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Old 06-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Canadian source for freshwater tank

Anybody know where to get a fresh water tank for a 1978 Sovereign 31' rear bath? More specifically, shipped to (or within) Canada?

Mine is severely damaged beyond repair, and I'm having trouble finding one newer than 1977.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Inca Plastics will make a tank to your specs.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:53 AM   #3
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Shipping costs are prohibitive crossing the border, especially for something as large as a water tank... Hence why I'm searching for a supplier in Canada.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:35 PM   #4
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I know what your going threw Mikeyman. As I'm finding the same problem. Can't find anyone to ship it. VTS won't and still no response from Inca. My next avenue will probably be Ian at Can- Am in London.
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[QUOTE=Mikeyman;1643324]Anybody know where to get a fresh water tank for a 1978 Sovereign 31' rear bath? More specifically, shipped to (or within) Canada?
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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So I managed to go through every supplier in the book, and here's the answers I can prolly help the next guy with...

1. I called Inca plastics. The guy was super nice, but unfortunately for my specific tank, they don't have the moulds anymore. There exists a possibility that they can build it on spec, but you're looking at $500 USD or so to make the mould, then the cost of the tank around $300 USD then shipping to me (just north of Edmonton) is $220 USD. Plus, let's not forget brokerage fees, taxes and whatever else they decide to charge you at the border.

2. I spoke with Martin at Can-Am RV and he's looking into the cost of a tank from his supplier, which, unfortunately is Airstream. He gets dinged with shipping to him, then whatever freight charges to get it to Alberta. I don't have a price yet, but he told me to make sure I was sitting down...

3. I went to a local plastics place in town. Oil and gas industry being prime up here, there are many that do this kind of work. Long story short, to make a tank from scratch would be in the same order of magnitude as Inca minus the shipping charges.

My solution: since my tank doesn't have anything special about it (it sits in a pan between the axles and is nearly rectangular, except this one weird rectangular cut out which doesn't appear to serve a real purpose), I gave the local guy my tank and he's on the hunt for a product that looks similar, and will do the work to put the fittings for the drains, overflow, filler and sensors where they need to be for my trailer. It won't be an exact fit, but in my case since I just have a rectangular tub to work with I can shim with styrofoam and make it snug.

I should hear back I a couple of days, but initial estimates are $300-$400 CDN for the final product.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:00 AM   #7
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Hi Everyone, my first post of the forums! I'm also looking at replacing my fresh water tank. Has anyone looked into D & M Plastics in Alberta? They have a poly tank that's very close to the original dimensions. 56.75 inch long by 43.5 wide and 5.75 high. Quote was $330.00 cdn. here is the link. RV Fresh Water Tanks & Waste Holding Tanks - D&M Plastics Inc.

The model is RFW1055
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:03 PM   #8
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I had called them, unfortunately nothing they had was going to fit my application. They seemed friendly, though.

Just an update, I ended up getting the company I mentioned above to cut down one of their existing tanks. They did a great job, and it fit pretty snugly into my trailer. Total cost was about $400CDN when all was said and done. The company was Hobblestone Plastics, local to me, surprisingly.
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Now if I could find a company like that in Ontario, that would be great.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:05 AM   #10
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I wonder if anyone has already started a thread listing as many canadian suppliers as possible for miscellaneous parts that people might need while repairing / maintaining / or improving their trailers? How about a complete directory of canadian sourced parts!

It would be great if replacing a fresh water tank that would fit a 70's, 80's or 90's trailer in Ontario was simple to find. It would seem having a company cut down an existing stock tank to fit might be the only answer in some cases. The goal is to find someone close enough so that you can pick the tank up. I had a quote for shipping a tank from Alberta to Ontario and it was over $220.00
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #11
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A thread listing where to get stuff for us Canadians would be awesome. I found it insanely difficult on my Overlander to get some things at any price! I have a huge directory of all the sources I look at and could start a page off if anyone is interested?
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:08 PM   #12
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I'm definitely interested in your huge directory of canadian sources for parts! Up until now I've mostly ordered parts from the states because most items weren't available here in Canada. Even tempro 635 caulking at one time could be ordered through Fastenal locally for about $9 but starting last year they began charging shipping fees which brought the price up to $20 a tube!

Anyway, I pressure tested my old fresh water tank with an air compressor to about 25 pounds of pressure making sure to turn it off before it expanded too much. I found two leaks and so I patched with a plastic boat epoxy repair kit from West Systems. I also added a small patch of fiberglass sheet as well.

We'll see how long it holds.... fingers crossed.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:15 PM   #13
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Ugh, off topic but speaking of shipping prices...Previous owner of my trailer decided to drive off with the stabilizer jacks down. 3 went missing. I ordered 3 and they cost me $170, not so bad. Until you factor in $120 for shipping. Then the US/Canadian Exchange rate. I closed my eyes and pressed "Proceed with order", and refuse to look at my credit card bill.
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