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Old 03-01-2016, 10:25 AM   #11
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Not unless you plan to hold a ridiculous amount. a bigger concern is where you get the space for the tanks.
Thanks. I was hoping that would be the case. Not sure what size tank to look for yet, but (as is typical, I'm sure) wanna strike a balance between spacial efficiency and not having to fill up with water every three days or whatever... It seems like most folks are somewhere in the 30-60 gallon range.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:34 PM   #12
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I put our 35 gal tank under the bed in the center of the floor. There's room for an even larger tank there. You can see it under the right side of the bed. It's best to keep the weight balanced over both axle ends. There is some space under the bus but it's tight and you'll want to run drains down there somehow. I'm using a 15 gal plastic barrel as a grey tank.

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Old 03-01-2016, 02:22 PM   #13
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Roach, do have a pic of the barrel grey water tank.
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I put our 35 gal tank under the bed in the center of the floor. There's room for an even larger tank there. You can see it under the right side of the bed. It's best to keep the weight balanced over both axle ends. There is some space under the bus but it's tight and you'll want to run drains down there somehow. I'm using a 15 gal plastic barrel as a grey tank.

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Old 03-01-2016, 04:52 PM   #14
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Yes, I do....

I mounted my 15 gal barrel transversely behind the fuel tank. The drain line drops through the floor on the driver's side behind the wheel well then goes back around the bumper bracket before turning back toward the tank. With the frame rail in the way that was the only way to get enough drop on the drain line. Damn those frame rails!



I screwed the plywood box to the wood bus floor then used aluminum bar stock and all thread rods to cinch the tank up into the box. Used auto undercoat spray to waterproof the box before mounting it.





Here's the drain line coming in to the tank. The clear plastic tube is the tank vent.



There was room for the barrel between the frame rails and the body trim panels but if I mounted it there the shower drain wouldn't fit. Plumbing in tanks is a bugger in the short buses.
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Thanks roach.. OP sorry for the highjack.
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how did u get it tittle if u didnt have a water tank?
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:30 PM   #17
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how did u get it tittle if u didnt have a water tank?
Different states have different classifications to meet the requirement of "RV"
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:10 PM   #18
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I don't try to qualify this bus as an RV. I insure it just like anyone would insure a Chevy van or a pickup. It's a personally owned vehicle. It has plates just like a car or truck.

I do live in my bus, but I'm kind of a minimalist as far as remodeling it. I have had buses qualified as RVs in the past and it wasn't difficult. I frame mounted a propane tank under the bus and had basically camping gear inside the bus. I explained the propane and they took that as a conversion without even looking at it.
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