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Old 06-12-2022, 05:03 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank, Safe and Snug

I have heard reports of the occasional Fresh Water tank dislodging from underneath. That would of course be a nightmare for anyone! Also there has been lots of discussion whether to travel with a full or partial fresh water tank. Well, I have done 35,000 miles in our 2021 27' Flying Cloud in the last 18 months and next trip will be 7000-8000 miles through Maine, then the Atlantic Eastern provinces of Canada. Lots of boondocking in remote locations and 100's of miles of gravel highway on the Tran-Labrador highway as well. We always travel with full or near full fresh water.

So I decided to shore it up with a couple of aluminum straps and square U-bolts from Lowes. I have seen what some others have done and wanted to share this simple solution. I did use some 3/4" wide weather stripping on the 1-1/2" wide straps to prevent the aluminum straps from constantly rubbing directly and wearing the belly pan of the tank. Less than $50, and no more worries!
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Old 06-12-2022, 05:14 PM   #2
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Looks like a well thought out form of insurance.

Happy trails!
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Is that bolted to the axles?

If it is and the weight of the tank winds up hanging from the middle of the axles I'd worry it could mess up the alignment.
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But the purpose, of course, is to prevent the tank from coming loose by providing additional support. The weight is already on the axles, just further out from the center.
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