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Old 11-22-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
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E-Pro: REAL Capacity of Fresh Water Tank?

Anyone with an E-Pro or Geo Pro actually measured the capacity of the fresh water tank? There is a discrepancy between the advertised capacity and what the freight/CCC stickers attribute to a full fresh water tank. Product advertising says 37 gallons (or 31 if you believe the 37 includes hot water heater gallons). The CCC stickers would seem to indicate a 20 gallon tank size based on weight.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:54 PM   #3
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Even that (26 gal.) doesnít match up with the Cargo Carrying Capacity certification sticker on the side of the campers. They show 75 kg, or 165 lbs, for a full fresh water tank. That would translate to 165 lbs / 8.34 lbs/gal = 19.8 gallons.

I really like the E-Pro/Geo Pro campers, but ~20 gallons is a big turn off.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:22 PM   #4
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Haven't measured my actual capacity yet. But plan on bringing one or two of my Reliance 10g storage tanks in the bed of my pickup for times we may boondock and might need supplemental water.
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:04 PM   #5
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If you gan access the tank to measure it (as with a tape measure) Figure the volume in cubic feet, and use 7.5gallons per cubic foot...this will put you in the ball park.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:43 PM   #6
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If you gan access the tank to measure it (as with a tape measure) Figure the volume in cubic feet, and use 7.5gallons per cubic foot...this will put you in the ball park.
But then you have to add the extra capacity gained by "bottom sag" as well as "sidewall bulge".

Unless these plastic tanks are encased in a rigid container made of plywood they all want to expand in actual capacity.

I've read posts on this forum where people use a small, relatively inexpensive. inline water meter that people use for lawn watering etc to make sure they know how much water they're adding. I'm sure that a couple reasons are to limit the weight they are taking aboard and/or make sure they aren't overloading the tank itself and causing excessive bulging.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:30 PM   #7
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You said it!
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Has anyone figured this out? The latest webpage from Forest River is still showing 37 gallons for fresh water. Haven't filled my tank yet or measured dimensions.
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Measured with tape measure (LxWxH): 45.75" x 28.75" x 5.5"
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3.81 x 2.40 x 0.46 = 4.2

4.2 x 7.5 = 31.55 gals

Think this is right.

31 gals plus 6 gal water heater is 37 gals. Nice way to bloat the numbers.
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