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Old 03-23-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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Size of tanks.

I hope i don't get hammered but this one just don't make any since. The 5th wheel ha a 90 gal. black tank. The gray tank is also a 90 gal. tank. Why in the world would you put a 20 gal. tank for fresh water. And then hide it under the sofa.....What a waste!! I am thinking about putting another tank downstairs of about 100 gal. and see if it could keep up with us when boon-docking. I am thinking of seeing about a newer pump for it and remove the current holding tank under the sofa. Now i wouldn't like to carry it full all the time but when getting close to where i am going to camp i can fill it. Ok, Am i 'water logged"?? I also would love to get feedback about using the tank heaters wonder if i need them. I may be at times in the north states at the winter time. Not often but could happen.We full-time so that could also factor in more reasons to do it or not. Should i include the heaters for the black and gray tanks as well? That and one other thing will get me closer to travel this year. Thanks Dan
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Makes more sense than 100 gal fresh and twin 45's for black and grey, but that's the end of it.
Many times the manufacturers just bought what was available as far as tanks ( size wise, black/grey ) and fitted them in rather that custom ordering. Tank location, well my first 2 , 5ers were as you describe, tank under the dinette , only when I got my third, a 2000, was the tank a good size and location; slung between the frame rails , directly above both axles; problem with that was , fresh tank was not heated so freeze up was a consideration. Above floor location was primarily to avoid freeze up so they fit in the tank size they could. If you have the weight carrying capacity you can add a larger tank, keep in mind side to side balance and the pin weight or lack of that 850lbs of water will produce.
If your out in cold areas then heat the tank, somehow.
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Yep that one thing i need to do. Check the weight on the pin and for over weight on the axles. Thanks for that. I forgot it completely. Thanks again, Dan
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BTY: TankDepot.com is a good source for fresh water tanks. They will install fittings wherever you ask. I bought a fresh water tank and had large fittings installed to use it for grey water. Great Lakes Skipper is also a good source for surplus tanks.
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Thanks Dave. I will check them out, Dan
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