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Old 10-13-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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How What Where? Adding tanks to a 1954

We need advice on adding tanks to our 54' Cruiser. It was a park model without tanks. We are removing the floor and will begin work on the the frame next. What tanks do we need to add? What size? Will the frame need more support to hold the tanks?
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:10 AM   #2
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I see that no one has answered. It is really difficult to give you a tip because of tank size. Has it already a toilet or do you want to install one? The gray water simply went through the ground? You can make a smaller tank above the axle, by no means front or rear. Toilet with cassette system as in "normal" caravan is also possible. Everything else takes place and above all it brings weight!
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:23 AM   #3
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There's a lot to consider. We're renovating a 55 FC and at the stage in the chassis rework where I'll be adding gray water tanks in the next few weeks. We have 4" frame members so I will have two 16 gal tanks in the belly pan. We will be installing a composting toilet. Our fresh water tank will be in the original location up front above the floor. The below floor tanks will have strapping for support. Our considerations have come from threads like Dflores and MattB among many others. We currently use our 66 and know our comfort level in tank capacity. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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We added tanks to our '56 park model...I have "How, What & Where" details in our "It's a Girl!!!" thread. This may help your design yours...

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Old 12-16-2016, 01:50 PM   #5
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1954 Safari Tanks

We just removed the underhung tanks that were an add on to our 1954 Safari. I hated that look. It consisted of two large tanks, one fresh water and one combo Black & Gray.
Instead, we added a fresh water tank under the side dinette seat, a black water tank under the front toilet which was raised above the floor with a shorter stool, and a gray water tank which consisted of plumbed back and forth pipes within the frame hidden by the belly pan to accommodated gray water. I will use a blue boy when needed or other means since there is no shower producing gray, just a sink.
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