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Old 02-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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So, Where's Your Black Water Tank Located?

I just learned that some of the manufacturers locate their black water tanks inside the unit, like in the bench seat storage area. I am familiar enough with black water to just prefer not having it under my sleeping/eating area - just a personal preference. I have seriously considered either the porta-potti or the cassette toilet (loved having it) instead of the freshwater toilet of which I have had a few. So, where's your black water tank located? Like I said, this is my personal preference and whatever suits you is fine. Really, I think I would be happier not having the black water tank at all.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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In the scamp its in the bathroom above floor just under the throne seat. The throne seat and the black water tank are all attached together.
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Thanks! You know I noticed in the photos of the Scamps that the toilet looked different than what I had seen before. I guess I never thought about that egg body being, well, not really having a bottom to attach the tanks underneath and run them inside.
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Actually Cathy the larger grey water tank is underneath the trailer at the back on the Scamp. A number of the eggs do have at least some of their tanks on the outside.
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So where is the fresh water tank located?

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Under a seat inside.

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The fresh water tank is at the rear under the seat/bench on the passenger side on mine - it may have moved to the other side on newer ones though as mine has the city water and electrical hook ups on the passenger side as well - those have since been moved to the drivers side.
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So if the fresh water tank is inside the Scamps does that mean you can winter camp with water in them and they wont freeze?

Ya Ed, our pillows, sleeping bags, camp chairs etc still smell like campfire. I havent taken those things back to storage yet so my entry way smells like campfire every time we walk by. WE LOVE IT!! Feels like we're still camping!

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I just learned that some of the manufacturers locate their black water tanks inside the unit, like in the bench seat storage area.
The Black tank is always directly beneath the toilet, or at least one part of it is. I have never seen one at any distance away from the toilet, as under a dinette seat at one end of the trailer while the toilet is in the middle or at the other end of the trailer. If it is above the floor, it will be inside the bathroom.
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Most RVs seem to have their fresh water tanks within the RV and not suspended below the trailer. The Escape was the first I ever heard of that put freshwater outside the body of the trailer.

Just my experience....
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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The Boler 1700 has the fresh tank outside, the grey outside and the black inside, under the toilet and partially under the street-side hamper.

My new Bigfoot 21 is the first I have ever seen where the fresh tank is inside (I am considering moving that to outside as well as getting rid of the insulation and heating systems for all 3 tanks!)
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So if the fresh water tank is inside the Scamps does that mean you can winter camp with water in them and they wont freeze?
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Yes and no

The area the fresh water tank is enclosed in is not heated but its not likely to freeze up if the temps are at the freezing level or just slightly below and if its not left sitting for more than a day or so....... having said that the water you use ends up in the grey tank which is outside. So you would need to dump the grey tank every day when in freezing weather and I add a little anti freeze into it & the drains at night.
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Just an FYI, after camping in Jasper in late September and having my water freeze at night I learned a pretty cool trick!!
Wrapping all those areas you don't want to freeze... Water inlet, outlet pipes with heat tape will accommodate your extended camping season. The heat tape can be purchased in various lengths... Got mine at Bumper to Bumper. Of course you still need electricity but works like a charm. ;o)
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #14
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My Bigfoot has both the gray& blackwater tanks underneath.
Fresh water tank is passenger side under the rear seat.
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