fresh water

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:40
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What do you think is the best way to carry fresh water in a 100 series with out spending a fortune?
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:49

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:49
Lozza,
In 10lt plastic water containers.
Why 10lt? easy to lift, weighs just over 10kg
Can place them all around the vehicle to even out the weight.
If one gets a hole you have lost a maxamin of 10lt
Cost ,Cheap as chips, and only put in enough for the trip you are doing.(A 1 day trip maybe two, 26 day trip, as many as required)
Wayne
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:57

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:57
If you are looking to carry a bit more, search for marine supplies, they sell flexible tanks at about 1/2 the price of a certain large aftermarket supplier, can buy the size that suits you. Bit more expensive than drums, but more options also.
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:08

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:08
Try the catalogue for
www.whitworths.com.au
They have heaps of quality stuff at cheaper prices that can be used in the 4by.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:19

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:19
If in Melbourne, try C.H. Smith in Collingwood also.
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 22:03

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 22:03
Got a 100l flexable tank for $89 from a marine shop!!

Brian
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Reply By: lozza - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:37

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:37
I saw the flexible tanks in whitworths catalogue must have a look,and yes a lot cheaper than **b

Regards Lozza
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:56

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 18:56
Do asearch of this site...there have been plenty threads on carrying water especially the water bladders.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:12

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:12
I agree with Wayne,small amounts of water in plastic containers,cheap,easy to store,only loose small amount of water if one breaks,ETC.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:22

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:22
The bladders made by Float Pac are the way to go, they make the **B ones too.
I've been using two for about 14 years now. The normal (from whitworths) sqaure shaped ones work ok on the floor under the kids feet (as long as the kids are little). I have two 50l water ones and a 100 litre diesel (rarely put more than 80l in it), apart from puncturing one (coz some dickead-me put the bashplate from under the troopy on top of it on the roofrack on a desert trip along the Hay) we have never had a problem with any of them. One hung in between the inside and outside panels behind the troopy's lh front door for over 12 years. The diesel one gets put on the roofrack and drained into the main tank every time we stop so as to get the weight off the roof asap.
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Reply By: Rojac - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:26

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:26
22 lt plastic jerry cans. h/d plastic, 2 fit nicely in plastic rectangular tub ( in case your worried about leakage.)
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Reply By: Stonebreaker - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 03:28

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 03:28
Whatever you choose, choose jerrycans that don't let any light thru. Algae will start to grow (even if you don't see them, they can be microscopic) in those clear plastic jerrycans.
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 13:40

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 13:40
What about using 10 litre casks in cardboard box - light - easy to stack and you don't have to bring them home when empty
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 15:52

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 15:52
And they have a better flavour than plain water. Right Fred?

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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:52

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:52
Lozza. I fit a 10 L jerry on the LHS and a 20 L on the RHS behind the wheel arches.
They fit very neatly to the side of the Boxing system. They have taps fitted and use a 400mm hose to run the water out. I also have a swing away jerry holder on the rear bar for access to water quickly. For remote trips I fit the 50 L bladder on the rear floor. Surges and sloshes around a bit but I empty it out first. Plenty of room under the car on the LHS for a 60 L permenant tank if you want to go that way.
As has already been mentioned, don't put all your water in one basket.
Craig...................
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