water tank? Anyone using a rather large water tank on their DIY built trailer?

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Working on a 4x6 trailer and looking to add a large thin water tank to have water for a hot water shower.

Just wondering if anything has a rather large tank? how much water do you have onboard?
 
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22 gal water tank here, under the trailer, above the axle, armored.

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Tank is baffled to keep water from all sloshing to one side if off camber, maintaining center of gravity more than without.


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- Fill spout cap is inside the trailer (forward of wheel well in image above); overflow tube comes out underneath the trailer there.
- On demand propane fired water heater in trailer rear of wheel well, armored from cargo.
- 12v pump adjacent to the water tank underneath, access plate through armor at rear.
- Easy to drain and winterize or sanitize, with central drain plug through armor.
- Water lines all mil spec pex style.
- Plumbed to front right with single line from water heater for shower hookup. Adjust temp/pressure at the heater.
- Plumbed to left rear with separate hot/cold for faucet.

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Water lines hook up with quick-release fittings, plugs when not using.

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Faucet mounts through fender step.

Been a dream to have, especially when off-grid for long periods. Having hot and cold running water in camp changes the way I cook, clean, relax, and stay out longer.

I'm planning on adding a similar system to my van for those times I'm away from, or not using, my trailer, and for when I'm out working or shooting somewhere.


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Working on a 4x6 trailer and looking to add a large thin water tank to have water for a hot water shower.

Just wondering if anything has a rather large tank? how much water do you have onboard?
I have a 21gal tank and water pump on my M416 build. I keep it in the tub. Works well as long as temperatures are a over freezing.
 

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My M-100 has a 15 gal and my teardrop has an 11 gal. Both have very good water filters on them.
I opted for smaller tanks to keep the weight down. I've gone a bit more than a week on my 15 gal still doing a quick shower when I feel I need it. I also carry 6 gal of water on my rig. In my opinion, worse case is topping off water as I go. I spent 5 days in Death Valley two months ago in my teardrop and had to drain the tank for the trip home.
Ask yourself how much water do you use on a trip? Even though I have a filter, my drinking water tends to be bottled water. If you have a shower and a water heater, don't leave the water running and do a quick shower. You will be surprised how little water you use if you conserve.
 

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Working on a 4x6 trailer and looking to add a large thin water tank to have water for a hot water shower.

Just wondering if anything has a rather large tank? how much water do you have onboard?

I guess the first question I have is what does a rather large tank mean to you?

I have a 22 gal under the frame on my little yellow trailer, a 52 gal in my tent on wheels (camper) and 850 on the trailer I haul water on.
 

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I guess the first question I have is what does a rather large tank mean to you?

I have a 22 gal under the frame on my little yellow trailer, a 52 gal in my tent on wheels (camper) and 850 on the trailer I haul water on.
Valid question... I was thinking of 40 to 60 gals. Im looking to do a trip to the outer banks and spend some time at cape lookout. I havnt verified it water is radially available there or not yet. I was looking to install a long thin tank in my trailer, but the more i was thinking about it, it make make more sense to install a few smaller tanks mated together. This way i could have a couple valves and if i want to carry a smaller amount of water i could, or have a small amount in all 3 and it would act more like a baffled tank. Water would be mostly used for washing, rinsing dishes, hands, and quicky showers/rinse downs.
 

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I have been thinking of doing this to my trailer, as I start to redo the inside, thought it would be great to add in some water.
I think i have a UP TO of 3’ wide by 5’ long and 3-5” high area I could use, but I want baffles to keep water from sloshing around. Haven’t found the tank I am looking for.
 
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I have a 21gal tank and water pump on my M416 build. I keep it in the tub. Works well as long as temperatures are a over freezing.
I have the same tank in my m416 (mine has a top on it) and insulated the tank with rigid foam and then put a 12v RV tank heating pad under it. Runs off the trailer batteries and keeps it from freezing at night.