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Old 03-19-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Soooo yesterday we picked up our fresh water tanks and as I am planning where to put them.. it seems more logical to me to mount them underneath our rig not inside.. I have yet to see any water tank mounted inside. We ended up with two 42 gallon tanks I'm thinking in between the frame rails. Anyone else have advice..
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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I am putting mine inside for freeze protection.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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Soooo yesterday we picked up our fresh water tanks and as I am planning where to put them.. it seems more logical to me to mount them underneath our rig not inside.. I have yet to see any water tank mounted inside. We ended up with two 42 gallon tanks I'm thinking in between the frame rails. Anyone else have advice..
Mounting freshwater tanks underneath is not common.

Mostly, in Skoolies and in RVs they are mounted inside, either under the bed or under a sofa.

You are free to mount them anywhere but they will need frost protection and a way to completely drain them.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #4
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I'm mounting mine underneath, with the expectation that if we're going to freeze we drain them and go without for a while. I don't mind it being painful to deal with being that cold, that makes it all the better to drive farther south to avoid it.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:57 PM   #5
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I'm mounting mine underneath, with the expectation that if we're going to freeze we drain them and go without for a while. I don't mind it being painful to deal with being that cold, that makes it all the better to drive farther south to avoid it.
There's a lot of places you can't really ever visit with that constraint. It can snow in the Sierra Nevada any month of the year; and last year they closed Tioga Pass in Yosemite in July due to too much snow. But it's YOUR bus! I'll be headed the opposite direction from you on the road probably because I can't stand to be hot! My bedroom is 61 and I sometimes wake up hot. I think 80 is hot, and that's here where it's not humid at all. To each their own!

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Old 03-20-2018, 07:09 AM   #6
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I got a real surprise on a cross country trip left Oregon 60 degrees or so. dropped down through Idaho and into Wyoming, black ice everywhere and 5 degrees. Thought we should get the heat on in the camper, but decided to wait till we stopped for the night. Big mistake all water lines froze and the tank had ice in it. The water lines are pex, so it did not hurt anything, but took a few days to thaw out. As we came east we seemed to stay in the same cold front all the way home to Virginia.

By the way this caused fuel problems because the Oregon fuel was not a winter blend. That goodness I do have a heated fuel system, turn one valve and engine coolant heats the tank and fuel filter.
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Any outdoor water tanks should be well insulated AND have a heat strip. Just in case.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:48 PM   #8
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Any issue down the road will not leak into our rig if it's outside..
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Leaking is one thing. Not having water, or a tank that will hold some, is quite another.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:22 PM   #10
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So where did you get your tanks? And how much were they? I am about to do the same. Anyone have a good source?

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