Author Topic: Front Water Tank Mountings  (Read 349 times)

Offline Nifty

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Front Water Tank Mountings
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:35:29 PM »
Should the front water tank be supported or protected by foam sheets, as the rear one is? Mine seems to be sitting just on a bed of gravel (all that remains after removal of 20 litres of outback stones) and I think I might as well add some protection now that I'm this far in to it.

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Re: Front Water Tank Mountings
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 07:37:41 PM »
Would be a good thing to do, now your inside the housing.
When the tank and cover is back up, fix a piece of Gal flashing across the floor underside.   
Cover the gap between the chassis and the floor underside, just in front of the tank enclosure.
Has to cover the whole span between the chassis rails.
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Re: Front Water Tank Mountings
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 10:11:19 PM »
Yes, well, that became an abandoned bit of a project didn’t it. After removing the straps and the tank itself, and preparing a nice bit of half inch rubber for the base, I discovered I’d have to modify the straps at least, to be able to put it together again. I’ll bet I’m not the first either. I settled for foam down the edges instead, attached a couple of dozen hose clamps, freed up the electric pump and replaced the hand pump, so objective largely met. Those hand pumps are a good way to conserve water, aren’t they?

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Re: Front Water Tank Mountings
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 09:00:35 PM »
Paul managed to get 32kgs from around our front tank and we agree with Cruiser 105 about covering the gap is a must!