Water bladders

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
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I am thinking of buying a water bladder that lays on the floor between the front and rear seats. I am interested to know if there is anyone out there who has used one and how it went and any problems. Thanks, Phil
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Reply By: pussyperfection - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
hiya phil, i went thru the same thing as you re th water bladder, and came to the conclusion they are ok if you dont have anyone in the back seat, if you dont mind drinking warm water and run the risk of pinching it in the back door. so i didn't get one, went with a couple of plastic jerry's instead!
rick
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Check out
http://www.floatpac.com/

They have them there, and even the measurements, no idea on price, the company isin Melbourne.
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Reply By: Eric - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
Phil.
I tried one of these on a simpson crossing and found that when it was 3/4 full the water was sloshing back and forwards and the bung came off and we had no water and wet gear.
Eric.
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Reply By: jono - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
G'day Phil..I've had one for a couple of years..whatever I do I can't seem to get that delightful plastic taste out of the water. I also lost a closure off it and didn't wake up until my partner remarked that she could here waves breaking!...Saturated the carpets etc. So you can guess I'm not all thrilled with it.
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Reply By: Melissa - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Phil, We've been using an Opposite Lock 55 litre water bladder for a couple of years now and have been pretty happy with it. No problems, except despite flushing it several times with Bi-carb per manufacturers instructions can't get rid of the slightly plastic tainted taste. No problem for us as we keep that water supply for washing only. Contrary to other comments above, we've had no problem with leaks, sloshing water noise or catching in doors etc. Our young'n is still in a car seat so it doesn't interfere with leg room or anything and sits nice a low behind the front seats, therefore keeping our centre of gravity low. I've seen some people who have installed simple removable false floors that sit over the bladder to keep it away from kid's feet and/or enable luggage to be packed on top. I have no qualms recommending a good quality water bladder. Regards, Melissa
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Reply By: royce - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Collect heaps of plastic softdrink [cooldrink WA!] bottles. Stash them all over your rig. Some in the esky or fridge. One breaks.... you've got the rest. Cheers Royce
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Reply By: Gus - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Phil, I bought a the Opposite Lock 55L bladder for a central oz trip a few months ago and despite flushing out numerous times and adding bi-carb, vanilla, citric acid, nothing will remove the disgusting plastic taste. The bladder is now filled with water sitting for a few weeks in a further attempt to draw the taste out. Other than that, it worked well with a tube and tap fitted and survived being pinched in the sliding mechanism of the driver's seat when pushed back. But, for us having to take separate drinking water defeated the purpose entirely. Cheers, Gus
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Phil - We have an opposite lock 65 litre bladder. Went on a 4 month 25000 km trip last year and have just completed a trip through Central Australia.

Prior to the first tripput bi carb soda in for a week and then flushed out. No problems with taste. This year flushed out with Miltons baby bottle cleaner.

After flushing out twice again no problems. On the trip last year we stored our camera bags and laptop computer on the bladder without a problem. This year had our 6
year old and a thirteen year old niece with us. No problems with the kids standing on the bag. Would highly recommend.

Regards

Gary
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Reply By: CJ - Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00
these are the Float Pac prices I obtained

4WD Water Tanks Effective Feb 2002

Code Capacity Litres Dimensions (mm)Length x Width x Height I Retail Inc GST
WS60 20 To fit Toyota 60 series rear quarter panel 880 x 410 x 190 $230.00
WS80 30 To fit Toyota 80 series rear quarter panel 1030 x 520 x 190 $254.00
WS100 30 To fit Toyota 100 series rear quarter panel 1030 x 520 x 190 $254.00
WGU 20 To fit Nissan GU Patrol rear quarter panel 960 x 330 x 150 $231.00
WGQ 85 To fit behind front seats & across cargo area 1370 x 460 x 200 $299.00
WJROO 35 Recovery Gear Cavity Under Rear Seat 1150 x 300 x 110 $251.00
WDIS 70 To fit behind front seats & across cargo area 1320 x 460 x 110 $308.00
WNMP 90 Pajero under floor cavity 850 x 500 x 230 $293.00
W35 35 To fit behind front seats & across cargo area 1470 x 320 x 160 $147.00
W55 55 To fit behind front seats & across cargo area 1350 x 400 x 160 $211.00
W85 85 To fit behind front seats & across cargo area 1320 x 460 x 220 $293.00

and tanks for fuel
Diesel Tanks
Code Capacity Litres Dimensions (mm) Length x Width x Height Price(Diesel)
D45 45 1020 x 485 x 160 (H) $200.00
D85 85 1020 x 710 x 270 (H) $234.00
D125 125 1020 x 910 x 270 (H) $269.50
D150 150 1080 x 990 x 270 (H) $346.50
D200 200 1330 x 990 x 300 (H) $423.50
D300 300 1680 x 990 x 340 (H) $473.00
D500 500 2020 x 1150 x 390 (H) $619.00


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