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Old 06-28-2015, 11:05 PM   #21
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Custom Rotational Molding Products – Plastic RV Tanks, Water Storage Tanks, Marine Fuel Tanks – Custom Plastic Molding and Repair - Custom Roto Molding

This is a link to a site I found for tanks. I'm going to keep looking around.

Any opinions on what to do with the windows? Just tint some dark and build a wall or remove and replace with solid metal?
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:15 AM   #22
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:45 PM   #23
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I had great luck on Ebay too. Took a month or two of monitoring but I found perfect fits for my fuel & gray water at bargain prices.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:53 AM   #24
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What would be the best way to mount the tanks to the bus? I've seen some people put their fresh water tanks under the bed and stuff. I'd like all the tanks under, but what would be the best mounting method? Welding brackets, etc.
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Fresh water is best stored inside the bus. Keeps it from getting too hot (desert camping) or freezing (snow bound camping). And depending on their size, tanks can tear a bus apart if not properly secured. Water weighs about 8-1/2 pounds per gallon so a 50 gallon tank will contain around 425 pounds of fluid that will be in constant motion over the road. If you can find a tank with baffles, it will help a lot, but either way you need to secure that puppy in a serious fashion. Steel frame bolted thru the floor or even a crossmember is best.

That's my thinkin' on the subject...anyone else?
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #26
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I've been thinking I'd put my fresh water tank under the master bed or in the rear of the bus where a "tool closet" will be. But Ideally I'd rather have the weight more forward than that.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:13 PM   #27
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My fresh water was going under my bed. Now I have lifted my entire bus another foot, the water is going below the floor to keep the weight lower.

Mine will be in the belly of the bus, with the bottom of the tank 12 inches from the ground.

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Old 07-07-2015, 02:37 PM   #28
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Hey Nat --- given the weather in your part of the world, are you going to insulate the tank? If so, how.
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But Ideally I'd rather have the weight more forward than that.
I would put it behind the rear axle if I was you.

Your engine is even more heavy than the 5.9 cummins. Your bus is also has a longer over hang beyond the front axle than a TC2000.

This all means you need more weight father back, behind your rear axle.

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Hey Nat --- given the weather in your part of the world, are you going to insulate the tank? If so, how.
The tank will have 4 inches of rigid styrofoam on all sides. and heat lines from the boiler running under it, just like in my floor.

I was going to add a heat coil from the boiler into the tank and may still. But the lines under the tank will be far safer from glycol contamination of the fresh water.

Now that it's going under the bus, the fresh water tank will be 400 to 500 gallons.

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:08 PM   #30
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Seems like those under floor heaters placed around the tank between the outside and foam would be good. It's basically the same as those stick on oil pan heaters for engines. Just bigger. The amp draw could be the problem. Idk what they pull when on.
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