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Old 03-13-2016, 09:39 AM   #21
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This place is more pricey, but if you want to get a custom built one, they will do it.

The collapsible bag idea is great in theory, but like everyone else, I thinks it's application would be flawed. Flooding your skoolie after a hard stop would not only be aggravating to you, but heartbreaking to the rest of us!!!
Cool thanks for the link will be taking a look. Just got to go back out to the bus and figure out what I want to do.

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I dunno about that. Shooting the rapids in your bus may start a trend!
Haha not sure if that's a trend I would want to be known for starting lol.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:49 AM   #22
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this is kind of like a small Water Bed....
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:55 PM   #23
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RV camper Trailer 100 Gallon Fresh Water Tank New H | eBay

This is the one I bought from this seller. It is going under the bed in the rear, I too have under carriage compartments. He has a ton of different sizes. And the guy is pretty reasonable too. I had my uncle pick it up from him so I didn't pay shipping. Next time I go to Indiana, Ill just load it up, and bring it home!!

Being that you're in Chicago, if you go out to the South Bend area, there are a ton of rv surplus places you can pick up things for your skoolie for dirt cheap!
Cool thank you!! I am going to head over there Tues or Weds if we get rain like they say.

Anyone think it would be a problem to place it where the lift was? It weighed about 650+lbs.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:27 PM   #24
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I'd want to spread that weight ACROSS the bus, not just one corner.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #25
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100 gallons = about 850 pounds. A fair amount of moving weight and one more reason for lots of baffling.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #26
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I'd want to spread that weight ACROSS the bus, not just one corner.
Ya that is the plan if it will fit. Will just depend on the connections and the bed box area that I am building around it if there will be room. Will definitely be a tight fit.

I can always adjust the passenger side airbag to compensate for the weight correct? Its only like 200lbs more than the wheel chair lift, that shouldn't be to much of a problem I would think...

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100 gallons = about 850 pounds. A fair amount of moving weight and one more reason for lots of baffling.
Ya the baffling will be taken care of that is for sure.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:22 PM   #27
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You're not so much compensating for the 200 lb weight differential. It WILL offset the balance of the bus. Center the tank side-to-side.

Are you SURE you need 100 gal? Try about 50, as recommended by a local RV dealer. Remember, you WILL have a grey water tank of equal capacity and, if you chose, a black water tank, too!
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The 100 gal tank was the one I got. But the seller had a ton of different sizes. I want the larger reserve for AHSHIT moments. Like when I'm working in Louisiana, Florida, or another state that can be affected by large storms. In Nuclear power we don't get to go home when they hit, and sometimes it's hard to find fresh water when your power is off for 3 weeks like it was in our hotel in NJ a couple of years back.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:27 PM   #29
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I plan to put the grey water tank on the other side under the bus. No black tank as going the composting route.

I do not think that the 100gal tank will be filled to capacity on the regular. But I would prefer to have it vs a smaller tank for when we boondock for extended periods of time.
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Yes I plan on getting the 100 gal the dimensions are what I am roughly looking for.
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