A few months ago I sought some advice here on retrofitting a shower into a toilet-only 13" Scamp
. Thanks to all your help the project is nearly finished and I'm very happy with the results.
(I'll do a picture-post over the holidays to show y'all!)
That was phase A of the project. Phase B is to install the factory-ordered gray tank. For those not familiar - the tank has a 26 gal capacity and goes under the floorboard at the very rear of the trailer (under the dinette).
Plumbing : 26 Gallon Grey Water Tank
(For anyone looking for similar tanks - this appears to be the manufacturer Replacement RV Parts & Fender Skirts - AC Shrouds & more - IconDirect.com
My initial inclination is to drill holes around the flange and simply attach it to the dinette floorboard using wood screws. However, it's not lost on me that a worst-case fully loaded 26 gal tank would weigh over 200lb. Double that for acceleration riding over a pothole, and add a safety factor or two - now we're talking some serious vertical loading.
Which brings me to my question - Could I bother anyone to take a peek under their gray-tank equipped Scamp
and see how the tank is attached to the trailer?
Things I'm curious about
- If it IS just wood screws - how many and what size approximately?
- Any bolts that go through the floor? If so, how are the bolt heads concealed inside the trailer, if at all?
- Any steel bands/brackets that attach directly to the frame?
- Is the tank mounted flush against the plywood? Any visible padding?
Now, I'm not suggesting I plan to travel any significant distance with 26 gallons of graywater in the tank (or that it's even safe to do so - given what that much rear-end weight
would do to the tongue weight) - but I hope to set things up so that if I had
to go a little out of the way to find a dump station, I wouldn't risk finding my gray tank unceremoniously deposited on the highway!