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Gary-3165

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Posted: 08/19/10 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello! New member here, Got a question about adding holding tanks to a FEMA trailer. Kinda new to this, So any advice or pointers would be appreciated. I am currently looking at a trailer that has no holding tanks. Was wondering what all is involved in making one of these self-contained and also the approximate cost involded. I can do most of the work myself, so that is a plus! Would like to know a general scope of this. Thanks!

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I am not familiar with the Bathroom setup of those trailer but with no holding tanks they probably have house type toilets. If that is the case you will need a new toilet and a lot of plumbing. They may also lack in the axle capacity area to add the weight of tanks. If they do not have fresh water tanks and a pump that will add to the cost. It sounds like a major project and probably will cost at least 2,000 dollar in just parts.

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at last count there were approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000 of those trailers out there, many have tanks, etc. look for one of those.
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Posted: 08/20/10 04:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bldrbuck wrote:

I am not familiar with the Bathroom setup of those trailer but with no holding tanks they probably have house type toilets. If that is the case you will need a new toilet and a lot of plumbing. They may also lack in the axle capacity area to add the weight of tanks. If they do not have fresh water tanks and a pump that will add to the cost. It sounds like a major project and probably will cost at least 2,000 dollar in just parts.


FEMA has TT's with out holding tanks?
So just how did they set these FEMA TT's up?

Did they drop them in a state of emergency situation and then PLUMB them to the exsisting house sewer system?


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Posted: 08/20/10 05:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If ya' need to, RONCO (they have an extensive catalog on their site) makes all kinds---hundreds of different sizes in stock....the two each 25 gallon I got from them for my TH build---ran about $300 including shipping....they have all sizes, and they'll put whatever size fittings wherever you need them...
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Gary,

Those are park model trailers, they are not and where not intended for RV use..

The project you are seeking to under take, will cost you as much as the trailer is worth, not to mention the amount of time you will be investing..

Look for a fully self contained (RVIA Certified) trailer, you will save yourself a lot of time, effort and money in the long run and get a better trailer to boot..

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does anyone know if the FEMA spec trailers have the (inverter?) and 12 volt systgem?


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Mine does. it's a gulfstream cavalier.

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rockhillmanor wrote:

FEMA has TT's with out holding tanks?
So just how did they set these FEMA TT's up?

Did they drop them in a state of emergency situation and then PLUMB them to the exsisting house sewer system?

They were put on blocks and attached to the residential water, sewer and power systems. Wooden steps were installed to get up to the front door. They have a converter because they have the 12v RV lights.

In New Orleans they had separate sub-contractors to 1)Haul them to the site, 2)Set them on blocks, 3)Connect the plumbing, 4)Connect the power, and 5)Build and install the steps. Everybody was making good money, from what I heard.

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