Originally Posted by BeNimble
What made it difficult? Haven't put my tanks in yet.
The fore tank is right next to the condensor, leaving basically no spare room to mount it. I hung it in a sheet metal frame supported by galvanized straps wrapping galvanized angle iron, bolted into square stock through the bus floor ribs.
I had to loosen and shift the condensor about a quarter inch to the outboard, and I relocated some of the condensor fan wiring so it didn't interfere with the sheet metal enclosure.
The whole bus has a little more than a foot of clearance from the ground so I was working in an incredibly tight and uncomfortable position for most of the installation.
There is six inches between the fore and aft tanks. I ended up cutting an access panel through the bus floor to complete the ABS plumbing between the tanks.
I'm just now finishing the enclosure for the aft tank so I can install it. I removed the skirt brace (it braces the the bottom edge of the fiberglass body) and removed the ground strap, then cut and ground down all bolts that penetrated into the space so they wouldn't abrade the plastic tank or dimple the sheet metal. The aft tank is clear of the condensor so there's a little more room to maneuver.
All this work is upside down with a constant shower of twenty years of road grime.
Like Argobus, I will dread having to remove them for any reason. That's why I'm trying to do the best possible install job.