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Old 01-13-2017, 01:58 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank choices

I'm looking at a 15-20 gallon tank for our short bus and see a huge difference in prices. They're all advertised as "food safe" polyethylene plastic, but what explains why one is $35, while another is $112?

https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Fresh-.../dp/B007MSI79Y
15 Gallon Tank 12" x 12" x 24" - Barker 11915 - Fresh Water Tanks - Camping World

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I'm looking at a 15-20 gallon tank for our short bus and see a huge difference in prices. They're all advertised as "food safe" polyethylene plastic, but what explains why one is $35, while another is $112?

https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Fresh-.../dp/B007MSI79Y
15 Gallon Tank 12" x 12" x 24" - Barker 11915 - Fresh Water Tanks - Camping World

It looks like the one from amazon only has membranes where the bosses are supposed to go, all tho it doesn't say it the second one looks like the bosses are already welded in and comes with fittings to screw into them.

Actually just went back & looked closer & the amazon one does have bosses so Im wrong
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the amazon one comes from class a customs. i got a tank from them off of ebay. its been working fine going on 5 ish years. the fittings and the hose will run you another $40ish. with shipping on everything they're about the same
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I got a stainless steel 55 gal drum from ebay for 195. delivered. they have them in all sizes. no wine left in it tho. I want to get another one. ill use poly tanks for my gray.
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All of the Poly tanks I have had a drink from tasted like plastic. Also, they cannot be repaired easily since they do not accept any kind of glue or sealant. I went with ABS as they are mold & mildew resistant and do not impart any funky taste to the water and are easy to work with using ABS cement. Just something to think about.
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