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Old 06-11-2016, 09:10 PM   #31
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I would use a couple aluminum fuel tanks and the associated brackets. Bolt 'em to the frame rails, quite possibly no drilling required. Welding would be involved, mostly just the required plumbing fittings/threads.

So the welding would be to weld on the plumbing fittings. Perhaps I could get one of those rubber grommet deals that people were talking about that you put in a hole and then slide pipe into it? I suppose it's not as big a deal with the tank because I could easily transport that somewhere were someone could weld for me. Grey tank just needs a hole to drop waste in, a hole to drain and a hole to vent?
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:36 AM   #32
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But if your tank is indoors and weighs, say, 800 pounds wet... where is it best suited from a floor plan perspective? ...between the axels? ... behind the rear axel? Does it matter if it's not on the centerline of the bus?
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:08 AM   #33
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But if your tank is indoors and weighs, say, 800 pounds wet... where is it best suited from a floor plan perspective? ...between the axels? ... behind the rear axel? Does it matter if it's not on the centerline of the bus?
Did I miss a thread which already discussed this?
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:31 AM   #34
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I think I'm going to see if I can pay someone to mount my tank due to the welding I'm uneasy about. The only 2 ways I can think of is bolting through the floor or welding some sort of mounting system to the floor supports and attaching other side to the frame rails. I may ask him for advice because if he just plans on bolting through the floor I can do that but is that really secure enough? And would I bolt right through the supports or right next to them with some big ol washers? I have the next 3 days off and one way or another I'd like to get this bad boy mounted I just need to get some holes covered somehow
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Has anyone here ever used a 55 gallon drum (plastic) as their fresh water tank? I'm wondering how would be best to secure it (inside the bus).
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Has anyone here ever used a 55 gallon drum (plastic) as their fresh water tank? I'm wondering how would be best to secure it (inside the bus).
I've not seen one inside, but you can hang it under the bus like One Nation Under Goat.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:13 PM   #38
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I think I'm going to see if I can pay someone to mount my tank due to the welding I'm uneasy about. The only 2 ways I can think of is bolting through the floor or welding some sort of mounting system to the floor supports and attaching other side to the frame rails. I may ask him for advice because if he just plans on bolting through the floor I can do that but is that really secure enough? And would I bolt right through the supports or right next to them with some big ol washers? I have the next 3 days off and one way or another I'd like to get this bad boy mounted I just need to get some holes covered somehow
I would Absolutely *NOT*, under any circumstances, weld brackets to the frame rails. Drill holes in the "sides" and you should be fine. Do *NOT* make holes in the "tops" and "Bottoms" of the frame rails (The flanges).

Highly paid and well funded engineers worked this out for you already, just use some recycled round fuel tank brackets and bolt 'em to the sides of the frame and you're good to go.
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I've not seen one inside, but you can hang it under the bus like One Nation Under Goat.
Pm Fred for some good pics. Looks AWESOME. Seen it in person!
That being said, what are your thoughts on water tank being inside versus outside? We do intend to visit colder climates, but probably nothing extreme and not extended periods of time.
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Has anyone here ever used a 55 gallon drum (plastic) as their fresh water tank? I'm wondering how would be best to secure it (inside the bus).
Supposing you want the drum standing upright, conventional water heater earthquake strap seem like a fine option. Or E-track with nylon straps.
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