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PostSubject: water tank   Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:40 pm

i want to put a tank on top of the roof rack to use for showers and fresh water to wash hands. i know its a balance between weight and amount of water available. I was thinking like 10 or 15 gallons should be good. 20 max. would like low profile 8 or 10 inch height max. prefer black plastic so it will heat in the sunlight. ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:00 am

This one looks cool:

http://jksflexibletanks.com/specialty-products/

Can easily remove the bladder to fill in a river. Protected from trees. Might not be very slim line but it's an interesting idea. As long as it is secured well it could be cool.

For the Maine trip?
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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:01 am

yeah for the maine trip. would like to do more trips like that. They have a cool 9 gallon black plastic backpack reservoir on that site you linked to.
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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:22 am

I've got a 5 Gallon Reliance Water that I replaced the spout on. For about $15 in parts from Home Depot I've got a 10 foot hose food grade hose, and pvc ball valve, reducing fitting/barb. It provides great water pressure as long as the water container is elevated above the outlet.

When selecting a water container, I'd think twice about how big you go though. At 7.5 lbs per gallon, you can add a lot of weight to your rack pretty quick and it's going to slosh around making life interesting when going around bends, stopping, etc... Plus, tossing a 150 lb water jug/bag up onto the top of your D2 would just plain suck.
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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:47 am

In Maine, I expect we will be able to camp near lakes or streams every night, so water shouldn't be a problem. You can pick up a solar shower for cheap, and just fill it in the morning, and leave it on your roof rack. The water should warm up a little bit sitting on the rack all day.

Although, for a hot shower, Mike posted this on dweb

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Synergy-Suspension-Sit-Shower-Shave-Kit-p-30485.html

And Ed, you'll have enough jerry can of gas on your roof rack, to negate room for a large water bladder.


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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:16 am

durt d1ver wrote:


http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Synergy-Suspension-Sit-Shower-Shave-Kit-p-30485.html

And Ed, you'll have enough jerry can of gas on your roof rack, to negate room for a large water bladder.


that is a pretty cool kit. and yes. I will have the sand ladders for bridging, and 20 gallons worth of scepter tanks for gas on the roof. I already have one of the Coleman camp showers. Used it up at Mettowee filled it in the river. worked pretty damn good. check it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-SCEPTER-05086-RV520S-5-GALLON-US-20-MILITARY-STYLE-CARB-COMPLIANT-GAS-CANS-/160654665535?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2567c3a73f

will also have a new set of tires by then and a second spare, both spares are going to be in the truck unless I can get some sort of double swing away tire carrier fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:04 am

don't buy anything CARB compliant, they all leak.

AB sells nato cans that are marked "not for fuel use" because of the CARB laws.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm

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PostSubject: Re: water tank   Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:41 am

durt d1ver wrote:
don't buy anything CARB compliant, they all leak.

AB sells nato cans that are marked "not for fuel use" because of the CARB laws.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC20.cfm

the only leaks i read about were the gaskets with the carb compliant spouts. check this out same design but different spout and better reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Moeller-Scepter-Vented-5-Gallon-Military/dp/B000MTCQNI/ref=pd_sim_sg_1

compared to this

http://www.amazon.com/Scepter-Resistant-Closures-5-Gallon-Military/dp/B000MT94TC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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