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Old 02-12-2016, 01:30 PM   #11
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Personally I like portable containers for extra water. Easier to take and fill at a water source if the trailer is set up for a few days.

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That's exactly what we do too.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #12
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That's exactly what we do too.
Same here . 2 -6 gal. , 1 -3 gal. , 1 -5 gal total extra 20 gal if needed . Only take what is needed or all 20 gal . Pat
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:37 PM   #13
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I've sort of done that already. If you go to my post under mods. "Adding underfloor insulation" you can see there's an area just ahead of the grey water tank where there's lot's of room for an additional tank. There's also a similar area behind it. However both are either ahead or behind the axles so balance would be affected.
Great stuff, Ron! I guess missed your topic when it first appeared, although the subject of insulation and underfloor layout has come up before in less detail.
Direct link to Ron's thread: Adding underfloor insulation

One factor which didn't matter to the insulation board but would matter to a tank is vertical clearance: the top four inches is between the frame rails is available, but additional depth can depend on parts such as suspension. The rearward available location (between stock fresh and grey tank locations) runs over the square tubes of the Torflex suspension. A four-inch (10 cm) tank isn't very deep, but could still have about as much volume as the stock freshwater tank, given an area about four feet (1.2 m) square - less space for brackets and plumbing - to occupy.

Anything not exactly at the axle position (in the case of a tandem like this, the position midway between the axle lines) will affect balance, but not by much when it is this close. The area behind the grey tank and ahead of the stock freshwater tank is right over the axles, right?
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #14
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I installed an auxiliary 13 gallon waste tank 9 years ago and it still works fine. The plumbing for a fresh water tank would be much simpler and could allow for fairly easy removal when not needed.

I installed it under the trailer but a fresh water tank could be installed in any cabinet. This link provides details. Escape Trailer Auxiliary Tank - Fiberglass RV

13 gallons isn't much more fresh water but the waste storage sure comes in handy for the four of us.
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I installed an auxiliary 13 gallon waste tank 9 years ago and it still works fine. The plumbing for a fresh water tank would be much simpler and could allow for fairly easy removal when not needed.

I installed it under the trailer but a fresh water tank could be installed in any cabinet. This link provides details. Escape Trailer Auxiliary Tank - Fiberglass RV

13 gallons isn't much more fresh water but the waste storage sure comes in handy for the four of us.
Great work . Very neat and well thought out . If you don't mind me asking what trailer do you have ? Pat
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:27 PM   #16
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Thane - I had forgotten about the details of your waste tank installation. Thanks for the excellent description and the link to it. An additional freshwater tank certainly would be easy to plumb in comparison.

Pat, I assume that this is Thane's early (sometime pre-2007) 17B.

Thane's additional waste tank appears to be placed ahead of the axle and rearward of the stock grey tank.
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Thane - I had forgotten about the details of your waste tank installation. Thanks for the excellent description and the link to it. An additional freshwater tank certainly would be easy to plumb in comparison.

Pat, I assume that this is Thane's early (sometime pre-2007) 17B.

Thane's additional waste tank appears to be placed ahead of the axle and rearward of the stock grey tank.
Thanks Brian . Pat
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Yep, 2006 trailer, mounted as noted.
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