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Old 04-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Question Fresh water tank re-location

I have a 64 28ft Ambassador thats interior was trash so am doing a major remodel. Thinking about putting in a rear queen bed with center bath. Currently the water tank was street side under the double bed. Would I incur any major weight/balance problems if I relocated it across the front under the front window.

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:31 PM   #2
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I have a 64 28ft Ambassador thats interior was trash so am doing a major remodel. Thinking about putting in a rear queen bed with center bath. Currently the water tank was street side under the double bed. Would I incur any major weight/balance problems if I relocated it across the front under the front window.

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Yes, the water tank balances the kitchen cabinets. By moving it to the front, your trailer will be curbside-heavy. By moving the bath to the streetside it will help, but unless you move the tanks too, not enough IMO. The only real way to tell is to weigh it all and calculate the weights & balances.

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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Hmmm may have to try and keep it where it was across the axles on street side and still see if I can get a bath layout on the curbside with a walk thru to the bed. Since other models have had the tank across the front it didn't seem like it was going to be that much of a change but sure don't want to end up with a trailer unsafe to tow.......Will take a close look at it after I get the floor fixed and start the remodel. Will probably not reinstall the furnace so that will save some of the weight that had been curbside.

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Ballance is important. I am changing the location of my tank too. I will have an other tank to ballance it out across for it. That way I wind up with 60 gal of fresh water vs. the original 30.

Just keep an eye on how much stuff weighs and you will be fine. Look at your original weight distribution (Funiture and appliances) and try and stay as close to that as possible.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thanks Ted, I am still gutting it and then the floor will be first priority. After the floor is done I think I will get it weighed again because like you said I am going to be paying a lot of attention to weight and where its at. If I dont do the rear queen bed then I will probably put the bath back and have two singles amidship.
Looked at your gallery lots of work there.

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