Smaller water containers

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 03:44
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We are purchasing a small motorcycle camper trailer for our trike. We would really like a 20-25 litre under floor water tank at the rear to help balance the camper with its drawbar chest and fridge mount. Such a tank with a tap and easy filler would be great.

However I cant find one that size nor one at a reasonable price. 55-60 litres seems the smallest. The alternatives are carrying several 2 ltr bottles of water in the storage area- not good or containers mounted to the sides of the camper about half the size of the standard jerry can, plastic is fine. But we will need metal mounts for this and I cant find them at camping stores.

Anyone?
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 04:36

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 04:36
Hi eaglefree

This crowd have a tough as 15 litre and 20 litre - not sure though if it fits with your 'reasonable price'
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:19

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:19
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Woolworths have 15 ltr bottles of water with taps. I'm not to sure they will suite, but no harm in looking.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:29

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:29
You can buy a rectangular plastic jerrycan, or a square water drum which holds 20-25l. Places like Supacheap and Bunnings have them. Depends on whether they would fit in the space you have, but you could probably modify one as a semi permanent installation. We use several 3l plastic juice bottles for drinking water - they are surprisingly robust, and some even have a handle. We typically use them for a couple of trips(up to 3 months) before we toss them out. The reason why we like the 3 litre size is, apart from being easy to handle, you can put any quality of water in them, (so you always have water) but not much to empty out if better quality water becomes available - no "all of our water eggs in one basket"!

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 10:22

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 10:22
Check out the range that Ovesco has on their website(ovesco.com.au)

They have tanks from 15L to 200L, in a variety of styles and shapes. They also provide excellent service and prompt despatch.

A Google search for "poly tanks" will reveal a number of other suppliers too.

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Reply By: KevinE - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 10:26

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 10:26
I wouldn't put a water tank at the back of the trailer eaglefree; it makes the back of the tow vehicle roll up & down on rough roads (even bitumen). We had one there when we bought our CT & we got sea sick driving on York Peninsular lol!

We just use those 10L disposables from supermarkets in the storage area (above the axle) & they have done the job quite well.

Cheers,

Kevin :=)
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Reply By: eaglefree - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:37

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:37
thankyou all very much
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Follow Up By: eaglefree - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:43

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:43
https://www.ovesco.com.au/products.php?catname=Water+Tanks+&cat=5&sub=21&subname=Water+Tanks

great site eh. point taken about mounting at the rear of the trailer.
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Reply By: Dingojim - Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 10:13

Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 10:13
Hi eaglefree and all. Mate of mine with a setup like yours uses wine cask bladders. He reckons it's a bit fiddly filling them but the water always tastes OK. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: eaglefree - Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 13:08

Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 13:08
thanks Dingojim. and will enjoy emptying them. lol
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Reply By: SDG - Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 19:43

Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 19:43
Having been to a fair few bike rallies over the years, I have seen many a bike trailer. One I liked had a pvc pipe the length of his trailer with a tap. Thought about doing same to my trailer.
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