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« on: July 05, 2010, 11:54:51 AM »

Looks like one of my biggest obsticals will be holding tanks. I did tons of searches and tank options seem to be very opinionated. Can anyone suggest a tank configuration. I would like to have tanks as plug and play as possible.

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 12:03:16 PM »

My PO just installed two tanks, 100 gallons each, in the rear bay.  Grey/Black located under the head so the plumbing was very easy.  Fresh water loads from the passenger side is about the only fussy issue.  Couldn't simpler - two rectangular white plastic RV tanks from a surplus RV place.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 12:07:55 PM »

what is easy is not all ways cheapest...you didn't post where your from...if close to elkhart ind or south central michigan there is rv surplus out lets that can get you inexpensive new retangular tanks..One guy is using plactic barrels from car wash..I normally pay a $1 a gallon capacity at Elkhart.you can build your own out of fiberglass or stainless....Fresh water should be a tank built for this purpose..Depending on you type of use (dry camping for a week or plugged into a Rv park) depends on how large you need...Bob S.W.Indiana
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 01:31:45 PM »

My tanks are just like Brian Evans.  Two 105 gallon rectangular tanks next to each other.  The black/grey tank is right under the toilet.  I got them from RV Surplus in Elkhart.  They were more than $1 a gallon, but not much more.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 02:37:10 PM »



Mine came with three equal sized tanks 100 gal in the rear bay, pooper drops strait into black tank, where are you located?  Looking at mine can give you perspective and save you some trouble.

Easiest is buy tank with fittings spun welded into your appointed spot.,   don't forget vents


It is best to lay out your bays and account that in your plans.


Recommend pulling floor at least over axle and seal wheel wells and clean Tongue

What are your plans?
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 06:19:51 PM »

Thanks guys Im located in Oklahoma city. It would be really awesome if their are builders in my area. Although I dont mind some engineering it would be great to see how other are doing it in person or pics
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 06:31:15 PM »

you got several guys on board and a gal close to you...just put out call for bus nuts in your area...
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