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Old 05-18-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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I'll be replacing the water tank since the original one dimensionally won't work after converting from twins to a walk around queen. I'm leaning towards a tank with 3/8" thick walls, but is that really worth the extra $$? Tanks with 1/8" walls are far cheaper.
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I'll be replacing the water tank since the original one dimensionally won't work after converting from twins to a walk around queen. I'm leaning towards a tank with 3/8" thick walls, but is that really worth the extra $$? Tanks with 1/8" walls are far cheaper.

If you're careful to avoid overfilling it and you travel with it empty or only partially filled, you should have no trouble.

Running the hose in the tank and forgetting about it is a sure way to crack them- the overflow tube is never as big as the inflow, and the pressure can quickly get high enough to crack the tank.

I've heard of but never witnessed a crack that results from rough travel with a full tank. Others may know more.
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I would be leery of 1/8" thick tanks, water is heavy and sloshing around could over power the lighter material. 3/8" thick seems a bit overkill, but much better than 1/8". If they make a 1/4" wall thickness, I would think that would be sufficient.
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Yeah, I was concerned about the 1/8" walls as well. The better built tanks I've seen are 3/16" or 3/8" +/- 1/16". Looks like that is the route I'll go.
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