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Old 09-11-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Looking at Tanks is Driving me to (not) DRINK!

On and off for the past few weeks I've been looking at water tanks. Fresh, Grey, Black, Blue purple pink, my god, kill me now.

With safe measurements, I come up with this:

Drivers Side:
144" Length
23" Wide
14" Height

Passenger side:
75" Length
23" Wide
14" Height

A rendering, for those folks it helps

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There are perfect tanks that will fit awesome, but I'll end up spending $1400 before shipping, which could easily push to $2k. That's just stupid. The tanks in the camper I bought (to salvage tanks/windows/etc from) are too wide to fit under the sides of the bus.

My hopes were to have 100G fresh, 60->100G grey, and 40-50 Black, attempting to stay at, or above the 60/40 rule.

I'm up in CT - I've reached out to a couple "roto molder" places within an hour or so from me, in hopes THAT is the answer.

I guess, this post is as much rant as it is hope for answers.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:58 PM   #2
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Hopefully the Rotomold shop will be able to do something for you. We picked our tanks up at a RV surplus place in Indiana. I want to say the 100gal fresh tanks was around $175 and the 67 gal gray tank was a little less.....just for frame of reference.

Maybe there's a RV surplus place in your region? We drove a few hours to get the tanks but I can't imagine what shipping would be on big tanks like that.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hopefully the Rotomold shop will be able to do something for you. We picked our tanks up at a RV surplus place in Indiana. I want to say the 100gal fresh tanks was around $175 and the 67 gal gray tank was a little less.....just for frame of reference.

Maybe there's a RV surplus place in your region? We drove a few hours to get the tanks but I can't imagine what shipping would be on big tanks like that.
Prices for shipping I did see were near 30-50%!
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If you're able to go with 26" instead of 23", this is basically the tank we got. This place looks like it's got free shipping?
https://www.recpro.com/100-gallon-rv...-and-bpa-free/
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If you're able to go with 26" instead of 23", this is basically the tank we got. This place looks like it's got free shipping?
https://www.recpro.com/100-gallon-rv...-and-bpa-free/
Thats the tank I'm getting in the next week or so. Fits perfectly under the master bed in the rear and won't block the access hatch for the top of the fuel tank.

Plan to get the black + grey tanks there too, but not 100% sure of the dimensions yet.

The shipping is free as far as I can tell.
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On and off for the past few weeks I've been looking at water tanks. Fresh, Grey, Black, Blue purple pink, my god, kill me now.

With safe measurements, I come up with this:

Drivers Side:
144" Length
23" Wide
14" Height

Passenger side:
75" Length
23" Wide
14" Height

A rendering, for those folks it helps

Attachment 37392

There are perfect tanks that will fit awesome, but I'll end up spending $1400 before shipping, which could easily push to $2k. That's just stupid. The tanks in the camper I bought (to salvage tanks/windows/etc from) are too wide to fit under the sides of the bus.

My hopes were to have 100G fresh, 60->100G grey, and 40-50 Black, attempting to stay at, or above the 60/40 rule.

I'm up in CT - I've reached out to a couple "roto molder" places within an hour or so from me, in hopes THAT is the answer.

I guess, this post is as much rant as it is hope for answers.
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That big one would be 200 gallons and potentially weigh 1600 pounds when full?
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:11 AM   #7
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If you're able to go with 26" instead of 23", this is basically the tank we got. This place looks like it's got free shipping?
https://www.recpro.com/100-gallon-rv...-and-bpa-free/

Yep, this one has been on my short list for Fresh water. Anyone have any concerns of contamination mounting a fresh water near to a grey/black? In a perfect world, I'd like to have -all- the water tanks on one side, so the weight balance with the fuel tank would be semi-near. Putting the black tank on the passenger side (the smaller section) would be fine for balance and easier for space, however the drain situation to be built would be way more funky, and I do believe, not worth the effort. Putting two of those 100G tanks on the drivers side (144" area) would still leave 63" for a black tank and piping, which might be perfect. Thoughts? Obviously, venting of the tanks would be completely separate (grey/black may be shared, I'd expect) but any other concerns of localized contamination?



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I can't think of any reasons cross contamination would be an issue, they're separate systems altogether. We had to run the fresh water line (PEX) across the bus to be able to feed the sink and the shower. We also put the grey tank on the opposite side of where the dump station insists the drain be (ours is on the passenger side), so I run the drain hose under the bus to the correct side. All this to say, I'm aware of funky pipe routing issues, they go with the territory.
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If you're able to go with 26" instead of 23", this is basically the tank we got. This place looks like it's got free shipping?
https://www.recpro.com/100-gallon-rv...-and-bpa-free/
recpro sells the tanks from Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI), including special order items.

Here are the links to EPI's products:

Fresh water tanks

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Old 09-13-2019, 09:12 AM   #10
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Well, I pulled the trigger. 2 100's for Fresh and Waste, and one 32g waste.

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This should all fit on the drivers side, keeping the weight on the opposite side of the bus as the fuel. Still to be determined if it'll fit vertically or if I can figure out to lay them horizontally, but that's minimal and will be determined during fabrication!

I waited until this morning, to give the roto molders a chance, but got nothing but crickets over here. I'm sure I'll hear from them 2 months from now, eager to help me!


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