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Old 03-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Thanks, Matt.

I looked at a lot of options before going in this direction. The tank is 60" wide and requires a bit of finesse to get it in place - so this is a semi-permanent install. I don't plan on removing the tank unless there is a very compelling reason.

We're looking forward to trying it out on our upcoming outing. The ABS tanks do not have inlet or outlet drains installed, so I had to cut in 3 holes for the water fittings. The one on the top for fill is near drivers side for easy filling. The drain fittings are on the left and right sides of the tank ( two 3/8 fittings running to 1/2" pex "T" fitting then to a hose nozzle) - I figure that the tank will be able to drain fairly well when the truck is leaning to the left or right.
hope you realize the amazing tank was a joke - cause your pictures are not of the tank but some 2x4's on a saw horse with the Pex and the place where the tank is going to be mounted in the bed of your truck
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #12
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I got that....

Don't have any photos showing the tank well - here is one of the tank before it was 'mated to the under plumbing.'
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #13
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thats an amazing tank you got there Darren, it is so clean and clear I dont even see it

Let's see the pictures of it in the bed - I am intrested to see it
Black thing with the yellow strap and the drain in the bottom at the front of the bed 😊
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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This is a 45 gal "portable" water tank from CW:

New World Mfg - Portable RV Fresh Water Tank: 45 Gallon - CW1605 - Pumps & Tanks - Camping World

It folds up small when not is use and can wit in the truck bed or back of a SUV...or even on the roof as shown...for easy siphoning.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #16
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I'd recommend using half-moon tank used in livestock trailers. They typically are put on the roof, but the truck bed works well also; they have a top fill and a bottom hose bib for drawoff. A small RV water pump will put it into your RV tank. Here's a link for the one I bought:
Barn & Trailer - Trailer Water Tanks - Half-Moon Hay Rack Water Caddy: Ranch City

48 gal, $110
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #17
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Whatever tank you decide, from 55 gal food-grade barrel to semi-permanently mounted tank, I'd second the 12V pump. I picked up a 12V boat bilge pump for $25 from a Boat N RV store near me (I know, we don't buy full units there, but they've got a heck of a parts dept,) and hooked up a section of water or garden hose to the outlet. Then you can just drop it in the tank with its wiring harness plugged in to your truck or TT, turn it on and pump 'er out. Good luck!
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I too grew tired of using 5 gallon cans to fill the freshwater tank. I just picked up a 55 Gallon plastic barrel from Craigslist. It had Apple Juice concentrate in it so it's food grade. 15 bucks and im buyin a submersible pump for around 50 bucks. If anybody looks into "inline" style pumps be carefull most of them require adding oil (vegetable) for priming. Too much work for me i'll just cut a hole into the top big enough to drop the submersible pump in and power with the Honda.
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