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Old 07-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #29
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""Thanks for the reply. I do have one more question. How do you monitor these tanks? The seelevel monitoring system sensors cannot be cut down less than 4.5" and these tanks are not quite 4". Any ideas? ""

Could you place the sensors at a 45 degree angle? \ I would check the direction for it, if it does not call for it to be straight up and down, then possily sloping down.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #30
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Couple of thoughts? It's nice to have your tanks flush with the floor but it really limits your amount to under 20 gals if your lucky. Thats only a few days of use with no shower.

I decided it didn't mater if it came below the belly pan. The axels already hand about 4" below the pan, so why not a tank.

my first 35 gallon grey tank was behind the axels and hung 5 " below the belly pan. I have never had a problem in over 5000 miles. I am in the process of putting in another 30 gal one between the axels. It will also hang down 5" below the belly pan. Im not worried about weight as I will not be driving with full grey tanks.

I am also putting in another fresh tank in front of the axels that is 26 gallons. It will hang down 2" bellow the pan. This will be my main water tank while traveling as my other 40 gal fresh tank is right up front under the couch. I don't like the extra weight up front. This one I will fill when I get to camp.

I ordered the tanks online and spun the fittings in myself where I needed them. You can see how I did it here. The very bottom pictures are some patches I had to do http://www.airforums.com/forums/f174...a-90934-6.html
So don't feel limited to having small tanks. If you want more capacity it's ok to let them hang down.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #31
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Purman, can you provide a photo of how they look? Did you still cover them with a belly pan? I have been thinking about going larger as well.
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Purman, can you provide a photo of how they look? Did you still cover them with a belly pan? I have been thinking about going larger as well.
I don't have them in permanently right now as Im in the middle of getting it all back together. here is the middle grey tank. It is just in place so I know where the fitting comes through the floor. It also needs to go up about another inch or so.

You can see at the beginning of my thread where I welded some angle iron down the sides to hold them in. I will be running a piece of angle iron along the front and back sides of the tanks to hold them in. If they do hit something this will take the brunt of the impact. I will also run some flashing up the sides of them but I don't know if I will cover the bottoms of the tanks yet. Maybe this fall I will build some covers for them, but the flashing up the sides will do for now.

When I get them in this weekend permanently I will post some more pics.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #33
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Oh yeah, My two grey tanks are 10" deep and the fresh tank is 7" deep. My frame is 5" deep. I thought about taking out the ducting and running it differently. If I would have done that you can get longer tanks that aren't as deep. But I felt these would be fine and the ducting stayed in place. If I had taken the ducting out I thing I could have got another 12 inches or so length wise, which can push you up into the 40 gal range.

We spend a lot of time at camps sites with no dumps or water hook ups but do have electric. So less runs to the dump station is nice. and with 4 kids (3 of them girls) water is an issue.
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what tanks did you use? I don't think I've ever seen anything that large that would still fit between the <2-foot wide frame bays.
Not being able to weld, myself, I was thinking that the vts tanks would simplify things...won't have to come up w/ some way to box them in.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:13 AM   #35
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My local rv guy got my fresh tank, which was 23"x36"x7" I think. but this site has all kinds.
Page 3 - RV Water Tanks

This is what I used for my grey tank.
Ronco 30 Gallon RV Water Tank (R-RV24W)

Also this site will convert numbers to gallons and can help when calculating volume.
Greer Tank Volume Calculator
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The first time around I just got some straps and wrapped them around the holes in the cross frame members and bolted them in place though the holes in the straps. Didn't look the greatest, but if you cover it no one know and it worked great. there are a couple of pictures here of my first grey tank installation.
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Actually, we ended up getting a tank from TankDepot.com that fit in our closet and just behind the wheel well. It is a nice size and works just fine. We ran the existing air vent into the closet to vent it and made a separate drain that attaches to a hose so we can drain it where it is allowed. Otherwise we empty it when we empty the black tank. If anybody wants pictures, I can take some and post them.
great idea!! i'm new to air-streaming and have always camped off the grid in my pop-up. my '72 land yacht doesn't have a grey water tank but not sure if i really need one ? we normally camp at campsites with restrooms, so could always use them for #2 and keep the black-water tank just for "grey water".
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great idea!! i'm new to air-streaming and have always camped off the grid in my pop-up. my '72 land yacht doesn't have a grey water tank but not sure if i really need one ? we normally camp at campsites with restrooms, so could always use them for #2 and keep the black-water tank just for "grey water".
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We replaced the toilet with a "Curve" porta potty and only pea in it. The black tank is now our grey tank. It works well for us. We can go about 5 days.

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