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650L UNIT VAN MOUNTED WFP SYSTEM SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!

shazad

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There are soo many van mounted WFP systems like Grippa, Xline, Smart tank, Facelift, Pure Freedom, Aquapure? Which one is the best system? 

Any suggestions please? Also any systems I should avoid due to bad experiences?

 

Apw1210

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There are soo many van mounted WFP systems like Grippa, Xline, Smart tank, Facelift, Pure Freedom, Aquapure? Which one is the best system? 

Any suggestions please? Also any systems I should avoid due to bad experiences?
I'd personally build your own system if you want to save money but having the basic skills is the key

Building a system gives the user a better understanding of how it works and makes fault finding later on easier

All you need is a tank, frame, battery charging system, pump, controller and hosing

 

shazad

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I'd personally build your own system if you want to save money but having the basic skills is the key

Building a system gives the user a better understanding of how it works and makes fault finding later on easier

All you need is a tank, frame, battery charging system, pump, controller and hosing
Thank you but I wouldn't know where to start with building my own system. Don't have the knowledge unfortunately.

 

Part Timer

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I would say PF are the closest to you and they are an engineering company. Buy the tank etc from them, and get them to install it. I wouldn't get them to "Protektacote the floor as it's not very hard wearing. I personally wouldn't buy anything else from them though as there is far better equipment elsewhere. 

 

scottish cleaning service

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I've got a 650l Grippatank hotwater system installed. It was £10k and got it installed down in Cambridge 2 years ago. They sprayed a speedliner on floor to begin with because you will always have a drip or leak at some point in time. Worked hard to pay for it upfront but probably the best investment I have ever made and paid back many times. Getting Oliver to yearly service in July so never really lets me down. Running costs on a system like this is nominal because we don't have water meters up here. Less than £600 a year to maintain it and the nominal diesel cost to run it, I think its good value for money and I'm a Scot. 

 

shazad

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Has anyone come across these Aquapure systems. Are they any good? They are costing around 4k new to include fitting and equipment in a Peugeot partner 850k Van. 

See attached picture.

Any advice appreciated.

Regards

Shazad

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shazad

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Not legally, if your payload is 850kgs then the water weighs 650kgs. You then have the bulkhead, spare tyre, weight of the frame and tank, 2 hose reels, 2 passengers, 60kgs of fuel etc etc. A van with a 1000kg payload won't take a 650l tank. 
Thanks for breaking it down mate. What your saying makes sense to me now. I will bear this in mind and look for a bigger van.

 

ched999uk

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I believe Aquapure is a bloke working from his driveway in Preston. A few things to condider. First off is the size of tank they fit to partner vans is way over their load capacity. Second they advertise their system as a 2 man but show only 1 pump and controller which isn't a great way to do things as if 1 user switches off their pole the other gets all the flow! Just Google them and the do a street view the address is a residential one! I would be surprised if they had liability insurance for fitting tanks! 

For the money they are charging I would go to a reputable supplier. 

 

Part Timer

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I've got a 650l Grippatank hotwater system installed. It was £10k and got it installed down in Cambridge 2 years ago. They sprayed a speedliner on floor to begin with because you will always have a drip or leak at some point in time. Worked hard to pay for it upfront but probably the best investment I have ever made and paid back many times. Getting Oliver to yearly service in July so never really lets me down. Running costs on a system like this is nominal because we don't have water meters up here. Less than £600 a year to maintain it and the nominal diesel cost to run it, I think its good value for money and I'm a Scot. 
I wish you'd actually share the reality not what you dreamt. You had all sorts of problems and delays. You also do about £800 a month of window cleaning so won't be anywhere near covering the cost of the installation yet. My PF Webasto hot water system that generates far more revenue doesn't cost £600 a year to run let alone just service.

 

shazad

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I believe Aquapure is a bloke working from his driveway in Preston. A few things to condider. First off is the size of tank they fit to partner vans is way over their load capacity. Second they advertise their system as a 2 man but show only 1 pump and controller which isn't a great way to do things as if 1 user switches off their pole the other gets all the flow! Just Google them and the do a street view the address is a residential one! I would be surprised if they had liability insurance for fitting tanks! 

For the money they are charging I would go to a reputable supplier. 
Yes you are right it is a guy in Preston. Thanks for your advice. Definitely Aquapure out of the question then. 

 

Apw1210

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Has anyone come across these Aquapure systems. Are they any good? They are costing around 4k new to include fitting and equipment in a Peugeot partner 850k Van. 

See attached picture.

Any advice appreciated.

Regards

Shazad

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You'll paying more for the 5 bar aluminium diamond plate which is a 5hite cover up for a basic system

Looks fancy but really it's nothing special

 

NewGuy

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GrippaTank. Expensive but worth it.

Good luck finding them though. Where they are based is like the set of the film ‘Deliverence’ ?
I had to be there at 7am on a dark winter morning. I got into a fight with the sat nav after nearly running over a deer on an off road track through the farm! I passed their site and continued on down the track refusing to acknowledge the sat nav informing me I've arrived! 

 
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