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