52L Water tank

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 16:39
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Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on one of those "Outback" 52L plastic water tanks. One 4WD place quoted $430 which seems outrageous for a simple plastic tank/fittings. Am even happy to buy one without the fittings & sort those out for myself. I'm in Melb but will source from interstate if the price is much better
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Reply By: Magnus - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:18

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:18
Drew T

Check out the offerings at Whitworths the marine suppliers. They have at least 3 sizes in the plastic water tanks. Yachties use them.. They are a lot cheaper than the 4x4 shops. Look good but u would need to check out in person. Whitworths is national

The web address is on my home page at

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Magnus
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:22

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:22
I stand to be corrected Magnus but I dont think we have Whitworths here in SA ?
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Follow Up By: Magnus - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:53

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 21:53
Try

Port Adelaide

85 St Vincents St
Port Adelaide SA 5015

phone 08 8240 3777
fax 08 8240 5111

Open mon fri 8:30 - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 - 1:00pm

UBD Map Ref 91 P8

Hope that helps

Cheers

Magnus

PS Where is Port Adelaide. Is it near Adelaide? Serious Question!

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:27

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:27
Yes Magnus as it reads, Adelaides shipping port area, about 8-10 ks from city centre. Just looked in ph book and you are correct, thanks we learn something everyday !
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 10:02

Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 10:02
Steve,

Whitworths used to be Quin's at Pt Adelaide, just west of the Birkenhead bridge. They are boat dealers, marine supplies, chandlery, etc.

Cheers
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Reply By: Harry - Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 21:03

Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 21:03
Hey Drew , I just installed a 52L stainless water-tank.
What particular vehicle are you in?
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Follow Up By: DrewT - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 09:19

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 09:19
Its for one of the new model Prados (Prado 120)
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Follow Up By: Harry - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 21:58

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 21:58
Mine was for the underneath of my Troopy,cost $500 (cheap compared to ARB 40L @$750 +fitting)
Bloke did a real nice job of it and I would go back again.I had to fit it, but I enjoy a challenge, it's in now and very happy.
I saw the 110L tank he put in behind his backseat in his 80 series, nice job. Took up stuff all room.
Are you interested?
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Reply By: Anthony - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:00

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:00
Hi Drew,

You should get the tank your after at Carac's Dandenong Cavavan Accessories, 21 Frankston Road Dandenong Tel 03 97947977. The ALKO 52 litre tank is $90-00 inc GST. It measures 1010 x 330 x 180 mm.

Carac's is the retail supplier for Camec. Go to the website to find the tank your looking for and quote the part number to the people at Carac's. The website is www.camec.com.au, look under plumbing suppliers from memory.

I am going to fit another couple of tanks to my camer trailer, but that means I still have to make the support brackets etc. I think the price will be a lot cheaper doing it my self. - Cheers Anthony.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:32

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:32
Hi,

What's the water tast like from these tanks?? Does it get a plastic taste?

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Anthony - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:41

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 14:41
Hi Austravel,

They use the same type of tank in caravans and camper trailers. The water tastes fine from our existing tank which is about 12 months old.

Some people have had algae grow in the tank but I believe this will only happen if you use clear pipes. The light causing the algae to develop. This can be fixed by using the black poly pipe instead of clear pipes for the filler and pump. - cheers Anthony
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