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Old 02-21-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Water Tank Replacement/Addition

I'd like to increase the capacity of my fresh water tank. There is room under the bed to either add a second tank, or replace the current tank with a larger one. Ideally I'd like to have around 40 gallons of capacity. I don't travel with water in the tank, or at most just a couple gallons, so weight isn't a problem.

Can anyone recommend a quality tank supplier?
Has anyone done this in a T1950?

We camp a lot a state parks where there aren't water connections, but we can fill the tank when we arrive.

Thanks for any help.
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I have bought from these folks before and all products I have bought, skylights, fenders skirts and AC shrouds have been very good quality.

While I have not bought a fresh tank from them, I would expect the quality to be very good.

https://www.icondirect.com/fresh-water-tanks/

Icon Direct is sold by other vendors, sometimes cheaper then buying direct from them. Amazon and Camping World I know sells some of their products. You can also order from Icon directly, I have, and the products show up in good shape and rather quickly.

Hope this helps

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This will be an interesting project going forward! Hope you are able to share it. We also camp without hookup to water. Careful conservation only extends so long. Catching rainwater has helped more than once but then it needs to rain. 2000 T-1950 Please do share TIA
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I just posted my addition of a 2nd water tank here.

I bought my tank from RecPro and they have many sizes, most of them have a 4-6 week lead time. They do have a few in stock though. I bought a 39 gallon in stock tank for $200 with sensors and fittings. The quality seems good.
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380lb of water?
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380lb of water?
I think more like 320 pounds, but I like the idea. The T-1950 is has an absurdly balanced fresh to gray to black ratio.

Let us know what you decide to do.
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380lb of water?
Why is that so shocking? Our trailer carries 500lbs of water.
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My T2499 (7,000# GVWR) and my T310SR (10,000# GVWR) both have 32 gallon fresh tanks in their 40 gallon system (6 gallons in the water heater, 2 gallons in the piping)

We can go 4.25 days on the 32 gallon tank before is sucks dry. Doing dishes inside and daily showers. Had to become a water mizer, but it works. An extra 7 gallons I could use if we had it. Just go longer before refilling.

Having a 60 gallon fresh tank like Mike's, Well I need more cargo capacity. I have managed to fill the T310 to the GVWR when hauling fresh water.
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Cargo capacity is the only downfall of our trailer. If we would install the washer/dryer we wouldn't be able to carry water. It's one or the other. But at this time we have no intention of installing a washer/dryer.
I've done a lot to the trailer since we saw you last year John. I've added solar panels, 7000lb axles and springs, 16" wheels and tires, and disc brakes.
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I've done a lot to the trailer since we saw you last year John. I've added solar panels, 7000lb axles and springs, 16" wheels and tires, and disc brakes.
Very cool! Need to hook up with you again to see the new mods!

I am out of cargo capacity for roof mounted solar. But then again, we we boondock we are under almost total tree cover so even portable solar has issues. Maybe when we start heading west with the camper, a form of solar will come.

Brakes, I almost went disk brakes, but went to heavy gage wire to each brake and self adjusting. That helped, but I know it is not the leap to disk which is night an day different. I also learned something new this year on brake drum rotor surface groves, more on that in a post by itself.
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