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Old 09-01-2015, 12:36 AM   #11
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Just did a quick little walk through of the bus. Just need to resize some pictures to show everyone. I will be posting a maiden voyage post on our website reesesonrecess.com I also have a few questions to ask some of the experts on the site about the bus. But its a little late at the moment and overtime is currently available at work so will update tomorrow on a break.https://youtu.be/eMpe1IfUGYs
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:15 AM   #12
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That bus sounds very tight. One thing I noticed is the head room is also very tight. Some of that flat floor looks like it has taken up some of that space.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:36 PM   #13
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Ya the floor is definitely going to be coming out probably early next week. Working on a getting some pictures and post up right now.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:03 PM   #14
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Here are just a few pics from removing the seats as well as a video. Getting a little late tonight had gotten distracted. But I have some questions for all of the experts, hopefully I will be able to get them posted tomorrow. Our website has a few more pics as well.






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Old 09-03-2015, 10:30 AM   #15
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Finally have a chance to start getting some of my questions posted. The first one is an idea that i have been thinking of for a while in regards to our fresh water tanks. I have seen these used in a few tiny homes and I know they are used in boats but have yet to find any info if they have been used in any rv/skoolie conversion. Flexie tank



I am going to be building a platform in the back of the bus surrounding the bed that will have space on either side to place the flexie tanks and securely fasten them down. The bed will be "sunken" beneath the frame so that I can build a fake floor that can be removed when we want to use the bed. This will allow us to have more floor space to use in the bus. (sry if the sunken bed frame/fake floor does not make a lot of sense i will try and make a drawing up of the idea in days to come)

But the main question that I have is what does everyone think of the flexie tanks?
Do you think they will hold up?
I will only be using them for fresh water and will have a gray tank mounted underneath the bus.

That is not nessacarly the brand I will get but just used as an example.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:37 AM   #16
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One question...do they have any kind of internal baffling? If not, that's a lot of water (force) to be moving around. Conventional plastic tanks are cheap enough and typically well baffled...what is the rationale for going flexible?
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:58 AM   #17
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I am not sure if they have any internal baffling, I do know they have an inner bladder and the the outer shell. The main purpose of the flexi tank is because the location that I am looking to place them a ridge tank will not fit. At least the size of tanks that I have looked at are to big for the area. As well as the tank will be able to conform to the space.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:56 PM   #18
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I'm not quite sure of the workings but I do know that in a boat, when you empty your tank all (or most) of the air goes out while pumping. I would think that since the tank only expands when fluids go into it that you wouldn't have as much sloshing around as you would in a hard case tank.

I really wanted and if I could find one cheap enough may still get one for our grey water tank. They ARE NOT cheap. Actually wondered what the chances would be of finding a used EMPTY bladder tank, but the chances don't look real good.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:58 AM   #19
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Breeze, that was what I had assumed would happen with the air but don't have any experience with them.

It sure would be nice to be able to find some used ones in good condition.
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I would definitely be concerned about any un-baffled volume of water over about 20 gallons. At about 8.4 pounds per gallon and 64.5 per cubic foot, it represents a significant mass to be moving about freely. Especially in a vehicle that is constantly accelerating, decelerating and experiencing lateral G-forces.
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