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Old 09-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Inlet Recommendations

I'm going to install a new fresh water tank under the streetside bed in my Overlander (the original water tank was located in the very front under the goucho). I need a new water inlet to complete this installation. Any recommendations/pics of inlets others have used in their restorations?

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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Mike this is what I am planning for my flying cloud. It is from go2marine
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I built a little compartment for my '59 Tradewind. The water inlet and the connection for the tank flusher are in there, along with a hot and cold outlet for outdoor showers or draining. It's nice to have these things behind a lockable door.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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Anthony, that Perko fitting is sweet! I couldn't find the exact one pictured, however. Can you provide me with the link?
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I built a little compartment for my '59 Tradewind. The water inlet and the connection for the tank flusher are in there, along with a hot and cold outlet for outdoor showers or draining. It's nice to have these things behind a lockable door.
Impressive work, Mark. What a great idea to have those fittings behind a lockable door.
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Here is the link Deck Plates, Caps & Fills I like that compartment. That give me some ideas
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Mark ..I'm planning a service compartment like that for my GT, but I hadn't thought of outdoor showers. Great idea! I'm also planning to put the shore power connection in there.

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Mark ..I'm planning a service compartment like that for my GT, but I hadn't thought of outdoor showers. Great idea! I'm also planning to put the shore power connection in there.

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Maybe it's just me, but I'd be real careful about having your shore power connector in there with the water connections. Could lead to trouble.
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Here is the link Deck Plates, Caps & Fills I like that compartment. That give me some ideas
Thanks, Anthony. What about some kind of provision for a small vent tube? Or do the small holes in the cap provide that?
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I haven't figured that part yet. As a matter of fact on the 69 there is no vent tube (Original). Go figure. Now that I think about it. No wonder I've gotten drenched a few times when I tried to fill it to quik
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Balance Concerns

How big is the tank you are installing? Do you have appliances or something on the opposite side of the trailer to balance out the load. 30 gallons of water weighs close to 240#. thats a lot of weight on one side.
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Mike, the one we used from Perko includes the vent tube. Look at post 110 of our thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...b-50967-8.html. I found it on e-bay at Big Edge. I tried a few online stores, and noone carried this particular model. I think this link will go to it directly on e-bay: Perko Deck Fill-ventgo-angl-inst: eBay Motors (item 370411735202 end time Aug-19-10 15:29:21 PDT)=

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How big is the tank you are installing? Do you have appliances or something on the opposite side of the trailer to balance out the load. 30 gallons of water weighs close to 240#. thats a lot of weight on one side.
The tank will be installed on the opposite side from where the refrigerator is installed, so they'll balance out nicely.

Chris,
I'm glad you posted that link. I couldn't remember where I saw that cool looking water inlet, it was yours. So that link takes me to a gas inlet. Does this inlet have three different configurations, including fresh water?
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Mike,

I need to give Toastie credit for showing that water inlet first - that's where I got the idea from.

It comes with 3 inserts for the cap. One for gas, one for diesel, and one for water. They're self stick, so easy to put on. I installed in, and tightened the cap before putting the water insert on to make sure it was straight.

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