Scamp GREY Tank - NOT 26 GAL! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Scamp GREY Tank - NOT 26 GAL!

I'm just posting this as an FYI for current or future Scamp owners.

I was quizzed about this a week or so ago by a member of this group wondering if I'd ever measured the actual capacity of my stated "26 Gal" grey tank in my bought-new 2010 13' Std Scamp. While experimenting with tank monitoring, I measured it and it's only 18 gallons! The manual lists it as 26 and everywhere on their website. Even in their parts store it's listed it as 26 gallons. But the small inset photo ALSO shows the manufacturer and their part # on the tank. Below are the links to both.

It gets more weird. Icon's website (Mfr for their tanks) lists it as 21 gal! But I reiterate, I filled it up from a "dry" standpoint and while I was pouring in the last gallon (#18) it overflowed out the bottom of the Scamp. This means I ALSO had to fill the drain valve area along with the connecting elbow.

I spoke with Kent Eveland and he confirmed he'd never checked the capacity. I simply suggested that the website needs to be changed and an "errata" statement should be posted for all current owners. I've never had trouble filling the tank but for full-timers it could be an issue? Dunno. He said they would test it and change the site. A gallon or two you can understand. But 8 gal difference? He did mention that someone had spoke to him about it in the past but he let it go??? It shouldnt be let go because it's simply incorrect information. People (including myself) purchase the Scamp with the knowledge of getting a 26 gal grey tank and they are not.

He said he would go with the 21 gall stated on Icon's site. That's fine, but it's still incorrect. Also, I tested with my Scamp on jack stands and sitting level. So I would say my accuracy should be within 1 gal at the worst.

Here's the manufacturing website and actual tank and this number once again can be confirmed on Scamp's pic of the end of the tank on their website. (if you have any questions about your own, you can use Icon's dimensions and measure your tank):
Holding Tank Left End Drain HT710ED

Scamp's listing on their tank:
Plumbing : 26 Gallon Grey Water Tank
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Icon lists capacities in imperial gallons. 21 gal. translates to 26 gal. US.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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Icon's website lists "US Gallons".

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Icon lists capacities in imperial gallons. 21 gal. translates to 26 gal. US.
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Icon's website lists "US Gallons".

Which I suspect as has been pointed is probable an error - seen many times of websites selling goods from a Canada company - Icon is in Manitoba.

Someone might want to point that little ops out to Icon!
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BTW we could save all the confusion over conversion of litres to imperial gallons to US Gallons and back again if the US would just join the rest of the world and go metric!
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Or... have the sest of the world go to US standards. Simple,, no fuss, ours is right and the rest are wrong
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
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Scamp says the water tank is 12 gals in the 13 footer. I dumped a 5 gallon jug of water in an empty tank, and it looked to be about 60% full. No way would I get another 7 gals. in it.

Are Imperial gallons metric?

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Or... have the sest of the world go to US standards. Simple,, no fuss, ours is right and the rest are wrong
wish you luck with convincing all those counties in green who are using metric in their manufacturing plants to change over to the US standards
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Nope! Litres is

There are 4.54609 Litres in an Imperial Gallon.

0.832674 Imperial Gallons = 1 US Gallon.
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Nope! Litres is

There are 4.54609 Litres in an Imperial Gallon.

0.832674 Imperial Gallons = 1 US Gallon.
I knew that Carol. I was just funning' with you. Pot calling the kettle black sort of thing.

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Tom,

Thanks for the input because Dave at Scamp mentioned to me today that someone told him the fresh water 12 Gal tank wont hold 12 gal either (and this is on the tank itself!). Of course he just laughed about it. I havent confirmed this and COULD have at Piney! But I did notice that I used the Coleman "foldable" 5 gal jug. I filled it and poured it in the tank. But it wouldnt hold the rest of the next one. Didnt occur to me until now, it's NOT a 12 gal tank either! I wish someone that's using theirs would confirm the exact capacity. I will look on my tank again and see if I can find out where IT is made.

That is a good idea about contacting ICON and questioning them on their "US Gallon" designation on their website.

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Scamp says the water tank is 12 gals in the 13 footer. I dumped a 5 gallon jug of water in an empty tank, and it looked to be about 60% full. No way would I get another 7 gals. in it.

Are Imperial gallons metric?

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This is my 5 Gal water carrier.

Amazon.com : Coleman Water Carrier (5-Gallon, Blue) : Water Cans : Sports & Outdoors

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BTW we could save all the confusion over conversion of litres to imperial gallons to US Gallons and back again if the US would just join the rest of the world and go metric!
Would we also have to learn how to spell Liters... UH... litres?
Do you people join the 1609.3m high club when you fly, or are those Imperial GALS. just too big to fit in that little room?
Did I just stick my 0.30480m in my mouth?
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Here's the collapsible one that I have except I gave about $10 for it at a Coleman store. Takes VERY little room and is super light:
COLEMAN Collapsible Water Jug, 5 gal. - Non Insulated Water Jugs - 3UZK3|2000003456 - Grainger Industrial Supply

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