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Water tank for Blitz

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by rstucke, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    you've put a thought in my head
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Well done @rstucke. Enjoy tas:D.
    Cheers
     
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  3. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I'll send you a pic of your house david
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    The one my Dad & Mum built in 53/54:). Got a great view of Bass Straight.
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    Imagine carting all those building materials up that slope:eek:.
    Cheers & enjoy the travels
     
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  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I posted earlier in this thread that I intended to check the weight on each wheal and toe front and rear
    This happened today.

    Used a Plate Tronic to test

    Fully loaded Blitz (all camping gear, food, clothes, bike rack and bikes)
    also me as driver and a guy who weighs about the same as Kym as passenger.
    also 50ltr water tank full.
    Fuel tank at half.

    For those interested, here are the results.

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    I thought about adjusting rear toe but it's within spec and Blitz doesn't wander about, nor is there peculiar wear patterns so leaving it alone for now.

    Very happy with the weight distribution.

    Cheers
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    That's close to perfect given a full water tank. I reckon with an empty tank the front would balance as close as the back.
    Cheers
     
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  7. Mr Beckstar

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    Need to feed Kym a few pies LOL
     
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  8. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Just re-read this thread and discovered this bit

    @David H Think about it. I fill from the bottom up. I also have a short piece of hose attached to a container with the bottom cut out. when attached to the inlet, inverted and held above the tank it acts as a funnel. simply fill the tank with a bucket or drum
     
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  9. David H

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    Done out again by not thinking of gravity effect:(:(. I'm looking sillier as I get older:oops:. Why didn't I think of that? Led down 'the garden path' of water pressure missing the obvious:( water pressure above inlet.
    Seems our camping discussion is going to be less spirited:D.
    Why did you not catch me out on my initial post:p?
    Cheers
     
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  10. Andy.

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    Wonderful work you have done on your tank. Only just reading this post now. Your setup is very similar to mine, I also used straps to the three outriggers under the floor. I put three baffles in to line up with the straps to support the tank. I also fill like yours with a hose connection. In hind sight I would have built mine a bit lighter.

    I built two, RHS is a fuel tank, LHS is water, each hold 45L

    I have a tin top and needed it to easily convert from camper to bus, so do not have a permanent sink inside.
    It's been in the bus 15 years now and still as good as new!

    I love the bike rack, nicely thought out. I put two spare tires on the back of mine that swing open.

    All the best for the Tassie trip!
     
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  11. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Nice Rack! Love the swing away feature for access to the tailgate and engine without bike removal every time - brilliant!
     

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