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Old 10-20-2015, 12:21 AM   #15
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You are a handy woman after my own heart. I have been searching external water tanks as a solution to the original 16 gallon tank located under the seat. It appears to have a creature living in it. Plus I don't want to haul 16 x 8.34lbs/gal. There is only the kitchen sink, no shower no potty - just me and my dog.

so tomorrow's project remove the green tank and find a way to replumb to a 5 gallon sparklets container to pull water from outdoors.There is no 12v at this time so it is hand pump or install a pump and use the generator for water. I'll stick with the hand pump it appears to work.and it is quiet.

Then replace the grey metal kinked propane hose and install a new regulator. the other one works but why take a chance if it equates to Boom!

Definately looking to solar but until $$ happen that will be research and dream. But the costco light strand!! That has to happen!

Between you and Mr Bob Miller I should be able to ask all the questions I can think of you are Hunter Compact experts!

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Old 10-20-2015, 08:00 AM   #16
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...so tomorrow's project remove the green tank and find a way to replumb to a 5 gallon sparklets container to pull water from outdoors….
You might want to take a look at this:
External Water Reservoir - DIY
An Igloo cooler-type reservoir would be a lot easier to fill and clean than a Sparkletts bottle and it would stabilize the temperature a bit. I believe the link is to his blog, which has the details.

Thanks, Ian G.!
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:55 PM   #17
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If you can clean the original tank I would suggest that is the best solution. The area it is in is almost inaccessible except to spiders. If you are concerned with weight don't fill it all the way.
At least ours in inaccessible because we went for the full time bed.


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Old 10-20-2015, 07:58 PM   #18
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Building Tip..... Never make any mods that can't be reversed or at least removed. Every thing I do is done with screws so I can back things out for mod or repairs.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #19
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I know why the PO said they never used the on board water tank. It leaks... It is now in the yard and I can see that someone tried to heat the drain area with a torch and well it didn't work. So ... I am almost done replumbing to the hand pump sink and using Ian G.'s idea of the external water reservoir / orange water cooler, that we never use We will have water tomorrow. I hope to have the gas line replaced as well before next weekend. As that will be her maiden voyage!
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We use both the internal and an external water tank. The internal one is for sink and shower panel hot and cold water, the external one is for cooking and drinking water. We use two separate pumps and faucets. Here's some pics of the external set up and an option we can also use.
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And the alternative supply source


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Old 10-23-2015, 01:50 PM   #22
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thats awesome!
You have hot water, a shower and a still for the bourbun on board. I want to camp with you!
Right now I'm keeping it as light as possible.

did you keep the original dinette table? That thing weighs a ton. Its heavy for me to lift off the pedestal to set up the bed. But I know it has to be strong especially to support getting in and out of bed.
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I made a 2 piece table. One part stays in place when the futon mattress is flipped up, the other half serves as a table for two when needed. Otherwise I have a pull-out table under the refrigerator we use for dining. The small table goes back down between the benches when the futon is flipped back down to become a queen size bed.





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