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Old 05-19-2016, 08:54 PM   #71
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Now you guys have me worried, my fresh water tank is full when I take it boondocking over some very rough forest roads, and I have had more than a few things come loose or fall off.

The brackets are a great idea, I will have to check my trailer this weekend and start working on a set. But with my luck the floor will fall out with the tank on the very next trip.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:18 PM   #72
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We travel with 100 gallons water. Ours has 6 1"x2" metal tubing across the bottom and sitting on the frame I-beam, no wood to rot. Three are stitch welded and the other three are bolted in so you can remove tank. Have not had problems, 15,000 miles towing in four years always full tanks. I think the tubing is the way to go over wood and angle iron.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:30 PM   #73
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Now you guys have me worried, my fresh water tank is full when I take it boondocking over some very rough forest roads, and I have had more than a few things come loose or fall off.

The brackets are a great idea, I will have to check my trailer this weekend and start working on a set. But with my luck the floor will fall out with the tank on the very next trip.
The conclusion I came to was my tank issue was a combination of two things. First off the Lippert (LCI) supplied tank support frame is not strong enough to support the tank. On our 2017 by dimensions we have a 39 gallon tank. When the supports bent it was only 3/4 full or 250 lbs or so. I do not think it would of came all the way out, but you never know. LCI made that support frame out of 1/8" thick plate bent into an angle and I don't know where they buy their steel, but it's some soft stuff. I left it at my sons thinking he might have been able to use it for something on his race cars, but he tossed it in the scrap pile when he noticed how soft it was. Secondly Rockwood used a cheap water tank with some unusually thin walls. The thing really balloons out. They had it jammed up tight to the underside of the floor and that along with only two light cross supports added to the issue. The tank I added made by Alpha systems is much more substantial, does not balloon out anywhere near as much as the stock one Rockwood used, and appears to have walls twice as thick.

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We travel with 100 gallons water. Ours has 6 1"x2" metal tubing across the bottom and sitting on the frame I-beam, no wood to rot. Three are stitch welded and the other three are bolted in so you can remove tank. Have not had problems, 15,000 miles towing in four years always full tanks. I think the tubing is the way to go over wood and angle iron.
Tube is not an option on the Roo, we do not have the frame height and using tube the tank would be too low to the ground. Nothing wrong with angles it just needs to be the right type. They used thin plate bent into an angle. Rolled angles are inherently stronger.
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We don't drink the water in campgrounds, we use bottle water for drinking and bottle water for coffee. It's amazing who would have thought twenty years ago that we would all be drinking bottle water.


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I guess so. But I'll continue to buy bottle water


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I used to drink the local water until I filled up in Flint, Michigan. Now I've grown a 3rd eye so I'm switching to bottled water.
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Even the dogs get bottled water now when camping. Flint is not alone. Feces in well water...
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