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Old 10-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #15
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Hey Donna, you gonna order your Escape 5.0 TA without water tanks?
Seriously, haven't decided. If I decide NOT, I'd still have it plumbed for a tank. It kinda depends on which side of the trailer the tank is on, truly.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #16
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So, no tank, no bathroom/shower?

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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So, no tank, no bathroom/shower?

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No, always hooked up. OR jugs of water (just like winter camping)
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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I've thought about removing the water tank in my trailer. When I am not hooked up to water, I carry jugs.. so the tank isn't used and that space for storage looks appealing.

On the other hand, there's no outside access to the space. And the idea of unmaking the bed or lifting cushions, etc. to get into a small space to get something is even less appealing. I've seen where folks have built a sliding door to get into the under dinette storage, but I really dislike getting down on my hands and knees to root around looking for something. YMMV So, the water tank stays...
My bed takes up only 2/3 of the cabin space, so I can open the seats on the last 1/3- removing the water tank now allows me to poke things into that space. (Only longer things or things unlikely to shift during travel, though.) Before, the tank blocked the opening, which allowed me to use only the remaining 1/3.

However, if I had a big trailer with other water needs (other than a too-small-for anything sink) I'd have a water tank.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #19
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Under the circumstances you describe and your needs, Bobbie.. maybe removing the tank and using the space would be best for you. It does take up quite a bit of room you may find is more valuable for storage.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #20
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No, always hooked up. OR jugs of water (just like winter camping)
But Donna, when you retire and start to head down south to join some of us who are on limited retirement budgets and camping on the cheap you might find you like want a shower
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Im with Carol, I tent camped for years and Im so happy to have a shower and running water for washing and doing dishes! I think about adding another tank to increase my capacity lol.
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Im with Carol, I tent camped for years and Im so happy to have a shower and running water for washing and doing dishes! I think about adding another tank to increase my capacity lol.
I would be, too, in a bigger trailer with a bigger sink. But the one in the Campster really isn't worth having. First, there is no gray water tank so you have to set up a drain collection to use it at all. Then, it is too small for much of anything but spitting. No bathroom, no shower. If I used the sink at all, it would be with bottled water.

Anyway, I already removed it- that's a done deal.
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So Donna, does this mean your will be parting with your beloved Scamp??
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:11 PM   #24
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Anyway, I already removed it- that's a done deal.
Let us know how you use the space Bobbie. Others may want to do something similar
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So Donna, does this mean your will be parting with your beloved Scamp??
Yes, wish I could be a trailer hoarder
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #26
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We took the water tank out of our 13' Trillium. Our reasoning was - we cook, eat and wash dishes outside, carrying water from home or a campground tap. Our stove and sink are covered by a shelf that we find more useful. To do this the taps were removed as well. We also removed the back of the front couch (that lifts up to make an upper bunk.) We have stored all these items in case, when we sell, the new owner wants them.

The bed is in the 'ready to use' position just about permanently, with some memory foam inside a sheet over it (confort matters!). We haven't found it a problem to flip aside the memory foam, remove the cushion and 'hatch' and collect items from inside, The space holds spare food for emergencies (and for when we are heading out on a longer trip - or taking hungry grandboys along). The same under bed space on the other side holds the windwalls and bugscreens for the canopy.

So many options with these little eggs - seems like there is a good option for most challenges. I find it fascinating to read the ways we all make our campers comfortable for our 'style'.
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I wouldn't bother keeping it. Personally, I wouldn't drink out of a 40 year old tank. I I replaced mine for that reason.
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I wouldn't bother keeping it. Personally, I wouldn't drink out of a 40 year old tank. I I replaced mine for that reason.
That was kind of my thinking, too. I really wanted to know if they are routinely available. I'll measure it and check and make sure an appropriate size would be easy to find, and if so, may give this one away (if there are any takers.)

I don't really plan to sell any time soon, anyway.
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