Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
Cruiser's Avatar
1952 25' Cruiser
Dummerston , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 169
Images: 45
'52 blackwater tank

We're dropping the belly pan of our '52 Cruiser in order to inspect/ repair water damage to the floor. So far it's worse than we'd hoped, but not as bad as it could have been! As long as the bottom is open, we want to install a black water tank (It's a park model w/o holding tanks). I remember 59 Toaster commenting that some of the 50's toilets sat on top of a raised tank, visible in the bathroom. Does anyone know what size these tanks were and how they were installed? Are they still available? We're currently looking at options. The trailer now has a marine head that empties outside the frame rails on the streetside. There doesn't appear to be much room for a tank there. It seems that any tank under the toilet would have to be raised or extend well below the belly pan (or both). A tank between the rails would be neater, but wouldn't be under the toilet (I'm unsure how to route the plumbing to it), and I imagine it would need to be shallow (the frame has a 3" profile). We also wonder about the problems with an exposed tank and freezing. We've admired photos of Levon's installation. Have others tried different solutions?

Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
Site Team
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,459
Images: 59
Blackwater tank

This is probably too late to do you any good, but the "raised" blackwater tank is about 5" tall, and only holds about 5-6 gallons. I have mine removed right now if you still want to see it.
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New clean water tank silver suz Fresh Water Systems 19 03-29-2004 08:16 PM
Bypassing Blackwater Tank westeagle Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 03-19-2004 06:35 PM
Black tank flush.... drboyd Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11 08-01-2003 07:40 AM
63' tradewinds black water tank Pberrini Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 1 09-22-2002 12:57 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.