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Old 03-11-2017, 07:14 AM   #1
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55 gallon drums under floor

What is a good way to keep them secure?
Will they be high enough off the ground when mounted on the outside?
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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What is a good way to keep them secure?
Will they be high enough off the ground when mounted on the outside?
I have not done it yet, but have seen a couple of vids on YouTube and threads on here.
They fit pretty well between the frame rails of a rear engine and outside the frame rails on fe and conventional busses. They were oriented on their sides and built into a cradle that was secured to the ribs from the floor above.
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I am planning on using a 55 for my gray tank and a 25 for a black tank. Where they are going to live is yet to be determined. I was supposed to pick up my bus Monday, but scheduling issues have it pushed off for about 2 weeks

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You might check out the protective frame work around bus fuel tanks. Buy for less than you can build or have it built and mounts to the frame and stronger than anything hung from rods. You will never drag them off.
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You might check out the protective frame work around bus fuel tanks. Buy for less than you can build or have it built and mounts to the frame and stronger than anything hung from rods. You will never drag them off.
Thanks V, The tanks I want to put under the bus will be for black water, and one for grey water. My main concern is how much clearance is minimum? I assume no lower than the rear pumpkin. The last thing I want is to leave a trail of poo... These are 55 gallon drums I got for free that I would love to use. Maybe I will have to go to the junk yard and find a bunch of plastic gas tanks.

The guy I bought this bus off of (custom coach shop owner) said to just put them under the bed and get a side flush toilet ,but maximum space is very important and I don't want my bed that high.
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One of the many very nicely built parts of Sojourner's conversion...

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/so...html#post95930
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keep in mind that a 55 gallon drum will occupy the same space as a 75 gallon rectangular tank of the same overall dimensions.
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One of the many very nicely built parts of Sojourner's conversion...

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/so...html#post95930
Nice! That is what I'm looking for.
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