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Old 05-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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need tank recommendations

Looking for the voice(s) of experience... We have the 54 Flying Cloud down to bare frame... and starting to plan for adding a black, grey and fresh water tanks.
There are just two of us, and am trying to figure tank sizes. How big do you recommend for a black tank... Grey water tank ... fresh water tank? We won't be boon docking a lot, the trailer will have a shower along with bathroom sink and a kitchen sink. I'm thinking if I can keep the tanks at 7" in height they will fit at or just above the current axle height ( factory )
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Even if you are not boondocking, there are a lot of public parks that don't offer full hook-ups. It is somewhat more common that you will have a fresh water connection on-site but no waste dump.

Based on your 7" constraint, your gray tank will probably be about 30 gallons maximum. Something similar to the Tank Depot S-H2030. I would choose a fresh water tank to match the gray tank in capacity, perhaps plus a few gallons if it is an efficient use of space in your interior layout.

The black tank can be smaller since it won't generally fill up nearly as fast. About 15 gallons would probably be a good match.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, I see VTS has 50"x21"x4" =16 gal. tanks that will fit real close to the frame size. Can I "chain" two of them together? Does it make sense to run a 'bypass" into the black tank to help flush it out, or when you want to dump both without doing them individually?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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We have a 16 gallon black tank in the 68. I would love to have one a little bigger as 4 days is about the limit before we have to empty it. 24-26 gallons would be nice.
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Tank Sizes

Put as large a gray tank as possible.

It is incredibly easy to fill the gray to capacity, even when not boondocking.

I agree with making the clear tank larger than the gray because the clear gets divided between the other two.

Nowadays, there are often just the two of us. We have quite large tanks and we still watch the gray very carefully.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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I just received my new ABS tanks 54X9X22--30+ gal. I paid $476 for 2 shipped from RVPLUS for my '68. I found a very similar slightly shallower one on ebay today$159 free shipping (just listed)! Should fit between the rails. That VTS one fits but it is small. You can always go a little lower with your pan(than the axle), my '93 excella drops below the axle- look how low cars sit to the ground.
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