my new van mount finally completed

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by rafawindowcleaning, May 9, 2015.

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  1. rafawindowcleaning

    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Took me much longer than I thought it would but finally my new setup is ready and raring to go! Quite proud now :)
     

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  2. Tuffers

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    You sure about that tank the way it's held rafa? Is it against the bulkhead and what is that strap? The strap doesn't look strong enough to me.
     
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    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Its a ratchet strap mate did two holes on both sides of the bulkhead its not going anywhere. Do you think i should put another one on lower ?
     
  4. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    You want the 5 tonne straps. Usually 2 inch wide.
     
  5. rafawindowcleaning

    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Right. That is not it. 1.5tonne that one. Thought would do for 400l tank Especially that it is not connected to anchor point but fed through the holes to the cabin and back around the tank? Or should i really change it ?
     
  6. Luke Barnard

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    Newtons second law. Force = mass × acceleration or in this case deceleration if you have a crash or maybe even go round a corner quickly. Your tank may only weight 400kg when full of water but if you try to decelerate that weight very quickly the force on that one strap will be equivalent to a lot more than just the weight of water.
    I've got two 5 tonne straps on mine (350 litre tank) bolted through bulkhead in one place and chasis in the other three, ideally I'd like a frame but they're a bit pricey!!!
     
  7. mr shine

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    as already said that strap is not nearly enough , i wouldnt want to depend on that in a headon collision .have a look on youtube and online for some crash test videos that might give you some technical information on the rated strapping needed
     
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    It took me much longer than I expected too!......that is the story of my life though.

    'Just going for a quick half with the boys love'.........Three days later 'Yes hello, is that the Police?...yes....I would like to report my husband missing........'
     
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  9. staneland01

    staneland01 Newcomer
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    I got my 500 ltr retaining frame for my tank from the cleaning warehouse £140. £50 for my garage to drill the holes and bolt it down. I wouldn't say that's too much to pay for a solid bit of kit.
     

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  10. Luke Barnard

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    Thats a great price, I'd not seen many under £300 but they look really good for the money!
     
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