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  • #1438

    smithn00
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    Has anyone added a water tank/jug to their camper?

    #1440

    comccoy
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    I’ve kicked the idea around a few times. Maybe be a 5 or 10 gallon that mounts under the camper. I’ve not run across the perfect solution yet. And I need to get the electronics done first 😛

    #1476

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    Yes, added a 40 ltr tank under the camper just aft of the axil. Fitted a 3litre/min marine water pump, sink and tap. Added a t junction off the sink tap for the shower to plug into.

    Fill point is in he galley RH, sink and tap in the galley LH

    Drains into a portable 40ltr grey water tank I got from the local RV store.. This was a regional requirement to get certified (self contained), In Newzealand we need this certification to use most free camping spots.

    #1477

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    Another couple of thoughts that may help if you go down this road.

    run the wiring in the galley down threw a riser pvc tube, this has several benefits.

    prevents water, should a leak occur, from entering the cabin,

    But make sure the riser is

    A .. not so tall that any flooding will reach any of the electronics

    B…. tall enough that water can drain out the back of the galley.

    Havent had any issues YET but have a large lithium battery in there so fear of turning my camper into a massive Roman candle has required some carefull planning.

     

    #1479

    smithn00
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    Could you describe the “riser”.  I can’t picture it in my mind.  From where to where.

    Thanks

    #1480

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    #1481

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    The picture is of the gap between the galley and R/H side of camper. It’s probably not even necessary, just a precaution.

    #1482

    ArtisticAdam
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    here is a 3D cross section to help illustrate psgramps idea

    CLC Electrical Riser

    #1485

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    Thanks Adam,

    Thats very well done, way better picture.

    #1496

    apkley
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    psgramps, thanks for the posts on the sink/water.  I have just finished my electrical wiring, and will definitely add a PVC riser for the reasons you stated (too busy having fun to consider water in the galley 🙂

    We are still undecided on the addition of a sink.  We were able to salvage a sink from an old travel trailer and are considering installation.  It has a handpump, so it would not be as complex as your setup.

    Would you mind posting some pictures of the guts of your system?  Specifically, some interior shots of the tubing underneath, how you mounted the blue and runs into the gray water tanks, and how the fill system works.  I’d like to get an appreciation for the complexity.

    #1498

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    Happy to.Water fill. Sourced.marine shop

     

    #1499

    psgramps@gmail.com
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    Happy to.Water fill. Sourced.marine shop

     

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    psgramps@gmail.com
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