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Old 08-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #15
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i got 2 quotes for my tank set up, $480 and $340... guess which one I'm going with? :-D I'm going to get the ball rolling Monday morning. I'll post pics of it when I get it.

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Old 08-16-2009, 08:12 AM   #16
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Which material? The stainless?
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #17
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Sorry to get into this discussion late...

We had the same scenario, except our corner tank is in the front. We went with a plastic tank from All-Rite. We added an extra outrigger to that area to help with the added weight of a full tank + toilet + body. We then covered the tank top & exposed front in 20 ga. stainless steel. Also our wood walls were covered in a lighter weight (24 ga.) stainless steel.

I have posted a drawing & several pictures when we ordered it starting around post #140 and then installation progress photos starting around post #345 - #369 or so in our "It's a Girl!!!" thread...although it seems like this info may be too late for you ~

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Old 08-16-2009, 10:38 AM   #18
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Sorry to get into this discussion late...

We had the same scenario, except our corner tank is in the front. We went with a plastic tank from All-Rite. We added an extra outrigger to that area to help with the added weight of a full tank + toilet + body. We then covered the tank top & exposed front in 20 ga. stainless steel. Also our wood walls were covered in a lighter weight (24 ga.) stainless steel.

I have posted a drawing & several pictures when we ordered it starting around post #140 and then installation progress photos starting around post #345 - #369 or so in our "It's a Girl!!!" thread...although it seems like this info may be too late for you ~

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Yes, I remember this picture well, from my research on the Major Reno threads. I really like how you showed how everything was custom-made to fit precisely:




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Old 08-16-2009, 11:35 AM   #19
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What goes around, comes around...

Glad to be a help Marcus...as a matter of fact, we referred to your curved corner cabinet pics last night. Our Safari had curved corners on the beds and we were debating whether to re-make ours from scratch like you did or to use the existing corners we already have. FWIW we decided to re-use our existing ones, then veneer over them like we did on most of our other woodwork.

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Old 08-17-2009, 08:01 AM   #20
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That quote I got was for stainless. What were the prices for the plastic? I think I prefer the stainless for the look, but if plastic is that much less, I could be fiscally swayed... :-D

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If that was your price for stainless go for it. Here's ours for the plastic tanks...then we added a stainless cover, pan & surround.

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Those stainless quotes sounds good to me JP, as long as you're good with the added weight, I'd go for it.

Shari-- If I already had the curved beds as you did, I'd do the same. No need to reinvent the wheel.
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Shari-- If I already had the curved beds as you did, I'd do the same. No need to reinvent the wheel.
Yeah, the bummer is the original twin beds were hacked up pretty bad by the PO and made into a double...only the corners themselves and 6-12" on either side are salvageable. We will add new straight legs to complete the new twin bed bases then veneer over the whole thing. Should work, if not, we'll be starting over from scratch and referring to your pics once again.

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i don't think I'll ever do a trailer without curves now! They really look sweet in the ol Airstreams.
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I'm getting ready to order a new custom black tank for my Overlander and I'm curious how the plastic vs. stainless compare in price and functionality (price seems to be pretty close based on JP and Shari's quotes). The stainless tanks look indestructible, but my concern is the added weight at the rear. RoverOwner said his was easliy 80 pounds and since my black tank sits right at the rear of the trailer, it seems that could lead to problems. Am I worrying about this too much?

The other thing I'm curious about is how either tank manages to support weight. From the looks of these things, they involve a thin sheet of steel or plastic spanning about a 20 - 24" (or greater) area with a toilet placed right in the center. Is there some additional support built into the tanks?

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The fabrication shop said you could drive a truck over my tank design (in stainless) and it would support it. Plastic might be a different story.

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The fabrication shop said you could drive a truck over my tank design (in stainless) and it would support it. Plastic might be a different story.

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I'm not quite a truck (yet), so that sounds pretty good.
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