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Old 04-02-2024, 02:19 PM   #1
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Scamp 16 Larger Fresh Water Tank

Scamp 16 owners what have you done to increase your fresh water supply? Install a larger tank? Where? Install additional tanks? Again Where? Wishing to boon-dock and still be able to shower. I don't think the 12 gallon tank will cut it. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2024, 04:27 PM   #2
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Scamp used to offer a second 12-gallon tank under the streetside rear bench. They discontinued the option because too many people experienced severe sway with 24 gallons of water behind the axle. If you have a way to fill the second tank close to your destination with only low-speed backroad travel, that might be an option.

I really don't know where you could easily add a tank in front of the axle, but there's always portable containers. Filling the tank from jugs is easier if you add a 6" marine deck hatch in the top of the existing tank.
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Old 04-03-2024, 01:11 PM   #3
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Twin water tanks

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Scamp used to offer a second 12-gallon tank under the streetside rear bench. They discontinued the option because too many people experienced severe sway with 24 gallons of water behind the axle. If you have a way to fill the second tank close to your destination with only low-speed backroad travel, that might be an option.
I have the second water tank in my 16' deluxe and have not had any problems, but I also have TWO batteries and TWO LP tanks in the hitch.
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Old 04-10-2024, 04:48 PM   #4
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Scamp 16 owners what have you done to increase your fresh water supply? Install a larger tank? Where? Install additional tanks? Again Where? Wishing to boon-dock and still be able to shower. I don't think the 12 gallon tank will cut it. Thanks.

For me I use portable jugs that I keep in the shower. (Leaks would be contained and it makes it more stable) I then have an extra pump that I setup that attaches to the portable jugs and puts them into the tank. I can tell you that the pump and jugs are really popular at some of the events I go to. I use two jugs that are 6 gallons. That makes for 12 more gallons. I can then fill and bring water to the camper if I need to. (Or to other campers, see comment previous ;-) ) That makes for 24 gallons and the gray water is 26 gallons. So that makes for about as much as I can use without dumping.

Actually I do end up able to use about another 5 gallons or so because some of it goes to black water and so to my water pack for events and so does not go into the gray water. But that is about the limit. But you are probably going to have to consider gray water if you are going much past 24 gallons anyway.
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Old 04-10-2024, 05:35 PM   #5
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Not a Scamp but with 15 gallons in a Casita we are in the same boat. I found the Reliance AquaPak 2 1/2 gallon jugs, which are a square shape, made to stack and only weigh 25 pounds full. They fit nicely under the back bed.
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Old 04-11-2024, 10:55 AM   #6
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I have 2 12 gallon tanks behind the axle. I never fill them fully on the road. The swishing back and forth causes big time sway.
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:24 PM   #7
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Side note on adding deck plate on water tank.

As someone who added a deck fill plate in water tank, I found it good for cleaning out the tank but regret it too.
If I decide to replace it then I'd possibly get a 12-15 gal replacement tank since it's the same price about.
My "new" T.V. I've got a 10 gal water tank in bed and have probably 5 5gal portable water containers too. There about as large as I want to carry anywhere. I can set two on drive side where side dinette is in front of axle and in shower pan area too.
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As someone who added a deck fill plate in water tank, I found it good for cleaning out the tank but regret it too.
If I decide to replace it then I'd possibly get a 12-15 gal replacement tank since it's the same price about.
My "new" T.V. I've got a 10 gal water tank in bed and have probably 5 5gal portable water containers too. There about as large as I want to carry anywhere. I can set two on drive side where side dinette is in front of axle and in shower pan area too.

Yeah the shower is a good place to store the extra jugs. Did have one fail during a trip, but then just had to pump from the shower to the gray water and dump a little sooner. Big mess if it happens elsewhere in the camper.


You can use the jugs to hold the canopy legs down also. Win win.
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I have 2 12 gallon tanks behind the axle. I never fill them fully on the road. The swishing back and forth causes big time sway.

Well I don't fill mine IF I am going to have water available at where I am going. But that is like less than 50/50 for me.
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Replacement Tanks

I admit that I haven't done this yet, but I did find a couple of vendors that you might find helpful. I measured the existing Scamp tank and then found a tank at "National Tank Outlet" that would provide almost twice the capacity and still fit in the under seat space on my 16' Standard - 4. There were also choices at "Tank Depot" and even a few on Amazon. You'll need to make some mods to the piping of course, but you knew that. Not cheap, but should work.
I'm also thinking of getting a larger grey water tank; found some that would fit.
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I admit that I haven't done this yet, but I did find a couple of vendors that you might find helpful. I measured the existing Scamp tank and then found a tank at "National Tank Outlet" that would provide almost twice the capacity and still fit in the under seat space on my 16' Standard - 4. There were also choices at "Tank Depot" and even a few on Amazon. You'll need to make some mods to the piping of course, but you knew that. Not cheap, but should work.
I'm also thinking of getting a larger grey water tank; found some that would fit.

I find the gray water to be a bigger limitation.



Actually with my 12 (or maybe 10 hard to tell) gallon pottable, 2 6 gallon jugs, and a 26 gallon gray water I can pretty easily do 4-5 days as long as I sponge bath and don't shower. Am thinking of an outdoor shower. Most of the time when I an limited on water and dump I am in a place that will work.
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