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Old 09-20-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Adding more water tank capacity

I have a 2005 Safari 28W. It has a 39 gallon fresh water tank. I would like to increase my capacity. Is there room for a larger tank or another one? The 28' Classic has 54 gallons. How do they do that? Ron
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #2
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hi ron

the classic and safari lines have different frames.

the tanks rest inside the frame rails and cross members.

i'm sure it's possible to put a larger (deeper) fresh tank in place of the current tank,

but it will take effort and $$ just to gain 10-15 gallons...

it might be easier to add fresh water capacity in the t.v.

a variety of bladders and auxiliary tanks with pumps are used.

fresh capacity can be 100s of gallons using this approach.

here is just one thread on this topic.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ers-43800.html

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Old 09-20-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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If you have room somewhere you could put in another tank... Inside...
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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When I dry camp I use the blue 5 gal jugs for back up supply.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hey mustang, thats what we do too.... And it camp grounds with no hookups we use them to fill our fresh water tank with a big funnel...... works great...
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The blue 7 gallons plastic containers are the easiest weight to lift and they have a nice built in filler. We go through one a day for two people, cooking and submarine showers. We usually bring 1 gallon of drinking per day too.
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HAha thats funny we all do it. I find 2 cooler stacked is just the right hight to fill, or a card table. So I dont have to stand there and hold it.

I also use Blue Jugs with the valve thingy or stem on it.
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Those are the one's I have... Great for filling cups of water and other stuff.... My water fill is in the front.. one of those nice big openings... I just lean the jug up on the propane tank so I don't have to hold it.... Although it does fill pretty quick so holding it is ok sometimes...

WIll have to try the cooler and table trick....
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I have a 2005 Safari 28W. It has a 39 gallon fresh water tank. I would like to increase my capacity. Is there room for a larger tank or another one? The 28' Classic has 54 gallons. How do they do that? Ron
Ron,
You cheapest route if you want a bigger tank may be to upgrade to a 28 Classic. It is a little wider. I would like to have a larger gray tank. My gray and black are the same size around 40 gallons. I fill up the gray long before the black. This would require some serious re-engineering including cutting a cross member and the firguing out how to re-inforcing the frame. THe having a smaller black tank made say around 20 gallons and a 20 gallon gray tank. a newe 40 gallon grey tank with a new cross connect fitting. very expensive and not really practical.
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