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Old 01-03-2021, 10:56 AM   #21
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This is the post I've been looking for. I've been searching for weeks for the right fresh and gray tanks....
Please keep the replies coming.

The best tank source we've found is ClassACustoms... check their site for their "flat rate shipping" tanks


https://www.classacustoms.com/Water-...ping_c_11.html
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:42 PM   #22
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The best tank source we've found is ClassACustoms... check their site for their "flat rate shipping" tanks


https://www.classacustoms.com/Water-...ping_c_11.html
Thanks! I checked out the site and looked at the flat rate. Not too bad...a little cheaper I also see the basic plumbers kit. Is this what you used? What do you think?
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:56 PM   #23
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Thanks! I checked out the site and looked at the flat rate. Not too bad...a little cheaper I also see the basic plumbers kit. Is this what you used? What do you think?
Actually, I hate to say, I don't know about the basic plumbers kit or what's in it. We have a plastic welder and I've used that to put in ports where needed. You can get a decent one for under $100 on Amazon. I do like and recommend their tanks, though.
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:29 AM   #24
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I will second ClassACustoms. Mounted inside. Not only does this protect from freezing but also road gators.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:19 AM   #25
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Thank you for your help. And now I have 2 thumbs up for classAcustoms. I finally made the decision and ordered through them at their flat rate option like you suggested and it should be here some between the 7th and 16th of Feb.
Since I have no idea of what I'll need, I did end up ordering the basic plumbers kit. Let's hope I can post the pics.....
I'm doing it all on my own and quite ignorant so I can't name the parts.
Thank you for your input and advice!Screenshot_20210123-095344.jpgScreenshot_20210123-101800.jpg
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I will second ClassACustoms. Mounted inside. Not only does this protect from freezing but also road gators.
Thanks! mine is going inside as well. No need for me to worry about it freezing!
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:45 PM   #27
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We got our fresh water tank from National Tank Outlet.

https://www.ntotank.com/rv-fresh-water-tanks

We went with a single 100 gallon tank and mounted it inside, under the bed at the rear of the bus. I chose a tank that was short and wide to work with that space and it fit perfectly.


It is a giant tank





It is really important to make sure these big tanks cant shift while underway. They are unbaffled so the sloshing water will have a lot of power. I built a wooden cage around it so it cant move at all.





the 12v pump is located under a false bottom in this compartment.


the gravity fill and hose connections are hidden behind a removable panel on the footboard of the bed.





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Wow, that's a beautiful job you did there. A whole lot of work. It looks secure to me. I like the idea of the 2x2 that you have horizontally at the door. That should also help to brace it. Nicely done!!!
When possible, I'll be travelling with as little water as I can get away with because the idea of the tank flying is really frightening. I wish they came with baffles.
My tank came today and I only ordered it on Thursday. It was supposed to come anywhere between Feb 7-16, so I was shocked when the FedEx truck pulled up the driveway this morning that's crazy!!
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You are doing a very nice job with your Crown. Those were such nice buses to drive, I always look for an excuse to drive my son's Crown. They were hand built with such care and good engineering. It looks like you are following the pattern. I rode to school every day on a Crown super coach. It was a shame I lived so close to the school.

If you are worried about safety in a collision, remember in a transit / type D bus the bus driver is the first person to the wreck. Therefore 800 pounds of water flying forward may be a moot point. I looked for baffled tanks when I did my bus and could not find them so I used smaller tanks and interconnected them for the volume I needed. It was a PITA but it did work. I have 60 gallons on the inside that won't freeze and 90 gallons in the insulated baggage bays that remain empty unless I am in weather that won't freeze real hard or where water is hard to get. It is on a pump that supplies the inside tanks. I know over complicated.
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