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Old 06-14-2019, 11:30 PM   #1
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Custom Tanks?

Anyone know a supplier of custom tanks? Iíve looked around on the Internet and here and so far Iíve come up empty
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:28 AM   #2
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Intended purpose? Steel? Poly? Custom in terms of built to your dimensions and spec? Wondering if repurposed RV tanks would suffice.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:32 AM   #3
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Intended purpose? Steel? Poly? Custom in terms of built to your dimensions and spec? Wondering if repurposed RV tanks would suffice.
That would help! Thanks.

Poly black, grey and fresh water tanks.

I thought I was going to reuse tanks, and Iíd really like to, but the toilet location is forcing me to a very specific size.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:00 AM   #4
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That would help! Thanks.

Poly black, grey and fresh water tanks.

I thought I was going to reuse tanks, and Iíd really like to, but the toilet location is forcing me to a very specific size.
Not to be a nudge, but if your bus particulars were filled out in your profile, might be able to offer an assist.
Just sayin'...
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #5
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Not to be a nudge, but if your bus particulars were filled out in your profile, might be able to offer an assist.
Just sayin'...
Just did. At least I think I did. I canít find it outside of user settings.

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Old 06-15-2019, 10:03 AM   #6
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Yup, it's there!
You can get tank dimensions here, and reverse engineer from what available belly space you have:
https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-RV_...20Water%20Tank
https://www.recpro.com/rv-water-tank...20Water%20Tank
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Just did. At least I think I did. I canít find it outside of user settings.

2007 Thomas Built Minotour, 5 window wheelchair bus
Of other interest:
https://www.clearvin.com/car-recalls...BUSES/MINOTOUR
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:14 AM   #7
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Yup, it's there!
You can get tank dimensions here, and reverse engineer from what available belly space you have:
https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-RV_...20Water%20Tank
https://www.recpro.com/rv-water-tank...20Water%20Tank


Of other interest:
https://www.clearvin.com/car-recalls...BUSES/MINOTOUR

reading that list of recalls makes a person wonder how anyone survives driving or riding in a school bus
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:45 AM   #8
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Survival in a school bus, Hell!
When I was a little Sticky Person; cars might have been equipped with lap belts, and had steel dashboards.
A baby-carrier was Mom's lap.
The impact of correlating those last two paragraphs seems self-evident...
Amazing ANY of us survived to tell the tale!
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reading that list of recalls makes a person wonder how anyone survives driving or riding in a school bus
Thankfully, the passenger seat belts are a non-issue, now, for our host.
Some relevant chair lift recalls bear looking into, tho...
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:17 AM   #9
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Thanks for the recall link. I think thereís one that applies to to my bus, if it hasnít been fixed already.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:41 AM   #10
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Survival in a school bus, Hell!
When I was a little Sticky Person; cars might have been equipped with lap belts, and had steel dashboards.
A baby-carrier was Mom's lap.
The impact of correlating those last two paragraphs seems self-evident...
Amazing ANY of us survived to tell the tale!Thankfully, the passenger seat belts are a non-issue, now, for our host.
Some relevant chair lift recalls bear looking into, tho...
true enough, with kids eagerly wanting to ride in the back of a pickup - our first car seat was as strong as a canvas lawn chair - it had flimsy brackets that hooked over the back of the front seat - probably spent the first 10 or so years of my driving life driving cars that didn't have a lap belt - wearing a seat belt now still makes me sort of cringe at times when I think of the 2 serious vehicle write off accidents I had many years ago that would have cost me my life had I been wearing a seat belt - l survived the accidents because I was able to throw myself out of the way of the non-collapsing steering wheel that buried itself into the back of the seat in the first accident, and out of the way of the drunk driver that swerved across the road and removed the driver's side of the pickup I was driving in the second accident
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