securing a tank

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  1. rafawindowcleaning

    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Hi everybody will be setting up a wfp system in my new van and decided to have a go myself ie. there will be 83384839 of questions from me. Sorry in advance haha. First question my new van has been fully ply lined recently so what i was planning to do was put down a rubber flooring all over to protect the wood from water but what is a good bet to secure a tank then? It is a 400 litres baffled upright. Thanks everyone
     
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  2. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    Water gets under wood and it won't dry out = beginnings of rust.

    We remove the ply flooring and then paint the metal with Protectakote. A piece of rubber matting with holes will protect the protectakote from being worn away when lugging hose reels in and out.

    Something like this

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Horse-Gat...634?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e870e42c2

    A metal frame properly secured to the van's floor is the best way to secure the tank
     
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  3. rafawindowcleaning

    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Is there any other way without metal frame ?
     
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    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    As i have seen countless setups without a steel frame so there must be another way ;-)
     
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    spruce Grand Master
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    If you don't want the answer that's fine, but why ask the question then?
     
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    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    There is no need for getting upset. Thank you for pointing out the metal frame option was just wondering if there were any other (possibly cheaper) options out there? By the way does anyone know where I could get a metal frame for a 400 upright ?
     
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    tench0771 Grand Master
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    ive got a 500l uprite ive rachet straped my tank to the bulkhead with the anker points [​IMG]
     
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    rafawindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    Thanks tench looks a good idea does it work well in practice have you had any problems with this sort of setup?
     
  9. johnny bravo

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    your a 100 litres too short raffa. theres the horse stable rubber matting, the water will stay on the matting in the little dents on the matting, easy to clean up. this is what im looking for locally to pick up.
    if you flood van as you will , take all out and dry off, put back again untill you get it right

    ive ratcheted mine down.against bulkhead. 5 ton ratchet straps.
    any local outlet will sel you them.
    just type 5 ton ratchet straps in harrogate. into google taskbar

    all the adresses will pop up, all different prices but all the same strengh.

    mine were £6+ each, only use 2. you pay for lengh, i did.
     
  10. Natty1972

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    I think you have to tell your insurance company if you carry a water tank in the back ??? Correct me if I'm wrong .
    because I carry water barrels it didn't affect my insurance
     
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