12 Volt water supply

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 13:32
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Hi All,

I have 100 series cruiser and am thinking about installing a flatened water tank that sits on the rear floor behind front seats. Kids only sit back there so shouldnt be a problem. I,m also thinking about plumbing by running a hose to a 12 volt pump and to a tap that resides in the cargo area. I,m sure this has been done many times before so looking for feed back particual on best way to set this up? What sort of 12 volt pump and tap etc. Does anyone know of a tank thats ideal for this location?

Appreciate all feed back
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Reply By: Member - Neil G (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 14:50

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 14:50
Hi Rare,
I've got an old 60 series and we have a 42 litre tank in the foot well behind the front seats. I couldn't find one without a tail shaft hump on the under side. In hindsight it works out well as it provides a baffle to prevent too much weight transfer. Also having the tank on the floor keeps the weight down low in the car as well.
We didn't fit it with a pump but put a metre long hose on the outlet on each side with garden hose fittings. When not in use the hose lies across the floor at the end of the tank and tucks up at the side of the back seat. This makes the outlet higher than the tank so we have no leaks.
When we need water we just place the hose into a bucket/billy etc on the ground and let gravity do the work - it works better if you loosen the cap on the tank. Because of the "baffle" in the tank we have a hose on both ends of the tank. It all works well. We got our tank from Kulkyne Kampers, we always find them good ( no affiliation!)
Hope you find this helpful,
Cheers
Neil

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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 14:54

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 14:54
Look here ....... REAR FOOT WELL WATER TANK

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Follow Up By: bluefella - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 15:20

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 15:20
I like the look of that shaker, thanks
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Reply By: martin c1 - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 18:23

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 18:23
A boat's submersible bilge pump works well and is cheaper than inline pumps from RV places. regards marty.
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Reply By: Member - Salt grinder - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 22:34

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 22:34
G'day Rare

I fitted a 50lt tank internally with inline pump and an outlet tap at the back door a few months back. Been meaning to post it up on the forum & other places for others to see. Cheap, simple and easy to do and works like a regular tap flow. Plus easy to fill.
I would patent this if I could but you can have it for nix.

I'll try to take some pics tomorrow (if the rain stops) and give you a couple of links.


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Follow Up By: Member - Salt grinder - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 22:45

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 22:45
PS

My pump cost about $35 plus a few neat hose joiners and electric switch . . . . Cost ? say about $50 plus your tank

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Follow Up By: rare - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:56

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:56
Thats great salt grinder thanks
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Reply By: Member - Salt grinder - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 20:47

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 20:47
G'day Rare

As promised.
Just posted up in forum . . . tank fitting details and pics. Thread 101511

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