet

Rv Share

Dish For My RV.

RV Air.

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

RVTravel.com Logo

  • Create New...