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Submitted: Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:35
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I went to Rays today and got one of those 59 lt water tanks. Its called a caravan/trailer water tank, and at $59 seemed like a good deal. My plan was to use this in my Camper Trailer which is currently being manufactured. However i am going to use it in the back of the 4by for an upcoming Easter trip away as the camper will not be ready in time. I have a space available in my storage system to mount the tank securely. Ok I'm to the point now. Just not sure why it has so many threaded holes. There is a bungless hole on one of the flat sides, not sure if this is a filler or a breather? On one end is a 2 smallish plugs of which one is a bung and the other is open, as well as a largish filler pipe?



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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:48

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:48
Gday mate
I got one of those water tanks for semi-trailers and it just fits under the bed in my troopie, I run a hose out to a tap on the rear bumper and also run another hose from a T to a 12v pump so i can shower as well ,the tank is 80 liters and cost $110.00 www.bmackay.com.au/dp/tank.html
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:49

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:49
depends on how you mount it, the normal position would be flat on the floor, with the two bungs towards the bottom and the filler uppermost. those two bungs are the outlet (s), usually only use one in a vehicle.
The threaded hole in the big flat side is the breather, drill a 1/4 " hole in the bottom of the recess and then thread a fitting into it to take the pipe away to the highest point inside the vehicle, if temporary installation cable tie it to a grab handle or top of cargo barrier
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:53

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:53
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: hazo - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:50

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:50
Hi Brew,
The large hole on the flat side is the top breather, the large stalk halfway up the end is the filler and the two small ones are outlets, usually only one of these is drilled out,the one not drilled can be used as a drain by fitting suitable short hose and tap after opening up witha drill.Same setup as most caravan tanks.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:54

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:54
Thanks hazo. Since i stopped drinking the brain has disengaged lol.
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Reply By: Member - Ray (SA) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:57

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 19:57
Do you need some sort of filter for the breathers?
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 20:15

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 20:15
I forgot to mention that I use it upside down with breather taps etc and to fill it i force water backwards , as shown below
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 09:18

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 09:18
As in the tree on the car Doug?
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