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Old 11-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #43
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I can't answer for Euroair... but I can make a couple of observations... my '63 did not have the water tank in the front... it was parallel to the side along the streetside wheel well. It towed fine even with the propane tanks missing... it seems pretty well balanced. I've also seen some of Uwe's trailers with custom water tanks made to fit inside the A-frame section under the trailer floor in the front... so it might be there.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #44
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I can't answer for Euroair... but I can make a couple of observations... my '63 did not have the water tank in the front... it was parallel to the side along the streetside wheel well. It towed fine even with the propane tanks missing... it seems pretty well balanced. I've also seen some of Uwe's trailers with custom water tanks made to fit inside the A-frame section under the trailer floor in the front... so it might be there.
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Thanks Marc,
That makes sense. It seems like the fresh and waste tanks might be better placed closer to the axles anyway (or have the fresh tank above the grey) so that the weight balance wouldn't be horribly shifted as the water was moved from one tank to the next. It could be better to have them all closer to the axle and have other heavy items near the front so that your balance wouldn't change much from the beginning to end of a trip. I guess the nice thing about the fresh in front is that you could use water to balance things but maybe other items could do that with more versatility.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #45
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Tim,

Opening the rear window is not a problem. You open both hooks and the open the window by just using the left lever. The window portion within the bathroom will be frosted for privacy.
Regarding the water tanks, the original had only 2. Fresh water was underneath the front couch And black was under the toilet and both were above the floor.
Now I have installed 3. Black is under the toilet in the far rear, grey is just behind the a le and fresh ist just in front of the axle. I have not measured my tongue weight yet but you are having a point in being careful here as I'm towing with a VW Eurovan who has a limit of 400 lbs. Not much room to play with.
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