water tank is making van swey any ideas

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  1. chris70

    chris70 Member
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    put 600ltr water tank in back of van but when water moves about when driving it makes van swey its like being on a boat lol iv got tank right up against bulkhead is this right position any ideas cheers
     
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    Guessing it's baffled?
     
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    t $_12.jpe his one mate
     
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    Looks like a standard IBC tank to me in which case it's not baffled so water will sway from one side to the other. You could put in some baffles yourself - sections of drainage pipe perhaps. I also remember reading about someone who tied the bottom of large flower pots together with cable ties and put these inside the tank in order to help prevent the movement of water. I have a 350L wydale tank which has a single baffle and this works fine for me.
     
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    What van you got?
     
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    Few hundred plastic playballs needed in that
     
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    richard123456

    What's disagreeable about asking what van the chap has got? :confused:

    If it's a small 20 year old banger then there's a strong chance that this is contributing to the van swaying! ........but should be fine in a medium to large solid van such as transit.

    Just trying to help the fella out :)

    Share your thoughts if you still think that's disagreeable bud??
     
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    Sorry I must have clicked it by mistake when I swiped down the on phone screen. I did wonder why that was there.
     
  9. Alien Human

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    That's the kinda thing I often do mate - no worries.

    Have a good chrimbo :)
     
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    #10 richard123456, Dec 25, 2015
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    "I had a 1000l ibc in my transit t280 for window cleaning. baffle issue is easy sorted by dropping 1 meter-ish lengths of 4" pvc pipe with some hoes drilled in them to help break up and disperse the sloshing energy

    It will be the worst at half full without them as it has the space to cause massive weight shifts due to sloshing around."

    Just found that on another forum.

    I am sure you would need a lot of them in there and plenty of holes drilled in each one.

    And especially make sure that it is secured. maybe with some 2 tonne weight limit ratchet straps
     
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